VETis Student Handbook
Ausinet reserves the right to change the terms and conditions in this Student handbook at any time and without prior notice; changes made affect any and all prospective, current and future students. The latest information is posted below.
Legal Name: Australian Institute of Electrotechnology Pty Ltd
Trading Name: Ausinet
Phone: +61 8 6244 2575
Email: [email protected]
Postal address: 11/41 Sadgroves Crescent, Winnellie NT 0820
RTO ID: 41457
CRICOS ID: 03775F
ABN:34 606 202 671S
1. WELCOME TO AUSINET
1.1 Code of practice
Ausinet has developed a code of practice that is supported by policies and procedures consistent with the requirements of ASQA as the national regulating body for training in Australia.
We as a registered training organisation (RTO) are committed to delivering fair, reasonable, and ethical dealings in all our undertakings.
1.2 Health and Safety Policy
Ausinet is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy environment to the best of its ability and in compliance with Workplace Health and Safety. For the safety of all in the workplace/training environment, please report all potential hazards to your trainer.
With any accident or incident you must complete the Incident/accident form. Your trainer/assessor can assist you in completing this form if you are unsure. Please ask for the Incident/accident form. Once complete the form must immediately go to your trainer/assessor. Please check that you have completed the form in full.
Proper safety footwear and clothing must be worn at all times. See details in the Minimum student requirements below. Observe all local safety signs and notices.
1.3 Emergency Procedures
When the emergency alarm is sounded, you are required to immediately stop what you are doing and move as quickly as possible (without running) to the area described by the Trainer. Evacuation drills may be carried out at any time during the course.
If you are injured whilst attending classes at this college, report immediately to the Trainer. If the Trainer is not readily available, advise any other member of the college staff. The First-Aid Officers are Jabbar Saleh in Darwin and Kevin Gawada in Brisbane.
1.4 Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Ausinet is committed to providing up to date and relevant Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) information to all students at enrolment and whilst enrolled. The RTO’s staff will provide support and guidance regarding RPL and Credit in a timely manner.
1.5 Credit Transfer
The RTO recognises statements of attainment and qualifications issued by all Registered Training Organisations.
To enrol for a course, you need to complete an enrolment form.
Your enrolment form contains details of the nationally recognised name and code number of the course, for which you have enrolled, and the time and location of the first meeting place.
If your circumstances change and you are unable to attend the course after you have enrolled you need to formally withdraw from the course in writing– ask the admin staff for details.
Definition of terms used in this document :
- LMS : Learning Management System, refers to our eLearning platform
- RTO : Registered Training organisation, refers to Ausinet
- UoC : Unit of Competency
- FTE: Full Time Equivalent
2.2 What is an RTO?
This college is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) which means that it has undergone an accrediting process to be recognised as having the necessary facilities, qualified Trainers and training and assessment processes to deliver this course and other related courses. An RTO is responsible for off-job training delivery and assessment, monitoring on-job training and assessment, recording and reporting individual progress and final certification.
Each Unit of Competency of this course of study has specified “Required Skills and Knowledge” (RSAKs). These RSAKs form the basis of the off-the-job training and assessment component of this course. The curriculum materials used for the delivery of the apprentice course at this college are based on nationally accredited units of competency from the Electrotechnology Training Package.
2.3 What is VETis?
Vocational education and training in Schools (VETiS) is VET undertaken by students while they are at secondary school. Students are offered education and training focused on delivering qualifications that provide the skills and knowledge required for specific industries. Students can undertake VETiS as part of their school studies. This training can be delivered by school RTOs, or students can enrol in a course at TAFE or another RTO.
Students accessing VETiS through external RTOs can still access any qualification across a range of industries. However, in line with the recommendations of the Queensland Skills and Training Taskforce, the VET investment budget will only fund those qualifications that have been identified by industry as most likely to lead to employment (known as employment stream)
There are a variety of options available to students to undertake VETiS:
- as part of their school studies, delivered and resourced by a school registered training organisation (RTO)
- through fee-for-service arrangements where a parent/student pays for the qualification with an external RTO
- enrolling in a qualification with an external RTO which is funded by the Department of Education and Training’s VET investment budget.
