How Do I Apply For A Qualification?
Please apply by filling the relevant enrolment kit for the course you want to study and email to email@example.com.
You are required to submit deposit of $250 for your enrolment to be processed and confirmed.
How Is The Application Assessed?
We assess the application to determine if you are suitable for the course in terms of pre-requisites and access to relevant resources and practice environments.
What Is A Unique Student Identifier (USI)?
USI is mandatory for all nationally recognised training. It is unique for each student and allows the linking of all past and future VET qualifications completed into a single authenticated transcript through NCVER.
A USI is your lifelong education number – you only need to create it once. If you have undertaken any VET training since 2015, you may already have a USI. You can find it here.
How Do I Apply For A USI?
Applying for USI is easy and free, just click on the link http://portal.usi.gov.au/student and follow the six steps:
STEP 1: Get at least one form of ID ready, eg your driver’s license, Australian passport, Medicare card, birth certificate, visa (for non-Australian passport), Immigration Card or Citizenship Certificate.
STEP 2: Have your personal contact details ready; you’ll need address, email and/or phone number.
STEP 3: Visit usi.gov.au- external site and select Create a USI.
STEP 4: Agree to the terms and conditions and follow the steps on screen.
STEP 5: Write your new USI number down and keep it somewhere safe.
STEP 6: Have your USI number with you when you enrol
I Cant Remember My USI. How Do I Recover It?
If you have undertaken any VET training since 2015, you may already have a USI. Click here to find your USI
If you tried making a USI but it says my email address is already in use, you can use other options to recover your USI such as mobile number and valid ID.
What Is Recognition Of Prior Learning (RPL)?
RPL is an assessment only pathway where the skills and knowledge already held by the students are recognised against relevant units of competency or qualifications. Click here to read FAQs on RPL.
How Do I Apply For RPL?
– Discuss your experience, knowledge and skills with one of our trainers to determine if you could be eligible for RPL
– Complete the enrolment form, to get access to RPL Kit
– Compile and submit the RPL Kit with all the relevant supporting documents
– We will then assess RPL Kit submitted and if the submitted evidence is adequate then no further action required from your end. If not, then you may be asked for more evidence to support your RPL application.
– If you are unsuccessful, you will be required to enrol and complete the program through a learning and assessment pathway. Additional charges will apply.
Is RPL Cheaper?
Yes, it is lower than the course costs however if you do not meet the requirements you will be required to take learning and assessment pathway and complete assessments of the unit.
What Is Credit Transfer?
Credit Transfer is recognition of already completed units of competency. Credit transfer is granted if you hold current competency and the unit code is exactly the same or equivalent.
How Do I Apply For Credit Transfer? Are There Any Charges?
Submit the Statement of Attainment or Record of Results to firstname.lastname@example.org together with completed Authority to Release Information form. We will check the authenticity of the transcript from issuing RTO and inform you if you are able to gain credit for the unit of competency. Click here to download the Authority to Release Information form.
There is no administration fees charged by The Pivot Institute for processing credit transfer requests. There will be no unit fees charged by The Pivot Institute for the units in which your credit transfer request has been successful.
Do You Offer Any Payment Plans For My Qualification?
Yes, we offer payment plans for students. Click here for Zip Pay and Zip Money course fees payment plan options. All students are required to submit $250 upfront deposit for enrolment to be processed and confirmed.
How Can I Pay For The Course?
You can pay course fees upfront. The payment options include bank account deposit or credit card. If you would like to pay through bank deposit, the bank account details are available on enrolment form. If you would like to pay through credit card, please call The Pivot Institute on 1300 354 309 and provide your credit card details to our administration team.
We also offer payment plans for students. Click here for Zip Pay and Zip Money course fees payment plan options.
All students are required to submit $250 upfront deposit for enrolment to be processed and confirmed.
Some Courses On Your Website Mention Funding - How Can I Access This?
You are eligible for a subsidised training place if you have left school, your primary place of residence is in Western Australia and you are:
– an Australian citizen; or
– a permanent visa holder or holder of visa subclass 309, 444, 785, 790, 820 or 826;
– a dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457; or
– a Bridging Visa E holder (subclasses 050 and 051) and you have made a valid application for a visa of subclass 785 or 790.
Please note that access to subsidised training is subject to availability.
You must submit evidence of your passport or visa with your enrolment application form. You also need to submit scanned copy of your driver’s license as proof of WA residency.
What Is The Eligibility Criteria For Concession?
The following people will be entitled to a concession rate on the half price course fees under Lower fees, local skills.
– Persons aged 15—24 years at the time of enrolment (excluding students enrolled at school)
– Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of services from one of the following Commonwealth support or employment services programs:
- Online Employment Services
– Persons and dependents of persons receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
– Persons and dependents of persons holding:
- a pensioner concession card or Health Care Card; or
- a Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs
– Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution
Click here to view the documents you need to submit as proof of concession eligibility.
Whar Documents Do I Need To Submit To Get Funding and Concession?
Funding Eligibility Documents:
– Copy of passport or visa
– Driver’s license
Concession Eligibility Documents:
Click here to view the documents you need to submit as proof of concession eligibility.
Do You Offer Face To Face Courses?
The Pivot Institute is offering face to face courses for client groups of various organisations. Companies can also choose Facilitated Virtual Delivery, Supported Distance Learning or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) delivery options for their staff members.
