Training Process

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The Group 314 Training and Assessment Process includes the following key stages:

  • Pre-enrolment.
  • Enrolment.
  • Pre-course evaluation.
  • Development of an individual Student Training Plan.
  • Training.
  • Assessment.
  • Certification.
  • Evaluation.

Group 314 provides information to students on this website about Group 314, our policies, how we train and assess (this page) and our courses. This information is made available upfront so that prospective students can read about Group 314 and about our courses and:

  • Make an informed decision about selecting Group 314 as their training provider.
  • Select a suitable course.

In addition to this, Group 314 is available to discuss training with prospective students prior to enrolment on 1300 448 779 or info@group314.com.

Enrolment to Group 314 courses is managed online through the Group 314 website. The enrolment process is started by clicking the ‘Enrol Now’ button for the selected course. Students are then guided through the enrolment process which includes:

  • Collection of personal information*: name, contact details, date of birth and Unique Student Identifier (USI). Instructions for obtaining a USI are provided at this stage.
  • Student declarations: privacy, fees, refunds and student responsibilities.
  • Payment of the course fee#.
  • Notification of wish to claim recognition of prior learning or credit transfer (where available).
  • Confirmation of enrolment: email and letter.

The enrolment confirmation email contains login details to the Group 314 e-Learning Portal . Once logged in, students are required to:

  • Agree to Student Terms and Conditions.
  • Complete a Student Profile*: identity and cultural background, contact information, education and employment, learning disabilities or special requirements for delivery of training.
  • Submit a claim for recognition of prior learning.

In some cases, such as for short courses, enrolment may be manual and involve the completion of an enrolment form.

Once the enrolment process is complete and the applicable course fee# paid, students are able to enter their chosen course.

 

*Personal information collected during enrolment is protected in accordance with the Group 314 Privacy Policy

# Fees are collected in accordance with the Group 314 Fee Policy.

Following enrolment and prior to the commencement of a course, Group 314 conducts a Pre-course Evaluation for each student to determine whether the student has enroled into a suitable course*. The Pre-course Evaluation includes an initial interview between Group 314 and the student and an evaluation of:

  • Compliance with entry requirements.
  • Existing skills, knowledge and experience.
  • Language, literacy and numeracy skills.

The Pre-course Evaluation is also used to gather evidence to:

  • Support a claim for recognition of prior learning and/or credit transfer.
  • Inform individual Student Training Plans.

*If students do not meet the entry requirements for a course at any stage of the above process, or the course is deemed unsuitable, the student’s enrolment will be cancelled, course fees refunded and where possible the student referred to an appropriate provider to obtain the required skills prior to enrolment.

Group 314 has a Training and Assessment Strategy for each course it delivers. The Training and Assessment Strategy is a general strategy for delivery of a course and does not cater for individual student characteristics and educational and support needs.

For each student enroled in a course, Group 314 uses the information obtained during enrolment and during the pre-enrolment evaluation to:

  • Assess existing student skills and knowledge and make adjustments for eligible recognition of prior learning and credit transfer*.
  • Identify gaps in student skills and knowledge.
  • Identify special learning needs.
  • Identify training and educational and support services# required to fill gaps and cater for special learning needs.
  • Adjust the Training and Assessment Strategy to create an individual Student Training Plan that is tailored to the skills, knowledge and special learning needs of the student.

Educational and support services# could include contextualisation of the course to the workplace, flexible scheduling and delivery of the course and any other reasonable and feasible strategy required to support students to achieve competency.

 

*Recognition of prior learning and credit transfer are assessed in accordance with the Group 314 Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and the Group 314 Credit Transfer Policy.

#Educational and support services are provided for the duration of a course in accordance with the Group 314 Educational and Support Services Policy

All trainers and assessors who deliver training and assessment services for, or on behalf of, Group 314 have the credentials required by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Current ASQA requirements for trainers and assessors are:

  • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
  • Competency in the vocation being trained and assessed – Hold current industry certifications and qualifications at least to the level being trained and assessed.
  • Current industry skills – Have worked in the industry and have recent industry experience which is directly relevant to the training and assessment being delivered.
  • Current in vocational training – Have experience in vocational training and undertake professional development in relation to the training sector.

Where it will improve the quality of assessment decisions, Group 314 involves industry experts to work alongside a trainer and assessor to ensure students are only assessed as competent if they are competent.

Group 314 conducts training in accordance with the Training and Assessment Strategy for a course, which is developed in consultation with industry to ensure relevance to real workplaces.

Important information from the Training and Assessment Strategy provided in the course information on this website. This includes information that is specific to each course such as:

  • Course description and content.
  • Entry requirements.
  • Duration.
  • Training Strategy.
  • Location.

Students should read the relevant course information for more information about the delivery of training. Please keep in mind that courses may be adjusted in accordance with individual Student Training Plans.

Unless specified in the Entry Requirements for the relevant course, all materials and equipment required to complete the training will be provided to students.

Educational and support services are provided for the duration of a course in accordance with the Group 314 Educational and Support Services Policy.

Group 314 conducts assessment in accordance with the Training and Assessment Strategy for a course, which is supplemented by a Unit of Competency Assessment Plan for each unit of competency within a course.

The Training and Assessment Strategy identifies the types of assessment activities that are required such as: online assessment, assignments, exams, practical sessions and workplace assessments. Information from the Training and Assessment Strategy is provided in the course specific information on this website. This includes assessment information that is specific to each course such as:

  • Recognition of Prior Learning*.
  • Credit Transfer*.
  • Assessment Strategy.

Students should read the relevant course information for more information about the assessment strategy. Please keep in mind that courses may be adjusted in accordance with individual Student Training Plans.

The Unit of Competency Assessment Plan identifies the assessment resources needed, assessment methods, timing of assessments and any other training package and VET accredited course requirement in relation to assessment of that unit of competency. Students are provided with this information once they have enroled and started their course. Unit of Competency Assessment Plans may be adjusted to meet the needs of an individual student (such as recognition of prior learning, credit transfer, special needs, situational opportunities).

Unless specified in the Entry Requirements for the relevant course, all materials and equipment required to complete assessments will be provided to students.

Assessments are undertaken in accordance with Principles of Assessment (Fairness, Flexibility, Validity and Reliability) and Rules of Evidence (Validity, Sufficiency, Authenticity and Currency).

Group 314 will provide reasonable opportunity for reassessment on assessment tasks where a Not Yet Competent assessment decision has been made. Trainers and assessors will provide reasonable and feasible educational and support services# to assist a student achieve competency. Two attempts at assessment may be made before an additional fee^ is payable.

 

*Recognition of prior learning and credit transfer are assessed in accordance with the Group 314 Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and the Group 314 Credit Transfer Policy.

#Educational and support services are provided for the duration of a course in accordance with the Group 314 Educational and Support Services Policy.

^Fees are payable in accordance with the Group 314 Fee Policy.

For courses that are nationally recognised, students assessed as competent receive a nationally recognised Qualification or Statement of Attainment.

Certificates for nationally recognised training will be released within 30 days of course completion. Completion of a course is deemed to be when all required evidence has been submitted and a final assessment decision made by an assessor.

For courses that are not nationally recognised, a Statement of Completion will be issued.

Replacement certificates for all courses can be requested from the Group 314 office on 1300 448 799 or info@group314.com.

Following completion of a course, students (and if relevant their employers) are issued with evaluation questionnaires that need to be completed and returned to Group 314. Student and employer evaluations are used for purposes such as continuous improvement and reporting requirements.

For more information about Group 314 or any of our courses,  give us a call on 1300 448 779