You are required to have:
- intermediate computer skills as the program has an online component
- a high level of literacy and numeracy
- access to the internet and have a current email address
- Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Adobe Reader and headphones or speakers on your computer.
- After enrolment all applicants must complete a short quiz on Literacy and Numeracy levels using the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) prior to orientation dates or prior to the first day of class.
All resources are available online.
- Course fees cover all material costs associated with the course.
- Students must have access to a computer and the internet. If you do not have access to a computer or internet at home/work you may use those available at any of our campuses during their normal hours of operation.
- Students will also need a USB memory stick. It is also advisable to have a back-up copy of your assessment tasks.
Prospective students must have the following computer technical specifications before they can access the course materials and participate in the learning program:
- Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
- Windows PC or Apple Mac - please note: portable devices (smartphones, iPads, tablets, slates) do not necessarily support all the features of Connect, our Learning Management System, and may not work properly for submitting assessments
- Computer running a minimum of Windows 7 or Apple Macintosh OSX 10.8
- Connect has been designed to function on these minimum browser versions: Google Chrome (latest) (highly recommended for students), Firefox (latest), Safari (latest), Internet Explorer 10 - older versions of browsers may not correctly display information
- ADSL or Cable Broadband is highly recommended
- Audio playback enabled on your computer (many activities use audio interaction)
- Students may require a headset with the capacity to listen and talk back (USB connection headsets are known to give superior sound quality)
To be able to have full access to the materials available to you on Connect, you are required to have the following software and plugins installed on your computer:
- Adobe Flash Player
To complete this course, you are required to have the Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer. Certain presentations and activities are delivered in Flash format that requires this player (plugin). You can download the Adobe Flash Player from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
- Adobe Reader
To be able to view particular readings and also access the study guides within this course you are required to have the Adobe Reader plugin/program installed on your computer. You can download the Adobe Reader from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
- Microsoft Word
To read and complete assessments you are required to have Microsoft Word installed on your computer.
The duration of the course is 9 months and all assessment items must be submitted, marked and resulted in that time.
You will receive a recommended study plan showing the suggested hours spent on each unit of study. It is expected students will spend approximately 8-10 hours per week doing study or assignment work to successfully complete this course.
A key part of the assessment process is the requirement to plan, develop and deliver three training sessions of 40 to 60 minutes each. One of the training sessions must be based on an accredited course or unit of competency.
Students will be required to have access to video recording equipment to enable recording of these presentations.
Students without access to a suitable workplace training environment are encouraged to find alternate practice environments to complete their presentations. Talk to your facilitator about possible opportunities for practice.
Other forms of assessment include:
- using supplied templates to design and develop learning programs
- plan and develop assessment activities eg. role plays, questionnaires, quizzes
- participate in validation
- recording and reporting findings
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is available for those students who can provide sufficient current evidence of their participation in the field of Vocational Education or industry training. To successfully complete the RPL process, you will be required to provide detailed evidence including, but not limited to, the following;
- A current CV, including your current position, demonstrating you have been practising as a trainer/assessor in the VET or industry sector within the past 2 years
- Job description showing your role as a VET or industry trainer/assessor
- Third party reports from your employer verifying your currency in the training industry
- Documentation showing ongoing professional development in training and assessing
- Details of any previous training or teaching qualifications you may currently hold.
Please discuss any application for RPL with your TAE Program Facilitator.