There are no entry requirements outlined in the Training Package however TAFE Queensland Gold Coast require the following entry requirements be met:
- Sound literacy, numeracy and computer skills equivalent to Year 10
- Be prepared to participate in the required hours of vocational placement and hold the necessary mandatory documentation (see Placement below)
- Be prepared to participate in the required Practical Skills classes
- Applicants should also possess computer skills including being able to operate a personal computer and printer, create and manage basic files, navigate a learning management system, perform basic tasks such as word processing, sending and receiving emails with attachments, uploading and downloading documents and using web based search engines.
- To access Certificate 3 Guarantee funding for this course the prospective student must meet all the subsidy eligibility.
- Further funding incentives also apply to this course. Please speak with a Customer Service Consultant on (07) 5581 8300 to check your eligibility.
For RPL enquiries students can contact the RPL Team at email@example.com.
Students will be required to purchase a polo shirt for vocational placement approximately $35.00. Students to purchase directly from our supplier Gold Coast Uniforms, 55 Nerang Street, Southport ph: 5591 5199. Hours: Monday-Thursday 9.00am-6.00pm and Friday 9.00am-5.00pm. (Prices are correct at time of printing and are subject to change).
Students are recommended to purchase a USB storage device. Students will be required to access online content as part of this course so must have access to a computer and the internet.
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)
This course is offered via mixed mode learning for 6 months which includes the following:
- Theory is delivered online.
- Optional tutorial sessions are held on Tuesdays 6.00pm-9.00pm at Southport.
- Students should allow up to 15 hours per week for online study.
- Mandatory Residential School for the January intake will be held on Monday 28 May, Tuesday 29 May, Wednesday 30 May and Thursday 31 May 2018 from 8.30am-4.30pm at Southport where practical components will be delivered.
- Mandatory Residential School for the April intake will be held on Monday 3 September, Tuesday 4 September, Wednesday 5 September and Thursday 6 September 2018 from 8.30am-4.30pm at Southport where practical components will be delivered.
- First Aid for the January intake will be scheduled on Friday 1 June 2018 and for the April intake Friday 7 September 2018 from 8.00am-5.00pm at Southport. This day will be optional for students who hold a current First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003).
- Students are also required to complete 80 hours of vocational placement.
In accordance with industry expectation and availability of places, students must be available to:
- attend full-time block placements of three weeks or more, five days per week
- travel within 45 minutes radius of their area per Google map to attend vocational placement
- attend the vocational placement shifts as per the facilities requirements which may commence as early as 6.00am
Students are responsible for:
- organising their own transport to and from study and vocational placement as well as any domestic arrangements
- organising leave with their employer (if applicable)
- planning financially for their unpaid vocational placement
- completing online study as per their timetable whilst on placement
TAFE Queensland Gold Coast sources and coordinates vocational placement on the students’ behalf. Our Vocational Placement Team will work in collaboration with students and facilities to coordinate vocational placement activity, and students will be provided with due notice for shift work.
With prior TAFE Queensland Gold Coast approval, vocational placement may be arranged in a student’s current workplace. Students will need to speak with the Vocational Placement Team immediately after enrolment to confirm these details.
Condition of Enrolment - privacy
Student details are provided to Health Care and Community Service organisations for the purposes of vocational placement. 80 hours of vocational placement is a core element of this program and therefore it is a condition of enrolment that you consent to the release of your information accordingly.
Please note: The Health Industry dictates that TAFE Queensland Gold Coast must ensure that all students going on placement in health care facilities hold the following documentation. Students are not eligible to attend mandatory vocational placement assessment without these documents. There will be a strict timeframe for students to provide the necessary placement requirements. Not attending vocational placement assessment will delay course progression.
1. Current First Aid including CPR
If you have a current Australian First Aid Certificate with current CPR, forward a JP certified copy of your Statement of Attainment with your enrolment paperwork. The CPR component will need to be updated annually and it is the student’s responsibility to ensure they provide evidence of currency to TAFE Queensland Gold Coast. If you DO NOT have a current Australian First Aid Certificate, this certificate is delivered as part of this course.
2. Working with Children Check
Queensland students - The Working with Children Check (Blue Card Application) must be completed in person for Queensland students who live less than 50 km from TAFE Queensland Gold Coast, Southport Campus. Information can be viewed at http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au All original identification documents need to be sighted and students are requested to bring these documents with them for submission of their application. If a student resides more than 50 km from TAFE Queensland Gold Coast, the ‘Confirmation of identity’ form must be submitted with the Blue Card application. Students may submit this by email or in person.
Interstate students - must refer to their state websites for further information on how to apply for a Working with Children Check.
Hepatitis B vaccination, commencement of vaccination or blood test results showing immunity.
4. Australian Federal Police Check (AFP)
Potential students are advised to contact the Vocational Placement Coordinator should they have any notification or criminal history as this may impact on their acceptance by facilities for placement assessment and therefore affect course outcomes. Students must be able to provide an original Australian Federal Police check on request of a facility at any time. Please refer to the Australian Federal Police website to download the application form at http://www.afp.gov.au. Approximate cost $45.00 (N.B: The certificate MUST be issued by the Australian Federal Police. All other types of police checks will not be accepted.) Your current AFP documentation must be no older than 3 months prior to the start of study.
- It is the student’s responsibility to ensure their documentation remains current throughout their studies.
- Any costs associated in acquiring the above documents are in addition to course costs and will be borne by the student.
- TAFE Queensland Gold Coast strongly recommends that prior to enrolment students consider their eligibility to obtain the above documentation.
N.B. There is a high degree of physical requirement within this course (e.g. moving, showering and mobility assistance of clients).