Foundation skills required to complete a VETiS qualification are resourced by schools, regardless of how the qualification is funded.
School students can also undertake a vocational qualification through a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SAT), where students are engaged in an employment arrangement and are paid as employees while undertaking nationally recognised qualifications
3. STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
All students studying with Ausinet are responsible for managing their own conduct whilst studying with the Institute. Students who do not adhere to the Student Code of Conduct policy and procedure put themselves at risk of getting their enrolment cancelled. Ausinet takes Student Misconduct seriously and will act if it has come to our attention that a student has intentionally acted against our Code of Conduct.
3.1 Requirements for course completion
Before you commence your studies, it is important that you identify any potential barriers that might prevent you from successfully completing your course. Some to consider are:
- Access to a computer, Internet, and an active email address
- Be Computer literate
- Appropriate computer software: Microsoft Word (or the Open Office equivalent) and a PDF Reader. Note that your course is not supported on mobile phones.
- Our recommended browser is Google Chrome
- Year 9 or equivalent level of reading, writing, and comprehension
- Access to suitable resources (e.g. video camera) depending on the course you are studying
- Time to complete the assessment items
- Access to a workplace depending on the course you are studying. The trainer will provide more details on work placements on your orientation day if applicable.
- A USI
- Students must satisfy entry requirements for course of enrolment.
- If a student is deemed not yet competent on completion of training, they will be offered an opportunity to be reassessed. If a student is deemed not yet competent a second time, they will be given a third and final opportunity for reassessment.
- If a student is required to be reassessed at any time, they will be provided with further guidance from their trainer prior to reassessment.
- If after three attempts the student is deemed competent in some but not all the units of competencies required, a Statement of Attainment will be issued.
- All students will undergo an induction with the Institute, which will include the student’s rights and responsibilities against the relevant Australian Commonwealth, State or Territory legislation and regulatory requirements.
3.2 Class Requirements
You will require the following items for each class attendance unless otherwise indicated by your Trainer:
- Your laptop
- A wired headset or headphones
- A pen and a notebook
- Resource books as indicated by your Trainer
3.3 Minimum Student Requirements
- SHOES / PPE Fully enclosed leather-top shoes must be worn at all times in all parts of the building. No thongs or sandals.
- ATTIRE Clean, tidy clothing is required. Tops are required to have sleeves. No singlet-style or tank tops. Please wear your school uniform.
- EYES / PPE Clear, non-tinted safety glasses must be provided by the student and worn where required e.g. workshop classes.
- BOOKS Each student must have his/her own text, tutorial and workbooks as well as any required accessories e.g. pens, drawing, instruments, calculator, AS3000 rule book. Electrical Principles Book, AS3008, Electrical Trade practices book. Required books will be detailed by the trainer on the orientation day.
- ATTENDANCE Students are expected to be punctual and attend any required classes for the entire duration. In the event of not being able to attend a class or classes, the student should inform the class trainer and their employer (if applicable).
If you are unable to attend any class or assessment session you must inform your Trainer as soon as possible. If you miss an assessment due to illness, please provide your Trainer with a medical certificate to negotiate an alternate time for the assessment.
Non-attendances at scheduled classes are required to be reported to your employer if you are doing this course under a funded program or if your employer is paying for the course.
- ASSESSMENTS Although Self-paced there is an expiry date and time limit for all assessments. Typically, every assessment enrolment expires within a year on the LMS. Students must complete assessments in the allocated time frame on the LMS where possible or contact their class trainer before it expires.
Cheating and Plagiarism will not be tolerated. See cheating and plagiarism policy below
- NO SMOKING NO Smoking on the premises at any time. Students attending Ausinet classes will only be allowed to smoke outside the premises and only at designated break times or if otherwise approved by the trainer. If a student smokes on the premises they will be expelled immediately due to fire hazard and safety concerns
- EATING AND DRINKING The consumption of food or drink is permitted in specific parts of the College. Ask the trainer for the kitchen location. Food and drinks are not to be taken into classrooms. The exception is water.
