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 smartphone) 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.
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 the views and opinions of others.
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.