Virtual classes - the ultimate in flexible delivery!

Our virtual classes offer the best of both worlds for today's student!
Study when you want, wherever you are, but with the benefit of a trainer to assist you though the course!


What is a virtual class?

Plenty Training's virtual classes are online classrooms delivered via the Internet that allow participants to communicate, view presentations, interact with learning resources and work in groups. This type of learning environment offers all students complete flexibility as they can attend sessions from any location without the cost or hassle of travelling to a particular venue. The only thing needed is a computer and a reasonable Internet connection.

We offer regular sessions for our Training & Assessment qualifications, and students are able to 'hop on hop off' to attend the sessions on dates and times that suit. You may choose to attend two sessions per month, or more depending upon your availability to study as well as your personal completion timeframes.


What are the advantages of virtual classes?

This delivery method includes all the benefits of face-to-face training as well as a few others:

  • Study from any location in the world no flights or accommodation costs to attend the class!
  • Regular course session times available so you can study as quickly or slowly as you choose.
  • Sessions are recorded and can be reviewed online after the class.
  • One enrolment fee allows you to attend the same class as many times as you want.
  • The course cost is substantially cheaper than traditional face-to-face training.
  • Interact with trainers and gain clarification of unit materials via dedicated Q&A time in each session.
  • Self-paced learning means you fit the study around your work and family commitments.

What equipment will I need if I want to attend virtual classes?

  • A computer (with Adobe Reader and Microsoft Word installed), as well as reliable Internet access.
  • A headset which plugs into your computer so you can hear and speak (a good quality headset is available from any electronics store for less than $50).
  • A quiet place to attend the session so you can clearly hear the trainer, and also to concentrate on the material being delivered.

When are the classes scheduled?

All courses offered via virtual classroom are delivered every month, depending upon demand of the particular qualification . You can repeat attendance at any session as many times as you need to gain full understanding of the unit content, and we also offer each session on playback after the session has finished. In addition to the virtual classroom sessions, all courses include online videos and recorded webinars to further enhance understanding of the unit information.

You can join any upcoming session, and our schedules can be viewed here.


Will I be able to ask questions and speak to the trainer?

Virtual classes are run via 'GoTo Webinar' software where you will be part of an online group attending an online meeting. You will be able to hear (and often see) the trainer and see the course materials presented by the trainer. You will be able to hear other classmates if the trainer enables audio for the whole group. Usually the trainer will give each attendee the opportunity to ask questions at a specified time to ensure everyone is able to hear clearly. Interaction with class attendees is more limited than a traditional face-to-face setting.


Who will be my trainer and assessor?

Your trainer will vary from session to session, month to month, but will be a suitably qualified trainer for the particular qualification you are studying. You can submit your assessment workbook as you complete each unit, or you may wish to send all assessments in after you complete the whole course - the choice is yours!


How much time do I have to complete the course?

The length of time to complete the course varies from qualification to qualification, but is generally 12 months for a Certificate IV course and 18 months for a Diploma-level course. (NOTE: the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (now superseded by TAE40116) must be completed by 5 September 2017; the TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (now superseded by TAE50116) & TAE50211 Diploma of Training Design and Development (now superseded by TAE50216) is an RPL + GAP training option with completion required by 5 September 2017.)


What's not included in this type of study?

  • There will not be any face-to-face training or physical interaction with a trainer or classmates.
  • You will not attend a physical venue, so there is less of an opportunity to network if this is important to you.
  • Your computer, Internet access, and headset is not included in the cost of the course.

How do I enrol?

You can call us on 1800 786 651 to enrol over the phone with one of our friendly staff.

Alternatively you can enrol directly into the course of your choice via the relevant course page. Simply choose an intake date from the list for when you would like to get started, but remember you can join ANY session available in any order, so once you are enrolled you can pick and choose dates that suit.

We look forward to assisting you soon.


(Note: All webinar sessions (including any verbal contribution made by you) will be recorded and subsequently used as a pre-recorded webinar for access by other students.  However no personal details are made available from the recording.)