- MOBILE PHONES AND PERSONAL DEVICES Mobile phones are to be kept on silent to avoid disturbing the class at all times while in the classroom, workshop or wiring room.
- DISCIPLINE Students must be familiar with, and adhere to, the Code of Conduct in this Student Handbook
- WORKSHOPS Students are not permitted to use any tools in the workshops unless accompanied by a trainer. You must have correct knowledge of machinery and relevant safety procedures. You must understand and follow procedures before beginning operation and only use machinery and tools for intended purposes.
- COMPUTER AND WIFI USAGE Wi-Fi is available to use on your laptop to do your course on the online LMS. Participants are not to utilise Ausinet’s Internet facility to access sites containing material not directly associated with training studies if using one of Ausinet’s laptops. Please note: Ausinet’s computer usage may be audited, and inappropriate usage will result in disciplinary action being taken.
- PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEOS – Use of photographs and videos – Consent to image release. Ausinet may use photos or video footage of students for marketing, promotion or publicity purposes. Ausinet may at times take photographs, record videos, and develop various marketing campaigns for use in promotional activities. These images and records remain the property of Ausinet and will not be sold to any third party. By enrolling in a course with Ausinet, you are agreeing to allow Ausinet to use and make reference to any images and recordings in which you have participated. This may include but is not limited to photographs, video recordings, voice recordings, and text extracts.
- BREAKS While students may leave the college grounds at meal breaks, you are required to come back on time. If you are not back on time we will notify your school and parents immediately. All students will have their lunch break at the same time. This is to ensure your trainer is aware of your absence should an emergency evacuation occur.
- FIRE DOORS Fire doors are not to be propped open at anytime.
- NO ALCOHOL OR DRUGS Ausinet has a strict “No Alcohol, No Drugs” policy. Students who exhibit signs of intoxication either by alcohol or drugs will be refused entry or re-entry to the college. This is a zero-tolerance policy that students should consider carefully before consuming alcohol or drugs during attendance. Ausinet reserves the right to cancel a student’s enrolment should he or she show signs of intoxication either by alcohol or drugs.
- LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Students are provided with access to the course content through our Learning Management System (LMS). Students are provided with a unique login so work is protected and only accessed by the individual. The LMS is a centralised learning environment where all course materials and assessments are online and all assessment items are completed and stored within the LMS. Through the LMS’s advanced tracking and reporting functionalities, Ausinet can better monitor your progress and as such determine areas of success and areas where you require assistance.
- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Students are reminded that all assessment products are Intellectual Property of the RTO and as such are not authorised to on-sell or commercialise any product. Legal action will be taken if a student is deemed to have breached this requirement.
- UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)
All students undertaking nationally recognised training in Australia need to have a unique student identifier (USI). A USI is effectively a reference number made up of numbers and letters that give you access to your USI account.
The USI will stay with you for life and will be recorded with any nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) course that is undertaken. The USI will allow you to have easier and more reliable online access to your record of training history. You will also be able to produce a comprehensive transcript of your training. This can be used when applying for a job, seeking a credit transfer, or demonstrating pre-requisites when undertaking further training. If you don’t already have a USI, access this website to set one up: http://www.usi.gov.au. Note that you are required to provide your USI before you can graduate from an accredited course with us.
- RECORDING PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
Students are not permitted to record and photos and videos while on premises
3.4 Punctuality and Absenteeism
Students are required to be punctual. Please ensure that you arrive to your training or assessment session at the time pre-arranged with your instructor. If you are absent from a training/assessment session, you are expected to follow up on any training/assessment missed.
Ausinet reserves the right to cancel and reschedule your class if you are absent for more than two full days of the unit.
Early late/arrival : The Trainer signs a time in/out on the class roll to record your actual time of arrival/departure from class. If you are under 18 and school based, the Trainer will notify the RTO office staff to contact the school and parent/guardian of your early departure/ late arrival. If you arrive more than 30 minutes late you will not be allowed to attend the class for the whole day.
