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      • Certificate IV in Business Administration BSB40515 (Flexible Delivery) Cluster 1

        Build up your career in office administration as a team leader with this qualification. This course has a strong focus on both communication and computers in the workplace and so it is also ideal for participants already in the workforce who wish to improve their skills in either or both of these areas. It is particularly relevant to, but not limited to, people working in business administration environments where a well developed knowledge of the business and leadership and guidance is required. Gain the essential knowledge and skills in coordinating business resources, organising meetings, designing and delivering complex business documents, administering projects, and implementing sustainable work practices. This course can also be customised to suit your business needs.

        Learning Strategies

        This course is delivered in flexible mode i.e. you will study at your own time and pace and a trainer will be allocated to assist you with your course progress via email or phone. You will start with a face to face session of approximately 2 hours with your trainer to discuss about your training and assessment plan. The face to face session can also be done on Skype if you are unable to attend in person. After you have enrolled, please ring us on 02 96872072 or email to admin@parramattacollege.com.au to negotiate a date and time for the face to face session. Please note Skype session requires fast internet, a computer and a high resolution web cam.

        You have six months to complete the qualification from the date of commencement. Please let your trainer know if you need more time to complete or for any other support you may require. Participants are provided with learner guides and the assessment materials at the beginning of the course.

        Units of competency in cluster 1:

        BSBADM405 Organise meetings
        BSBADM406 Organise business travel
        BSBINM401 Implement workplace information system
        BSBADM407 Administer projects
        BSBADM409 Coordinate business resources

        Please note that you will require strong language, literacy and numeracy skills to successfully complete the assessments in this qualification.

        Assessment strategies

        Assessments for this qualification include both formative and summative assessments and include questions and answers, portfolio of evidence, project assignments and third party report. You will be provided with assessment tasks at the beginning of your course during the face to face session.

        Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

        If you believe you have relevant skills and experience satisfying the competency requirement of this qualifcation, please consult with your trainer for the possibility of recognition. The trainer will provide you with a clear guideline on the RPL assessments and evidence requirements.

        Final outcome

        To receive the qualification BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration, you will need to successfully complete all the required assessments in cluster 1 and 2. The assessor may ask you to provide further evidence if the first submission is found to be insufficient or non satisfactory. A Statement of Attainment from BSB40515 will be issued if you have successfully completed one or more than one unit but not all the units.

        Have more questions to ask?

        Please feel free to contact our friendly enrolment officers on 02 9687 2072 to discuss more about the course or send an email to admin@parramattacollege.com.au.

      • Design and Develop Assessment Tools

        Important note for TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment holders - Please note that after 1st of April 2019, you must have this unit TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools or its successor, and TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills or its successor if you wish to continue to use your TAE40110 qualification for delivering training and assessment services. Please note that if you have a diploma or higher level qualification in adult education, you may not need to complete this course; however it is imperative that you consult with your employer to understand their requirement. Please copy and paste the following ASQA link on to your browser for further information:

        https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards/chapter-4/clauses-1.13-1.16

        Designed for experienced practitioners responsible for the development and/or delivery of training and assessment products and services, the TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and to develop assessment tools used to guide the collection of quality evidence, including their application in formative, summative and recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment.

        Learning outcomes

        Students should achieve the following learning outcomes on successful completion of the course

        • Determining the focus of the assessment tool
        • Design the assessment tool
        • Develop the assessment tool
        • Review and trial the assessment tool

        Learning strategies

        Learing will take place in a classroom face to face environment led by an industry qualified TAE trainer. PowerPoint presentation, case studies, classroom exercises and group discussion will form the learning strategies.

        Assessment strategies

        Assessments will be conducted in both summative and formative manner, consisting of short answer questions, research, and workplace-based projects. In case, learners are unable to find a real life workplace for their project, a simulation may be arranged in the classroom. The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit including developing at least three assessment tools that support different assessment methods, and address at least one unit of competency each.

        What do the assessments involve?

        Assessments for this unit largely include developing at least three assessment tools supporting different assessment methods and addressing at least one unit of competency each. Please note that the units must be from a Nationally Recognised Training Package. You must include in each of these assessments the instruments for collecting the evidence, reflecting the rules of evidence and principles of assessments with related instructions to the candidates and assessor/s and show how you will address the contextual needs of different environments. One of these assessments have to be on recognition of prior learning (RPL). You will start working on your first assessment on the first day (i.e. the first week). The trainer/assessor will give you a questionnaire to complete at home. You will need to conduct a research at home to answer these questions and bring them on the second day when you will complete the second assessment tool. You will complete the third assessment tool after the class and send it back to the trainer within 4 weeks from the last session. You will also complete some in class activities to demonstrate your knowledge about designing, developing and reviewing the assessment tools inlcuding workplace health and safety (WHS) responsibilities.

        Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

        We understand some learners may have already delivered training as part of their job or as a trainer. If you believe you can demonstrate current experience and/or relevant qualifications that match the competency requirements of some of the units in this course, please consult with your trainer to apply for recognition.

