Question: Do you have any Study tips?
Answer: Set learning goals, and reward yourself when you reach them. Ask questions freely in class or on line. If you don’t understand, it’s highly likely others won’t either. You will not be discouraged from asking questions, as creating a learning culture is our aim. Plan your study time. Design a timetable, schedule time for research, and reading your notes, as well as completing tasks. Avoid leaving assignments to the last minute. Commence doing part of it, or your research as soon as possible. These assignments are designed to assist you to implement your learning in the workplace. Keep stress to a minimum, ensuring you eat well, get regular exercise and get plenty of sleep.
Question: What is the Academy’s Refund Policy?
Answer: The Australian Security Academy does not accept payments in advance for the study of Nationally Recognised Qualifications. Students pay at the time they wish to enrol and commence learning and assessment. Once the access is provided to the on line learning materials no refund is available. The materials, assessments and access are provided in good faith to an informed student who wishes to complete their learning. No refunds are given for people who simply change their mind in regard to their nominated course of study, or who fail to access their course or program once enrolled. The Academy does not employ sales people, nor does it provide refunds to individuals who have their program paid for by another entity such as a relative or government department. Before commencing your program discuss your needs with Michael Evans.
Question: What are the Academy’s IDR procedures?
Answer: Internal Dispute Resolution Procedures Disagreements and misunderstandings happen to all of us from time to time. In fact they are part of life. Situations can and do occur between teachers and students, students and students, teachers and teachers. Regardless of whom the situation has developed between, rarely is a situation so bad that it cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of all parties. The Australian Security Academy Pty Ltd has a formal grievance process available for students to take action to resolve any academic decisions, procedural matters or any issues that directly relate to the successful completion of any course or qualification. Students and staff are encouraged to bring to the attention of the Academy Director any grievances, which may arise during a course of study. The procedure to follow is to contact: Michael Evans 0755148100 Outline the nature of the problem. These matters are confidential and will remain so at all times. All appeals complaints and grievances are recorded in writing, heard by an independent panel, and you will be given the opportunity to formally represent your case, a written statement of the outcome, and reasons for the decision. Anonymous complaints will be investigated with vigour.
Question: What is an RTO’s Scope of Registration?
Answer: Scope of registration means training organisations are registered for a defined scope that identifies the particular services and products that can be provided. A Registered Training Organisation may be registered to provide either: training delivery and assessment services and products and issue AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment; or assessment services and products and issue AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment. The scope of registration is further defined by AQF qualifications and/or endorsed units of competency.
Question: What is a Registered Training Organisation?
Answer: Registered Training Organisation (RTO) means a training organisation registered in accordance with the Australian Quality Training Framework, within a defined scope of registration.
Question: Define the term qualification?
Answer: Qualification is defined as formal certification, issued by a relevant approved body, in recognition that a person has achieved learning outcomes or competencies relevant to identified individual, professional, industry or community needs. In the vocational education and training sector qualifications are awarded for the achievement of competencies.
Question: What are performance criteria?
Answer: Performance criteria are part of the format of a competency standard and specify the level of performance required to demonstrate achievement of the Element. In the TAA04 Training and Assessment Training Package, terms used in the performance criteria that may have a range of indicative meanings or applications are italicised and elaborated in the Range Statement.
Question: What are training partnerships?
Answer: Partnerships are collaborative arrangements between a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and other organisations including other RTOs which enable the partners to share for mutual benefit their resources, effort, time, costs, responsibility and expertise in the provision of training and/or assessment services. These arrangements are regulated by the AQTF Standards for Registered Training Organisations which requires a written agreement between the RTO and each organisation that provides training and/or assessment services on behalf of the RTO.
Question: What is assessment of competency?
Answer: Assessment of competency means the process of collecting evidence and making judgements on whether competency has been achieved to confirm that an individual can perform to the standard expected in the workplace, as expressed by the relevant endorsed industry/enterprise competency standards of a Training Package or by the learning outcomes of an accredited course.
Question: What is an assessment judgement?
Answer: Assessment judgement involves the exercise of thinking skills by the assessor to evaluate whether the evidence provided meets the principles of assessment and rules of evidence and whether the candidate is competent/not yet competent based on the evaluated evidence.
Question: What is an assessment only pathway?
