Course entry prerequisites

You must possess the following course entry prerequisites to enrol in our courses. If you do not possess any of the applicable prerequisite items you must not enrol online and must instead refer to the training manager for further determination:


1. Digital prerequisites – all students: 
A. Computer and internet access:  You must have access to a computer (with Adobe Reader and Microsoft Word installed) and a reliable Internet connection to access your learning documentation.
B. Video recording device: You will require access to a video recording device (such as a webcam or smart phone) to record yourself undertaking certain assessment activities.
C. Technology:  You must be comfortable using technology to locate information and research topics – for example to find a copy of a regulation using Google – and in using the main features and functions of digital tools (such as word processing programs, email and printers) to complete work tasks.


2. LLN prerequisites – all students:  All students must possess the following language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) abilities:
A. Learning ability: You must be comfortable using your experience to reflect on ways that variables impact outcomes, and identify future improvements.  You must be self-directing, able to manage your own learning, and be able to plan and balance multiple requirements and meet deadlines.
B. English reading ability: You must be comfortable reading and interpreting a range of documentation relevant to the subject – this includes organisational policies and procedures and assessment instructions.  Our Diploma and Certificate IV in Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) courses also require students to be able to read and analyses complex WHS legislative and organisational texts. Our Project Management courses also require students to analyse and interpret a range of complex materials – students must be comfortable reviewing information relating to budgets, timelines and project requirements.
C. English writing ability:  You will be required to draft and develop various documents using appropriate format and language for the context and the audience. You must be comfortable writing documents such as formal documents, including instructions, information updates and completing report templates.
D. English speaking ability: You will be required to participate in verbal exchanges using clear language and appropriate tone and syntax to provide relevant information.  You must be able to use active listening and questioning to elicit views and opinions of others.
E. Numeracy (mathematics) ability:  Our Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) and Project Management courses require you to collate, interpret and compare numerical and statistical information relevant to requirements.  You must be comfortable reviewing information from tables, charts and graphs. Project Management students must also use mathematical formulae to calculate resources against predetermined budgets, solve variances and finalise project cost. (For example, which is larger: ¼ or 33%?)


3. TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment - all courses:  You must possess vocational competence in your proposed area of teaching (e.g., hairdressing, or welding).


4. TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment - teacher's TAE40116 RPL+GAP training course:  Students in this specialist course must be experienced teachers, trainers or presenters who possess the following experience, and who can provide evidence of each:
A. Recently delivered at least 40 hours of structured training or presentations within a one-year period;
B. Facilitated group-based learning by preparing and delivering at least two consecutive sessions, each of a duration of at least 40 minutes, to different learner groups; and
C. Conducted at least two learning facilitation relationships with different individuals during this time.
Your current or former employer (i.e., the school principal in the case of teachers) must also be willing to certify various aspects of your teaching or training experience and background.


5. TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training & TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design & Development prerequisites:  You must possess the TAE40110 or TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualifications. You must be engaged in (or have recently been engaged in) a workplace relating to VET-sector training and assessment activities or similar. This is because you should have the following experience and evidence to satisfy unit assessment requirements, or else have the ability to obtain this in your current (or recent prior) role:
A. Assessed 20 candidates against at least one unit of competency. (However if this is problematic we can provide the 20 candidates for you.)
B. Undertaken 50 assessments based on one or more units of competency and documented the outcomes. (However if this is problematic we can provide the assessments for you to complete.)
C. Conducted a minimum of 100 hours of group facilitation.
D. Collected feedback of their training from at least two peers and 10 learners.


7. Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety prerequisite:  You must possess the core units of competency from the BSB41415 Certificate IV in WHS or have experience commensurate with them (e.g., via RPL):
A. BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws
B. BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
C. BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
D. BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
E. BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents
If you don’t already possess these five units (i.e., on a statement of attainment or record of results) then you may be bale to undertake RPL if you have a suitable background and experience.  Contact the office for further details.


8. Certificate IV in Workplace Health and Safety prerequisite:  You must have access to at least one environmental monitoring equipment (for example, a temperature sensor or thermometer, sound level meter, etc.)