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      • BSB30315 Certificate III in Micro Business Operations

        About the course

        Thinking of opening your own home based business? When your job is at stake, what else would you do but running your own business – be it small or big? Sometimes it’s even better to work for yourself rather than for someone else. This qualification reflects the role of skilled independent micro-business owners who apply a broad range of competencies in varied contexts, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. You will learn the essential aspects of running a micro business – from business planing to marketing, from selling your products to keeping track of cash flow, while complying with the relevant legislation.

        NSW Govt subsidy

        Commonwealth welfare recipients may be eligible for NSW Govt subsidy which may bring the fee down to $240 or in some instances making it fully subsidised. Please contact us on 02 96872072 or email to admin@parramattacollege.com.au to see if you you are eligible for NSW Govt subsidy. As a general rule, you will need to meet the following criteria to be eligible for subsidised fee:

        Australian PR or Citizen
        Over 15 years old and not in school
        Living or working in NSW

        For maximum subsidy, you will need to be a commonwealth welfare recipient e.g. Job Seeker payment, Family Tax Benefit, Carer Payment etc. For further information on NSW Smart and Skilled funding and to see if tyou are eligible, please visit www.smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au.

        Selection of units of competency

        Core units

        • BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities
        • BSBSMB302 Develop a micro business proposal
        • BSBSMB303 Organise finances for the micro business
        • BSBSMB304 Determine resource requirements for the micro business
        • BSBSMB305 Comply with regulatory, taxation and insurance requirements for the micro business

        Elective units

        • BSBSMB201 Identify suitability for micro business
        • BSBSMB306 Plan a home based business
        • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
        • BSBCUS301 Deliver a service to customer
        • BSBFIA301 Maintain financial records

        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.

        Delivery strategy

        This course is delivered in a face to face trainer led environment using different delivery strategies, which include but not limited to lectures, PowerPoint presentations, case study analysis, role plays etc. Whilst it is expected that the delivery will take place at Western Sydney Skills Hub at North Parramatta, delivery using video conferencing system may be considered during the time of pandemic situation or other emergency situations where classroom attendance may be considered a health risk.


        Candidates are required to have a satisfactory level of language, literacy and numeracy skills to successfully complete this qualification. Before you enrol into this course, you will need to sit for an LLN Test to demonstrate your LLN skills. If your LLN skills are lower than satisfactory level or if you believe you will need to develop your English language skills, the Parramatta College has a range of English courses to suit individual student’s needs. Please contact our office on 02 96872072 to book for the LLN Test. The test will take approximately 1 hour to complete and is delivered at our North Parramatta venue.

        Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

        If you believe you have relevant skills and experience satisfying the competency requirements of this qualification, 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

        Upon successful completion of the units listed above, you will be awarded with BSB30315 Certificate III in Micro Business Operations.

        Have more questions to ask?

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

      • Languages - Italian Stage 2

        EARLY BIRD FEES apply for some courses!

        Quick revision: go through students knowledge of the Italian language. Introducing students to intermediate Italian grammar, through exercises in Italian composition, gaining knowledge of and broadening vocabulary. Great course for business travellers or for those working in the hospitality and tourism industries, for leisure travellers and those wishing to communicate better with relatives and friends.

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      • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Cluster 1)

        About TAE40116

        TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is designed for people who want to work within the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector and the Australian Qualification Framework as trainers and assessors in their respective industry.

        Eligibility for enrolment

        To start this course you must have:

        • Subject expertise in the field in which you want to train and assess. This means you must have broad industry knowledge and experience including but not limited to holding a relevant unit of competency or qualification.
        • Computer literacy and access to a computer and the internet for research, accessing documents and templates from portable media and using email for communication. If you believe there is a gap in your computer literacy especially in Microsoft applications, the Parramatta College has courses available at different levels to help you.*

        To show evidence of your industry engagement, you will need to submit your current CV, a letter from your employer or a letter from one of your clients if you are self-employed. You can send these documents to admin@parramattacollege.com.au clearly stating the course you intend to enrol.

        To gain the full qualification you will need to satisfactorily complete all the units listed below including all required assessments and other evidence requirements. Where a learner does not satisfactorily complete the full qualification, a statement of attainment will be issued for those units that have been fully completed to a satisfactory level. In other words, they are competent in those units.

        • TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
        • TAEASS402 Assess competence
        • TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
        • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
        • TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
        • TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
        • TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs
        • TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs
        • TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
        • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation

        Units of competency covered in Cluster 1

        Cluster 1 focuses on designing learning that includes the following units of competency from the Training and Education Training Package and delivered in 3 days (Mon, Tue and Wed):

        TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs
        TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs

        There will be a 4 weeks gap after cluster 1 to allow the learners to do their home study and prepare for their assessments.

        Delivery strategies

        This course is focussed on developing skills in vocational education and training and will allow students to gain real experience in the classroom, practice in small groups of up to 16 students, and undertake holistic assessments based on current work practices. It is expected that a full time study load will involve up to 20 hours a week of study. In class delivery includes:

        Classroom delivery by experienced and industry skilled trainer
        Simulated in class experience on a weekly basis
        self-paced trainer led activities to reinforce, extend and reflect on what has been learnt in class

        Assessment strategies

        A range of assessment methods are used to collect evidence from learners. These methods include:

        Portfolio of evidence assessed by a Trainer/ Assessor of this course. This portfolio would include indirect evidence such as log books (witnessed by work practice supervisor); workbooks completed at the students' own time, ; and other evidence such as learner-produced
        *Third-party reports from supervisors or other professional workers at an RTO as required;
        *Critical Reflections of work undertaken in demonstrating skills;
        *Presentation of information in the workplace or in a simulated work environment;
        *Written reports; and
        *Knowledge based exercises which demonstrate key knowledge across subjects in the form of quizzes or short answer exercises.

        Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

        Parramatta College recognises that some learners may have already delivered training as part of their job or as a trainer. If you believe you can provide sufficient evidence (according to the rules of evidence – see Standard 1.8 – 1.12 under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015) of your current experience and/or relevant qualifications that match the competency requirements of any of the units in this course, please consult with the Education Manager prior to enrolling to apply for recognition. The RPL application will be reviewed by a qualified trainer/assessor. Please note that applying for RPL may nor automatically result in issuing of the qualification or statement of attainment. No refund will be made In case of a partial qualification or if no certificate can be issued as a result of the RPL assessment.

        People who have completed the full qualification may be able to work as a trainer and assessor in a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), or at a workplace. People wishing to train the TAE40116, will need to get a training and assessment qualification higher than the TAE40116 (See Item 5, schedule 1 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015). In accordance with the requirements of Standard 1.13 under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015, you will also need to have:

        • vocational competencies at least to the level being delivered and assessed
        • current industry skills directly relevant to the training and assessment being provided
        • current knowledge and skills in vocational training and learning that informs their training and assessment
        • a clear, evidenced and up to date Professional Development strategy

        Need more information?

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

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