The Certificate III program is typically delivered over a minimum 12 month period using a blend of on and off the job approaches. We combine group learning sessions with self-directed reading, summative assessment projects and research activities that combined we have allowed up to 1200 volume of learning hours for Certificate III level. The qualifications can be fast-tracked, depending on current competencies of learner as well as their available time
in completing the requirements. For learners completing the qualification via classroom/off the job arrangements, we have set a minimum of 26 hours of face-to-face group training sessions (2hrs per unit) for Certificate III level. In this way learners can learn from each other while being guided by the experienced facilitator.
Participants are provided with training manuals for each unit which include all materials participants require to be used in the learning environment as well as supporting resources on a per unit basis as needed. Practical activities are completed by participants in their workplace environment following classroom practice, and completion of these also contributes to formative assessment evidence
Mode of Delivery
The course will be timetabled over a 40-week period, with students having a full 12 months to complete all of their assessment activities. This is in line with the AQF time frame for a Certificate III level qualification.
ClassroomAll training will be delivered face to face within a classroom.
Training will commence as 3 days a week, allowing Students to engage in full time learning and full-time support with the Trainer, with a focus on skills development in preparation for entering the workplace.
During work placement
Work placement commences 1 day a week for 15 weeks (students will rotate for sessions of 16 weeks each), classroom training will continue 3 days a week – to allow students a regular opportunity for debrief, support and feedback from the Trainer during the work placement period. This is in response to industry feedback and aims to minimise the risk of students feeling isolated or unsupported.
This delivery mode also aims to support Students who gain employment from their work placement.
Students will have self-paced activities to conduct at home. These include revising learned material, undertaking allocated readings, reading learning material in advance to prepare for class, and completing workbook tasks. While work placement is running, students will be required to read their Skills Demonstration Booklet to prepare for daily work shifts, and to understand and plan their work placement activities.
Students will be required to undertake work placement as a part of this course, which includes 120 mandatory hours. This will be scheduled as a block of 1 day a week (8 hours) for 14 weeks for each student in a residential aged care facility plus 2 weeks of 5-hour days in Home and Community Care.
A range of observation techniques have been included in the assessment tools to help identify the students’ ability to demonstrate their competence against each unit of competency. The assessor observes these either during a practical demonstration or on the job.
The student will be provided with written short answer Questions based on their understanding of the Units of competency.
A written assessment tool is provided to the student to gather evidence using a range of methods, these could include short answer questions, long answer questions, scenario -based questions, or multiple choice
Third Party Feedback
a Third Party Report is provided to a supervisor or employer to gather evidence of the students’ competency on the job, which includes observations and written questions for the Supervisor to complete. This Report is then reviewed and signed off by the Assessor.
Used to provide the learner with the opportunity to apply their required knowledge within a given context. This method is applied in conjunction with other assessment tasks such as, questioning and portfolio of evidence to assess the ability to problem solve, work in teams, and decision making.
Practical / simulation
This method allows the learner to demonstrate their skill and attitude in their current work environment or a mirrored simulated environment. The evidence gathered from this approach is to assist the assessor by observing their conceptual, interpersonal and technical ability.
There is an RPL fee of $220 plus GST per unit.
Two hour training sessions are $1200 plus GST for up to 20 people. The cost of the qualification is $2500 per person.
Flexible Work Based
$2500 inclusive of all learning materials,assessment tasks, communication with trainer/assessor and issuing of qualification
upon successful completion.
In the case of cancellations, Target Training will refund full amount paid if 14 days notice [before work is due to commence] is provided, otherwise a cancellation fee of $500.00 will apply.
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