3.5 Student behaviour and responsibilities
Students are expected to attend all training sessions and any behaviour which disrupts the learning of others, or endangers the health and safety of others, may result in the cancellation of enrolment without refund or notice.
While attending Ausinet, students will be required to adhere to the following rules and policies:
- Respect your peers, Respect your trainers, and Respect our staff. Ausinet understands and supports the ideal that all staff are treated as part of the work team. Ausinet does not support and will not tolerate abusive language and degrading references towards any student, staff member or visitor for any reason.
- Every Ausinet student has the right to attend college and participate fully, free from bullying or other forms of abuse. Students who behave inappropriately, including engaging in activities that could lead to injury to another person or themselves, or who engage in discriminating activities including sexual harassment will be expelled immediately. This is a zero-tolerance policy.
- You must keep your work area clean and tidy, return tools and equipment to designated areas, and clean up spills as soon as possible
- Obey all health and safety signage on campus
Any student who is found abusing college rules, the facilities and/or equipment will be escorted from the premises, and their VET Coordinator/punctuality employer notified immediately.
- Treating all others and their property with respect
- Being courteous, respectful, and well-mannered at all times
- Making responsible and thoughtful choices
- Being truthful, fair, caring, and considerate through actions and behaviours at all times
- Being professional in all dealings with staff and other students
- Participating actively and positively in learning at all times
- Respecting the rights of others to learn in a non-threatening environment
- Completing all assigned assessment tasks to the best of their ability, on time and correctly identified
- Being on time for sessions
- Treating all people with fairness and respect and not do anything that could offend, embarrass or threaten others.
- Not harassing, victimizing, discriminating against or disrupt others
- Following all safety policies and procedures as directed by staff.
- Reporting any perceived safety risks as they become known.
- Not bringing into any premises being used for training purposes, any articles or items that may threaten the safety of self or others.
- Notifying Ausinet if any of their personal or contact details change.
- Providing relevant and accurate information to Ausinet in a timely manner.
- Approaching their course with due personal commitment and integrity.
- Completing all assessment tasks, learning activities and assignments honestly and without plagiarism.
- Handing in all assessment tasks, assignments and other evidence of their work on time
- Making regular contact with their Trainer/Assessor.
- Progressing steadily through their course in line with their training plan.
- Preparing appropriately for all assessment tasks, visits and training sessions.
- Notifying Ausinet if any difficulties arise as part of their involvement in the program.
- Notifying Ausinet if they are unable to attend a visit or training session for any reason at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the commencement of the activity
Where a student is consistently showing a lack of progress, a meeting will be arranged with the student to discuss this issue. The outcome of this meeting may result in the cancellation of their enrolment.
Failure to attend an arranged meeting may result in the cancellation of your enrolment.
- Threatening language or tone of voice
- Discriminatory or harassing behaviours
- Plagiarism, collusion, contract cheating, and/or engaging in dishonest behaviour
- Fraud or any breach of the law
- Racial, religious, or sexual slurs towards staff or other students
- Threatening behaviour towards staff or other students
- Abuse, or endangering the health or safety of any person
- Misuse of equipment
- Actions that lead to putting yourself, staff, or other students at risk
Plagiarism means the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as your own without appropriately citing or acknowledging the owners of the intellectual property. Plagiarism may be intentional or unintentional. Intentional plagiarism involves the deliberate act of presenting someone else’s work and ideas as if you had written them yourself, while unintentional plagiarism may arise due to confusion over how and when to reference another author or contributor.
The following acts constitute plagiarism unless the source of each quotation or borrowed material is clearly acknowledged or referenced (cited):
- Failing to adequately reference the work of others or sources of information
- Copying part or all of another person’s work
- Submitting work that in part, or in its entirely has been copied from written material including electronic materials sourced on the internet
Collusion is the act of collaborating with someone else on an assessment exercise which is intended to be wholly your own work, or the act of assisting someone else to commit plagiarism. When working with others (collaborating) on a joint assessment, you must always acknowledge the work that any other participant has contributed to the project.