Public courses are delivered through facilitated virtual delivery, supported distance learning and RPL.
Facilitated Virtual Delivery– You can start the course any time. You will be required to attend sessions on Zoom with a live trainer on different dates for each course. You will also be provided access to Pivot Online Learning System (POLS) that includes all the learning material, assessment, and resources to complete the course.
Supported Distance Learning – You can start the course any time. You will be supported by a trainer/assessor and provided with a hard copy pack including your Learner’s Guide, assessments, and all relevant resources. In addition, access will be provided 24/7 to the Pivot Online Learning System (POLS) that includes all the learning material, assessment and resources needed to complete the course.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that assesses your non-formal and formal learning to determine how your current skills and knowledge match the competency outcomes for partial or full qualification. RPL assessment at The Pivot Institute allows you to evidence your skills and knowledge through the completion of an RPL kit.
How Does Facilitated Virtual Delivery Work?
Participants need to attend zoom sessions with a live trainer on specific dates scheduled for each course. These dates are mentioned in the course calendar section of each course. Participants can start the course anytime and will be required to book in and attend sessions via Zoom. Zoom sessions can be booked by emailing trainer or calling 1300 354 309.
During zoom session, the trainer conducts training of each unit to develop participant knowledge and skills to perform various tasks. You will also have access to 24/7 POLS (Pivot Online Learning System) that provides students with the content, resources and assessments necessary to complete the course.
How Does Supported Distance Learning Work?
Participants can complete the course at their own time and pace. You can start the course any time. You will be provided with a hard copy pack including your Learner’s Guide, assessments and all relevant supporting material. In addition access will be provided to the 24/7 Pivot Online Learning System (POLS). This platform holds all the learning material, assessment , resources, needed to complete the qualification. You do not need to attend any classes. If you have any questions or need additional support, our expert facilitators will be able to support you. We only recommend supported distance learning option to students who possess working experience in the area (e.g. training and assessment) in which they would like to gain qualification.
I Can't Login To POLS or Submit My Assessment? What Do I Do?
Pivot Online Learning System (POLS) includes all learning materials, assessments and resources that you need to complete the course.
If you are unable to log into POLS (Pivot Online learning system) or submit your assessments, email email@example.com or Call our friendly administration team at 1300 354 309. We will reset the password or provide you with assistance so that you can access all resources online 24/7 and submit your assessments.
Requirements For Mine Training?
Mine courses are only available to participants working on a suitable site. We only offer mine training onsite in partnership with mine sites.
Please note below requirements:
– Site must have trainers and assessors who hold TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment together with vocational competency in the relevant unit areas.
– Start up cost for establishment includes:
-trainer and assessor registration
-provision of relevant learning materials, trainer and assessor guidelines, assessment material for each unit
-registration with the national regulator
-virtual site visit
– Following establishment, each Statement of Attainment will be charged per person.
If company is short on time for training , all mine programs are available online via our Pivot Online Learning System (POLS). Your participants can undertake their theory component online however they will still require practical training and assessment in the mine site. You need to pay cost per participant to access POLS.
Can I Still Do The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment if I Don't Currently Work In Training and Assessment?
If you are not working in training and assessment, it is highly recommended that you attend course using facilitated virtual delivery mode.
You can still do Certificate IV in Training and Assessment if you don’t work as trainer and assessor, however you must be able to demonstrate vocational competency in proposed teaching and assessing area. Vocational competency is defined as; ‘broad industry knowledge and experience and may include, but is not limited to, holding a relevant unit of competency or qualification’.
Participants must have access to a workplace or realistic simulated environment to complete the assessments. Strong literacy and numeracy skills are required. Participants must also have access to a computer with a reliable and stable internet connection for virtual delivery.
How Long Does It Take To Complete The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment?
The duration of TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment course is 12-18 months.
The average time it takes to complete varies significantly depending on the skills and knowledge you already hold relevant to training and assessment. If, for example, you are attending the facilitated classes and you have completed the relevant activities, you will still need to allow the following suggested time to complete the qualification.
4 hours a week – 18 months
6 hours a week – 12 months
Experience in the VET sector in training and assessment can greatly lower the amount of time required to successfully complete the qualification.
HELP! - I am Struggling, Who Can I Contact?
How Mine Training Australia Are Adapting To Covid
Due to the evolving environment we’re currently in with COVID-19 our facilities and all staff will continue to adhere to the state specific guidelines. Links down below.
Masks will be worn indoors by all Staff members and participants as per the current Local government guidelines.
We will enforce the local social distancing rules to keep all participants and staff members COVID-19 safe during the duration of the course.
HYGIENE AND CLEANLINESS:
We will ensure a 5 step cleaning process to eliminate all potential spreads of COVID-19 which will include mandatory sanitisation stations for our patrons and equipment.
What If I Need To Change My Course Date Due To Covid?
Participants who are affected by COVID-19 may be eligible to change or reschedule courses to suit.
How do I know if a facility is following the new safety and cleaning guidelines?
Due to the volatile environment we currently operate in, all COVID-19 protocols are updated frequently following the issued health and safety practices by the government. Our facilities adhere to these rules as they are announced by each state or territory.
QLD – https://bit.ly/3AAz2WE
NSW – https://bit.ly/3rR6lkd
VIC – https://bit.ly/3KMKItV
TAS – https://bit.ly/3G2BN47