Answer: Assessment only pathway. Refers to achievement of competencies/qualifications recognised through a process of formal assessment by an assessor which involves evaluative judgement of collected evidence arising from any combination of formal or informal education and training and education, work experience and/or general life experience; recognition of competence held through a process of assessment that is not directly linked to a structured learning process to support achievement of the competencies.
Question: What is a Candidate?
Answer: A Candidate is the person presenting for assessment. (you)
Question: What are competency standards?
Answer: Competency standard/s define the requirements for effective workplace performance in a discrete area of work, work function, activity or process and are used as the basis for defining learning outcomes and the benchmarks for assessment within the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. Competency standards are expressed in outcome terms and specify knowledge and skill and the application of that knowledge and skill to the standards of performance required in the workplace. Competency standards have a standard format defined by ANTA and are also referred to as units, units of competency, competencies, and competency specifications.
Question: What are elements of competency?
Answer: Element/s of competency are part of the format of competency standards. They are the basic building block of the unit of competency specifying the critical outcomes to be achieved in demonstrating competence.
Question: What are evidence gathering techniques as they relate to training and professional development?
Answer: Evidence gathering techniques means the particular technique or method used to gather different types of evidence. This may include methods or techniques such as questioning, direct observation, structured activities, third party feedback, portfolios and review of products. Refer Assessment method/s.
Question: What is flexible learning?
Answer: Flexible learning means an approach to vocational education and training which allows for the adoption of a range of learning strategies in a variety of learning environments to cater for differences in learning styles, learning interests and needs, and variations in learning opportunities (including on-line).
Question: What is a learning and assessment pathway?
Answer: Learning and assessment pathway means a pathway to achievement of competencies/qualifications that involves participation in a structured and sequenced learning process that provides relevant learning experiences and which combines formative assessment and summative assessment to determine competence.
Question: What is Mutual Recognition as it applies to training and assessment?
Answer: Mutual recognition applies nationally and means: 1. the acceptance and application of the decisions of a registering body that has registered a training organisation, or a course accrediting body that has accredited a course, by another registering body or course accrediting body, without there being any further requirement for a process beyond the initial process, including: the recognition and application by the registering body of each State or Territory of the decisions of the registering body of other States and Territories in relation to the registration of, imposition of sanctions on, including the cancellation of registration of training organisations; and the recognition and application by the course accrediting body of each State or Territory of the decisions of the course accrediting body of other States and Territories in relation to the accreditation of courses where no relevant Training Package exists. 2. The recognition by State and Territory registering bodies of the decisions of the NTQC in endorsing Training Packages; and 3. The recognition and acceptance by a Registered Training Organisation of Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other Registered Training Organisations, enabling individuals to receive national recognition of their achievements.
Question: What is the NTIS?
Answer: National Training Information Service (NTIS) means the National Register for recording information about Registered Training Organisations, Training Packages and accredited courses. Information held on the NTIS is searchable and publicly accessible via the Internet. The NTIS contains comprehensive.
Question: What is Professional Development?
Answer: Professional development is the process of extending and maintaining knowledge, skill and expertise in a particular profession or occupation through ongoing learning. Professional development needs are determined from the perspective of the individual and his/her lifelong learning and career needs, whether or not this is immediately relevant to organisational objectives. Professional development promotes and maintains currency.
Question: What is Reasonable Adjustment?
Answer: Reasonable adjustment is the process of adjusting or changing the assessment process to meet the needs and characteristics of the candidates being assessed and any equity requirements. The determination of ‘reasonableness’ requires judgement that must take into account the impact on the organisation and the need to maintain the integrity of the unit of competency.
Question: What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?
Answer: RPL refers to assessment processes that enable recognition of competencies currently held, regardless of how, when or where the learning occurred. Under the Australian Quality Training Framework, competencies may be attained a number of ways. This includes through any combination of formal or informal training and education, work experience or general life experience. In order to grant recognition of prior learning/current competency the assessor must be confident that the candidate is currently competent against the endorsed industry or enterprise competency standards of Training Packages or competency outcomes specified in Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) accredited courses. The evidence may take a variety of forms and could include certification, references from past employers, testimonials from clients and work samples. The assessor must ensure that the evidence is authentic, valid, reliable, current and sufficient.
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