Contract Cheating is where a student commissions or seeks to commission another party (paid or unpaid) to produce academic work on their behalf. Contract cheating may occur when a student seeks help with their assessment task through an online company specialising in producing work for a fee, an unauthorised editing service that advertises via social media, or another student or non-student who has offered to help.
It is cheating to:
- use notes or other resources without permission during formal testing
- hand in someone else’s work as your own (with or without that person’s permission)
- hand in a completely duplicated assignment
- take work without the author’s knowledge
- allow someone else to hand up your work as their own
- have several people write one computer program or exercise and hand up multiple copies, all represented (implicitly or explicitly) as individual work
- use any part of someone else’s work without the proper acknowledgement
- steal an examination or solution from a Trainer/Assessor.
It is not cheating to:
- discuss assignments with your Trainer/Assessor or other students to understand what is being asked for
- hand in work done alone or with the help of staff
- get help to correct minor errors in spelling, grammar or syntax (sentence construction)
- discuss assignment requirements and course materials so that you can better understand the subject (this is, in fact, encouraged)
- submit one assignment from a group of students where this is explicitly permitted or required
- use other people’s ideas where they are acknowledged in the appropriate way, such as referencing using footnotes, end notes or the Harvard system of referencing.
Breaches of academic integrity contravene the Student Code of Conduct Policy and are deemed unacceptable behaviours. If a breach of academic integrity is suspected, a full investigation is carried out which may result in an official warning, failure of a subject (Not Yet Competent status), or in severe cases, the cancellation of enrolment. In all breaches of academic integrity, students are notified in writing and have the opportunity to ‘show cause’ by responding to the allegations in writing.
- If you are suspected of cheating, your Trainer/Assessor will investigate to establish evidence to support the suspicion.
- If there is evidence to support the suspicion, your Trainer/Assessor will notify the Academic Manager and set out the concerns to you in writing, requesting a time to discuss the matter. You will have the opportunity to counter the allegations made against you.
- Once you have provided your information, Ausinet may come to one of two decisions:
- It is a minor or unintentional offence and you will need to undergo an alternative form of assessment, such as a short oral assessment, which may involve talking about the work or questioning. The penalty in this case is that you will receive the lowest level of competency or pass for all the learning outcomes being assessed.
- It is a serious offence and you will fail the module. Repeated offences of cheating – minor or serious – will result in failure of the module plus a record on your student file, together with the reason.
- You will be advised of all penalties writing.
- If your trainer identifies plagiarism in the assessment work you have submitted, the issue will be discussed with the RTO Manager and based on the nature/extent of plagiarism, a decision may be made to do the following:
- Require you to resubmit your work (in instances where inadequate or incorrect referencing was used)
- Your assignment will not be accepted, and you will be required to complete an alternative assignment. You will also receive a formal warning (in writing) from the RTO Manager explaining the severity of the incident and the consequences if you are found to be plagiarising again.
- If you are found to commit plagiarism after being formally warned, you will receive a written notification informing you that you have been officially suspended from the college for the period as stipulated in the notification letter.
3.6 Academic Misconduct
Academic Misconduct in the training and assessment context refers to students engaging in any of the above unacceptable behaviour actions, not respecting the Student Code of Conduct, or breaching any of the Terms set out in this Handbook.
3.7 Consequences of Academic Misconduct
Ausinet Training considers academic misconduct as a serious offence and as such does not tolerate any behaviour that compromises the academic integrity of Training College
If you are suspected of academic misconduct, your Trainer or any person witnessing the incident will report this to the RTO Manager.
The incident will be immediately investigated by the Trainer and RTO Manager. If the evidence gathered supports the suspicion, you will be expelled from the college and your enrolment in the course will be cancelled.
3.8 COVID rules
Observe all current COVID regulations as advised by the State government.
