Frequently asked questions
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How long do courses go for?
12 units over 48 weeks
3 terms of 16 weeks
No breaks between terms
Are the assessments all online?
Yes, all assessments are online. Students will be assessed in every unit and there are 3 assessment tasks in each unit.
Task 1- Knowledge questions/quiz
Task 2- Practical and skills-based
Task 3- Practical and skills-based
Tasks 2 and 3 may include the following methods of assessing: Case study analysis/ Report writing/ Role plays/ Presentations etc. Role plays and presentations are designed to establish simulation and to demonstrate practical and/or oral communication skills. You will be required to organise these with other people, which can be your family, friends or workplace colleagues.
Your course materials are available via the learning platform and you will submit all your assignments to your trainer via GOALS. You will get feedback and will be assessed as competent or not competent for your work. Our academic counsellors and trainers are available to provide further assistance to reach your study goals.
When can I begin a course?
You can begin your course any time you want.
Does Work Ready Education recognise previous accredited study?
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - WRE will recognise your previous skills, knowledge or experience acquired outside of your formal education and how this could contribute towards obtaining a Nationally Recognised Qualification.
By applying for RPL, you could reduce the amount of time you need to study and get your qualification faster.
Credit Transfer – WRE will recognise your previously completed unit(s) at another Registered Training Organisation and will provide credit towards the qualification.
What do I need to be eligible for Work Ready Education courses?
VLS Eligibility Requirements
To be an eligible student, you must meet ALL of these criteria
• You are:
- an Australian citizen or
- a qualifying New Zealand citizen or
- a permanent humanitarian visa holder, who is usually resident in Australia.
• Your HELP balance (the amount of your HELP loan limit you have left) is more than $0. This means you have enough HELP loan limit remaining for your proposed studies to be covered by the loan. The HELP loan limit is the limit on how much you can borrow. (Any borrowing under FEE-HELP, VET FEE-HELP, VET Student Loans and, from 1 January 2020, HECS-HELP will count towards your HELP loan limit.)
• You are enrolled with an approved course provider in an approved course and have enrolled in accordance with the application requirements.
• You are studying the approved course primarily at a campus in Australia.
• You meet the Tax File Number (TFN) requirements.
• You have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) or are otherwise exempt.
• You have given the required documents to your approved course provider and submitted the loan application form by the first census day no less than two business days after enrolling.
How much do courses cost?
$5,400 per course
$450 per unit
What are the benefits of online learning?
Studying online can be a bit different to the “traditional” classroom face-to-face environment but there are many benefits to online study and you can rest assured that you will still receive plenty of support when needed.
Benefits of online learning:
- Choose your own time and work to your preferences.
- If you are a night owl and work more productively at 1am, go for it!
- Cold and miserable outside? Study indoors or stay in bed (we won’t judge!)
- Beautiful sunny day? - Grab your laptop and study in a cafe or a local park!
- Feeling extra motivated today? Why not finish a few more modules and get ahead in your studies.
- Not having a good day? Take a procrastination day - the flexibility is yours!
What equipment do I require to study online?
To study online you will need the following:
- Your own study area where you can get comfortable and set up without distractions for a few hours a day. When possible, you should try to have space with a desk, chair and some natural light
- A reliable computer or laptop
- A stable internet connection (at least 3 Mbps)
- A notebook or notepad and pen to take down important information or jot down notes
- Headphones or speakers
- A webcam and a microphone
What support will I get while studying?
1. Guided online learning
You will be given access to our Learning Management System which will be your knowledge bible for your course. As you work through the interactive pages, you will complete tasks and quizzes, watch videos and access further reading tasks to improve your understanding of the course topics. You will also be able to easily upload your assignments on this platform.
2. Fortnightly trainer-led workshops
Every fortnight you will have the opportunity to log onto our online platform to meet your trainer and also receive assistance and guidance on your course. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about the topic and your assessments.
3. Self-directed learning
This is where you will grasp and master your understanding from the guided online learning and put things into practice. You will be required to complete independent research, prove your competency in the required skills of the subject and complete your assessments for the course.
What does my online platform include?
Your learning platform includes:
- Direct access to all your learning materials, interactive pages and assignments
- Discussion forums between students and trainers
- IT support guides and online technical support
- Your own private Eportfolio (diary) to make notes as you are studying and refer back to at any time
- Customisable home screen
- (Dashboard) to suit your learning style - a page that summarises assignments, announcements and other relevant information across course sites.
- Accessible via laptop, tablets and mobile devices
- Notifications - students can get alerts via email, text message or social media.
- To-Do List: On the course homepage, the To-Do list reminds students of upcoming assignments.
- Assignment Feedback: Get feedback on assignments.
- Announcements: Get important updated information instantly, without having to go through your email accounts.
- Inbox (Messages & Conversations):
The Inbox functions like an email account that helps you connect with your fellow students and trainer.
- Calendar: The global navigation menu displays a Calendar feature populating all of your class assignments to help you organise your assessments and don’t miss out on completion dates.
What are the expectations from students?
Students are expected to:
- dedicate approximately 14 hours a week for guided online learning
- undertake non-assessable practical activities and tasks as part of the online learning.
- engage in self-directed learning which includes independent research, independent practice of skills and completion of assessments for approximately 10 hours a week.
The total volume of learning including guided, workshops and self-directed hours for this course is 1200 hours and approximately 24 hours a week is expected from students to complete this course.
How do I pay for my course?
Local Bank Transfers
If you have an Australian bank account, you can transfer your fees using Internet Banking. Click Read More for Work Ready Education’s bank details
Credit card payments
Start now, pay later - ZipPay/ZipMoney
Vet Student Loan Information
Our courses are delivered by Academy of Information Technology (AIT) RTO Code 90511, an approved VET Student Loan provider. VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements and a VET student loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.
To read more about Vet Student Loan conditions and details visit www.studyassist.gov.au/
How is Work Ready Education supporting me with my future career?
Work Ready Education has designed an employability toolkit meant to take you on a step-by-step journey from defining yourself and your purpose, choosing your career path and identifying recruitment opportunities to aspects of job application processes and professional branding all the way through to alternative career pathways.
The READYourself Employability Toolkit focuses on Australian job market trends and employment conventions. With job market competitiveness on the rise and global transformations shaping our everyday lives, your employability has become more than essential if you want to stand out from the crowd and take your future to the next level.
What if I want to continue my education?
Willing to maximise your time and investment? Work Ready Education offers you the possibility of stepping up to Australian Higher Education through its pathway agreements with reputable universities and higher education providers. Choose one of our Diploma courses and fast-track to the second year of a Bachelor degree with one of our higher education partners.
How is Work Ready Education supporting me with my job search?
Work Ready Education has partnered up with an award winning HR and office support recruitment agency, Lotus People.
Lotus People have supported many students over the years in becoming “career ready”. With their up-to-date market intel, exposure to many different businesses and best practice recruitment mentality, Lotus People are confident that they can add value to students seeking to kick off their careers.