        Pre-requisite for this course

        Whilst this unit doesn’t require any license or certificates or completion of any other units as pre-requisites, it is assumed that you already have some training delivery and assessment experience in the context of RTOs. Having such experience means you are already familiar with Australian vocational education and training system, the training packages used as industry standards and the legislative requirements for the delivery of accredited or competency based training in Australia. This course is delivered as part of the upgrade program for those who wish to continue to use their TAE40110 qualification. For those who don’t have any TAE qualification, we strongly suggest you to enrol into the full TAE40116 qualification.

        Is this course for me?

        You may be thinkging why you should do this course as you may not be even teaching training package qualifications or skill sets. As a general rule, you don’t have to have a TAE qualification if you are delivering only non-accredited components and you are not involved in assessing competency. However, some employers such as TAFE still wants their trainers to have the TAE qualification including TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools. If so, please consult with your employer to understand their requiremens before you enrol.

        Need more information

        Should you require further information, please ring our friendly enrolment officer on 02 96872072 or send an email to admin@parramattacollege.com.au.

        For more information re the relevant standards, please visit https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards.

      • Language, literacy and numeracy assessment skills for trainers

        Important note for TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment holders - Please note that after 1st of April 2019, you must have TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools or its successor, and this unit TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills or its successor if you wish to continue to use your TAE40110 qualification for delivering training and assessment services. Please note that if you have a diploma or higher level qualification in adult education, you may not need to complete this course; however it is imperative that you consult with your employer to understand their requirement. Please copy and paste the following ASQA link on to your browser for further information:

        https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards/chapter-4/clauses-1.13-1.16

        Please note that this link may not be up to date if any changes are made by ASQA; however, the college will update the link as soon as such changes are identified.

        About the course

        Do you need to have the skills and knowledge to recognise core language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) demands when training and assessing? Can you tailor training and assessment to suit individuals' skill levels, including accessing relevant support resources? In this accredited course you will learn to determine the core LLN requirements of training, including those of the training specifications, the training context as well as the skills of learners. You will also learn how to access an LLN specialist and how to customise a vocational learning program to enable the development of core LLN skills.

        The unit covers -

        Analyse LLN requirements
        1.1 Determine LLN skill requirements of the training specification
        1.2 Identify and analyse the LLN skill requirements essential to workplace performance
        1.3 Determine the LLN skills of the learner group from validated tools and other sources

        Select and use resources and strategies to address LLN skill requirements
        2.1 Identify resources to support LLN skill development
        2.2 Use learning and assessment materials to support identified LLN requirements, customising where necessary
        2.3 Apply learning support strategies in training delivery appropriate to LLN requirements and learner group
        2.4 Determine assessment strategies appropriate to LLN requirements and learner group

        Use specialist LLN support where required
        3.13.1 Review course demands and learner profile to determine if specialist LLN support is required
        3.2 Access specialist LLN support where available
        3.3 Integrate specialist LLN support into training or assessment practice where required

        Evaluate effectiveness of learning support and assessment strategies in addressing LLN requirements
        4.1 Seek feedback on learning support provided and assessment strategies used
        4.2 Evaluate learning support and assessment strategies used
        4.3 Determine areas for improvement based on evaluation

        Delivery strategies

        The course will be delivered in a classroom environment led by an industry experience and appropriately qualified trainer. Delivery methods include face to face lectures, case studies, practical demonstrations and research. This course is delivered in both day (9.30am to 4.30pm for two days over two weeks) and evening (6pm – 9pm for 4 evenings over 4 weeks). 10 – 15 hours per week of practice and practical study is expected. We will supply Australian core skills framework booklets and a USB with training and assessment material.

        Assessment strategies

        Assessment will be conducted in both formative and summative way through the following strategies:

        • Participation in various activities; group activities, presentations, demonstrations, scenarios, practical, simulations and problem solving activities.
        • Participation in questionnaires/exercises for the module (pre, mid and post topic)

        Skills must be demonstrated with real vocational learners, not fictitious students. Please note that significant work needs to be done outside of the course and in the context of your own employment environment. Candidates will be assessed on agreed tasks that demonstrate the aspects below:

        • Use tools to identify the LLN skill requirements (reading, writing, speaking, listening and numeracy) of the training specification and/or assessment process relevant to vocational delivery
        • use various sources to gather information on the current LLN skills of a learner group
        • identify available sources of support to address at least two of the identified LLN skill needs of the learner group
        • customise and use at least two learning resources to address LLN requirements
        • select, use and review at least two instructional strategies that directly address the identified LLN needs of the learner group
        • use advice from specialist LLN practitioners to inform practice
        • select, use and review at least two assessment strategies that cater for the identified LLN needs of the learner group
        • determine areas for improvement of own practice

        On successful completion of all assessments a statement of attainment for TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills will be issued from TAE10 Training Package. RPL is available if you can demonstrate required skills and knowledge through your current work experience or equivalent competency.

        Need further information?

        Should you require further information, please feel free to contact our enrolment officers on 02 9687 2072 or send an email to admin@parramattacollege.com.au.

        For more information re the relevant standards, please visit https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards.

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