3.10 Support Services
This college applies access and equity principles and offers timely and appropriate information, advice and support services that can assist you to identify and achieve your desired outcomes. The college anticipates and responds to the evolving requirements of its clients.
Ausinet has a collection of publications and other materials (including on-campus Internet access) which are available for your use during your studies.
Ausinet Training will attempt to identify any particular learning requirements a student has before the commencement of training. You should advise your trainer or EGT Administration if you feel you have a learning support need that has not been identified.
The earlier Ausinet is aware, the earlier we can help to address any access and equity or learning support services that may be required. This ensures you maximise your chances of successfully completing the training.
ASQA requires Ausinet Training to ensure all learners receive training, assessment and support services that meet their individual needs.
Ausinet Training will as far as practicable, ensure that:
- Students’ training and learning support needs are assessed
- Students have access to relevant learning support services, including assistance with language, literacy and numeracy
- Learning support services are consistent with the training and assessment strategies
- Learning, assessment and support services are monitored and improved as necessary.
3.11 Useful Information
Refer to the STUDENT CONTACTS page on the LMS for:
- Head Trainers phone number and office number
- Trainers phone number and office number
- College support staff contacts and phone number
- Other college phone numbers
Refer to the EVACUATION PLAN on the Classroom wall and discuss the following with the trainer:
- The evacuation point
- The requirement to check the roll at the evacuation area
Refer to the Ausinet website for:
- Information about available services
- LMS URL
- Useful calculators
Refer to our practical booking system and calendar on LMS :
- Use to record important dates, exams, holidays etc.
- Schedule practicals, make-up dates for absences etc. (only in consultation with the class trainer)
4. LEGISLATION COMPLIANCE
Ausinet TRAINING management and staff conducts periodic reviews to ensure that it is compliant with all state and federal legislative requirements for RTO’s including but not limited to:
- National Vocational Education & Training Regulator Act 2011
- Privacy Act 1988 / Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000
- Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
- Sex Discrimination Act 1984
- Racial Discrimination Act 1975
- Age Discrimination Act 2004
- Disability Discrimination Act 1992
- Disability Standards for Education 2005
- Fair Work Act 2009
- Copyright Act 1968
Competition and Consumer Act 2010
- Student Identifiers Act 2014
4.1 Access and Equity
This college has a policy of applying access and equity principles and providing timely and appropriate information, advice and support services intended to assist you to identify and achieve your desired outcomes. If you have, for example, special learning needs, or a specific disability that could affect your studies you should advise the Trainer at the start of the course so that your particular concern can be addressed. The college can arrange for the provision of special language, literacy and numeracy assessments on request. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Due to the size of the college, we do not have a dedicated LLN trainer. This will delay your course as special arrangements will have to be made.
You can expect to be free from harassment and discrimination during your studies at this college.
There is an expectation that you will have regard for the need to respect the right of others to a comfortable environment and behave in a manner that is consistent with this need.
All students and staff are treated on their merits, without regard to race, age, sex, marital status or any other factor not applicable. In accordance with the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, Ausinet does not tolerate any form of discrimination. We believe all Students have the right to work and learn in an environment free of discrimination and harassment.
Under Federal and State anti-discrimination laws, discrimination in employment on the following grounds is against the law:
- marital status
- pregnancy or parental status
- trade union activity
- criminal record
- political belief and activity
- social origin
Any reports of discrimination or harassment will be treated seriously and investigated promptly, confidentially, and impartially.
This college is committed to the policy of providing a safe and productive environment for students and staff, with a deliberate focus on satisfying the vocational and related cultural aspirations of its clients. If you have a particular complaint or grievance you may bring it to the attention of college management by completing a Student Complaint Form and submitting it through the Campus Administration. It will be processed in accordance with a defined college policy and you will be informed of the results.
4.3 Assessment Appeals
Appeals relating to an assessment decision relating to an assessment task (Satisfactory / Not Yet Satisfactory) or a unit of competence (competent/not yet competent) must be lodged with your trainer within 21 days of receiving notification of the assessment outcome. All assessment appeals will be reassessed by an independent trainer and assessor (validation process). If the same outcome is yielded, the original assessment outcome stands, with the results communicated within seven days. If the student believes that the decision was made contrary to policy, terms and conditions, or the relevant training product, and can evidence this, a formal appeal can be lodged with the Student Resolutions Team for independent review, see complaints and appeals section of this document
5. COURSE INFORMATION
5.1 Terms and Conditions
Ausinet reserves the right to
- Change the terms and conditions as outlined in the student handbook at any time and without prior notice; changes made affect any and all prospective, current and future students.
- Cancel an enrolment without notice if, by the enrolment end date, a student has not achieved all course requirements. If some units within the qualification have been completed, a statement of attainment will be issued reflecting the competencies awarded providing that all agreed fees have been paid. No refunds will apply in this instance.
- Cancel an enrolment for reasons outlined in the Code of Conduct and fee requirement policies or for any reason Ausinet deems valid at its absolute discretion.
5.2 Course Fees
Your course fees are paid by DITT. They include the delivery and assessment of your qualification and some resources and study materials for the course as detailed by the trainer on your orientation day, as well as the support you receive from our Education team.
5.3 Incidental Fees
Printed copies of the AQF Certification such as certificates, record of results, or statement of attainment can be purchased for $30 plus postage. An electronic copy will be sent to your email free of charge.
5.4 Extensions Policy
Students are required to complete their course within the timeframe set for their chosen option. If you need additional time or wish to continue study beyond the end date of your course, you will need to contact your school’s VET Coordinator to apply for an extension. This must be done prior to your course end date. Ausinet is not obliged to extend an enrolment if a student has not made appropriate arrangements or course progression prior to their end date. Ausinet reserves the right to withdraw the student without notice.
5.5 Withdrawal Policy
Students may withdraw at any stage of their enrolment. Withdrawals must be received in writing from the school. All fees paid are non-refundable. Ausinet will acknowledge receipt of the written withdrawal request and notify the relevant department within 10 business days.
Once the withdrawal is confirmed, a Statement of Attainment is issued for any completed units within 30 days, providing that all fees have been paid in full.
5.6 Satisfaction Survey – Student Feedback
When the course is nearing completion you will be requested to complete a survey that is intended to provide you with the opportunity to offer your opinions on various aspects of the college and the course you have been studying. The purpose of this survey is to obtain information from you that may be used to evaluate relevant college processes to identify aspects that are seen to be consistent with policies or those which could be improved.
Your participation in this process is seen as a vital component in the delivery of college services.
6. ASSESSMENT POLICY
6.1 Student Assessment Guidelines
Assessments are an important part of learning at Ausinet. The information provided in this section is to assist you in your understanding of the assessment process. Any questions regarding assessments can be addressed by the trainer.
6.2 Literacy and numeracy skills indicators
Participants are best equipped to achieve competency in this course if they have reading, writing and numeracy skills at a level indicated by the following levels.
In context for this course, these Indicators of Competence (IoC) are not an assessment system, but merely a guide to the specific reading writing and numeracy levels for the course.
Check for entry requirements of LLN (Language Literacy and Numeracy Skills) for each UoC of each course on http://training.gov.au
Further information pertaining to the description of each scale is given in the ‘Literacy and Numeracy’ section, of the UEE11 training package, available at http://training.gov.au
To do a Certificate 2 in Electrotechnology you will need a LLN level of 4
Here is an example of Level 4
Indicator of Competence
Reads and interprets structurally intricate texts in chosen fields of knowledge that require the integration of several pieces of information for generating meaning.
Interprets texts, which include ambiguity, and inexplicitness where the reader needs to distinguish fact from opinion and infer purpose.
Interprets and extrapolates from texts containing data that includes some abstraction, symbolism, and technicality presented in graphic, diagrammatic, formatted or visual form.
Communicates complex relationships between ideas by matching the style of writing to purpose and audience.
Generates written texts reflecting a range of genres and using appropriate structure and layout.
Numeracy: Level 4
Selects and investigates appropriate mathematical information and relationships embedded in an activity, item or text.
Selects and applies an expanding range of mathematical strategies flexibly to solve problems in a variety of contexts.
Examines and questions the appropriateness, possible interpretations and implications of aspects of a mathematical activity.
Uses a range of oral and written informal and formal language and representation including symbols, diagrams and charts to communicate mathematically.
6.3 Meeting Competency Requirements to receive the qualification
To achieve the relevant qualification, learners are required to complete all units from the core and elective units to the relevant weight of points. Core and elective units are shown on the website under the information section of this qualification
Recognition: If you have completed other relevant training you may be eligible to have units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for this course. Talk to your trainer if you think you may be eligible for recognition for units previously completed.
Learner Support: Students who require support to meet their learning goals should discuss their options by talking to the trainer.
Assessment Results: Results will be made available to you by the trainer after each assessment event. Results can be viewed online by visiting Ausinet’s LMS. Concerns you may have about your assessment results should be addressed to the trainer within 3 weeks of receiving a result.
To be deemed ‘competent’ in a unit of study, you will be required to achieve a minimum Knowledge and Skills AND satisfactorily complete the practical component or provide Work Performance Evidence (WPE) requirements.
Your Ausinet transcript will record your result as Competent if you are successful in this Unit of Competency. A certificate will be issued if you have successfully completed the core and Elective units. A statement of attainment will be issued for the units that you complete
6.4 Assessment Events
Assessment events are varying methods of assessment used to collect information and measure an individual’s level of learning. The general structure of each Unit of Competency is as below in the LMS.
May consist of Books, Links to purchase books, Instructional videos, Slides, Lecture notes, Instruction notes and the like
May consist of multiple-choice questions, short answer questions, descriptive questions, calculations and diagram completion questions
May consist of diagram completion questions, circuit and component connections, motor connections, cabling connections, safe isolation procedures, meter and test equipment connections and measurements and the like
May consist of Interview style short answer questions, descriptive questions, calculations and diagram completion questions
This section is for the trainer who will observe you during the practical and may ask you questions. Answers to these questions will be recorded for assessment of your knowledge about the practical
Work Performance Evidence:
May consist of actual workplace evidence collected and recorded by profiling (eg: e-profiling) or simulated workplace evidence collected in the classroom by the trainer or a combination of both
Other modes such as flexible delivery, external studies and block release may be available to you for some aspects of the course – the Trainer can provide additional information on request. Various areas of specialisation are provided for in qualifications under this training package.
6.5 Workplace Tasks
The course is intended to reflect the principles and practises required to perform relevant workplace tasks in the electrotechnology industry. Trainers are available at any mutually convenient time to discuss any aspect of this course with you or your employer.
Work Performance Evidence (WPE)
Students should bring this to the attention of their employers as soon as possible.
WPE – Work Performance Evidence is required to be collected for each unit of study. This evidence is used to help measure the effectiveness of your learning and to demonstrate that the required work-related practical skills have been obtained and used to consolidate the academic component of your study. That is, you possess both the theoretical knowledge AND practical ability to complete a task to a competent level.
For some units of study, the trainer will collect this evidence on your behalf by setting tasks that realistically ‘simulate’ the workplace environment. The college will record and store this information. You should confirm with the trainer at the commencement of each new unit of study whether he or she is going to collect work performance evidence on your behalf.
However, for the most part, YOU will be required to collect the evidence that demonstrates your progress in the workplace and that the required electro-technology skills are being achieved.
Note: Units that require you to collect WPE will show a NYC (Not Yet Competent) result on your transcript until your portfolio is complete and verified by the college. This will be the case even if you have passed all of your in-class assessments. In most cases, the NYC result will not be updated to a unit pass result of AC (Achieved Competence) until your work evidence portfolio is checked and verified toward the end of your course/apprenticeship.
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YOU are responsible for collecting your own workplace evidence
6.6 Unit guide/Syllabus
FULL unit guides can be accessed online at www.training.gov.au