RTO stands for Registered Training Organisation. An RTO is an organisation, registered in accordance with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015. An RTO provides specific vocational education and training and/or assessment services. RTOs may include a range of services including TAFE institutes, private providers, community providers, schools, higher education institutions, industry organisations and enterprises
VET stands for Vocational Education and Training. It is designed to prepare course participants with the skills and knowledge required for specific industries and employment outcomes. This education model focuses on developing employability skills for a specific industry or trade. VET qualifications supports a transition to employment, vocational and higher education pathways.
Yes. FYI Training is an Approved Vocational Education Provider under the ASQA- TOID21976
Please see Student Information Section for all student enrolment procedures.
FYI Training will be able to assess how your qualifications compare with the course you are interested in.
Generally, Victorians of any age whose existing highest qualification is a VCE, VCAL, International Baccalaureate Diploma, or a senior secondary school certificate from another Australian jurisdiction, are eligible for a government-subsidised training place in a qualification at any level.
There is a lifetime limit of two subsidised course commencements at each qualification level, regardless of whether you have completed the course.
If you were already 20 or over on 1 January, you would not be eligible for a subsidised place in a Diploma (or lower level vocational) course that is not part of an apprenticeship. You may be eligible for a government-subsidised apprenticeship, VCE or VCAL. Contact your provider for more details.
You may be eligible for other forms of assistance including a VET FEE-HELP loan to pay for all or part of your tuition costs for training at the Diploma level and above.
Yes. If you are eligible for a government-subsidised place, you can enrol in up to two government-subsidised courses at a time. In most cases you cannot commence more than two courses in a calendar year.
You can commence a maximum of two subsidised courses at the same level in your lifetime. This restriction applies whether or not you complete the courses.
The restriction does not apply to courses on the Foundation Skills List. It does not apply to students recommencing training in the same qualification at the same or a different provider.
In exceptional circumstances you can apply to the Department for an exemption to the lifetime limit of two commencements at the same level. Individuals should submit a short statement outlining their circumstances and why they believe they need to commence a further course at the same level. Statements should be addressed to:
Training Market Operations
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
MELBOURNE VIC 3001
Credit transfer is defined in the AQF as follows:
Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of
a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.
This is underpinned by the AQF definition of credit as follows:
Credit is the value assigned for the recognition of equivalence in content and learning outcomes between different
types of learning and/or qualifications. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to achieve a qualification
and may be through credit transfer, articulation, recognition of prior learning or advanced standing. For further information please go to http://www.aqf.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Credit-Transfer-Explanation.pdf
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) involves a formal recognition of the skills and knowledge your staff members have already achieved through previous studies, work and life experiences.
FYI Training will formally assess a students existing skills and knowledge so that they can count towards their qualification and shorten the period of training. RPL takes into account:
There is NO fee for FYI Training to assess an applicants initial application for RPL. However FYI Training does charge the nominal contact hour for each unit of competency being formally assessed. Please go to http://www.education.vic.gov.au/training/learners/vet/Pages/fundingfaq.aspx fo further information.
It is a requirement of all students who enrol in one of FYI Training's programs, that they must notify our office as soon as possible if they are not going to be attending scheduled program days. There is a set procedure students must comply with when it comes to students not being able to attend placement, that you will be informed about on the first day of your course.
FYI Training does offer payment plans for Course Fees and Charges for students experiencing Financial Hardship. Please contact our office for further information.
Course assessments are essential in establishing a learner’s competency within their chosen qualification. FYI Training understands at times some a learner may need assistance in meeting assessment deadlines. A learner must apply for a formal assessment extension prior to the assessment due date. This process will be outlined within your nominated training program.
No, work placement will allocated to you. We have a placement coordinator who will allocate you to a workplace, relevant to your course. This information will be given to you on your first or second training session.
You will not be able to commence your work placement unless you have the necessary documentation, working with children check or police check. If you cannot commence your placement during the period specified in your program, you will not be compliant with the program requirements and will be asked to defer your program.
Documentation needs to be returned to our office, prior to your commencement of placement.
Stage 1 - Initially, complaints and grievances should be discussed with the person/s involved. If this is impracticable or unsatisfactory, students should communicate with the Training Manager. The complaint will be documented and a resolution will be sought within 14 days of receipt of the complaint.
Stage 2 -The second stage of the grievance process is as follows: If dissatisfied with the response to the complaint or the time taken to resolve the matter under stage 1, the complainant may submit the complaint in writing to an independent, impartial and senior officer to the first assessor. The CEO will deal with the complaint within a reasonable time, normally within 10 days of receipt of the complaint.
Stage 3 -The third stage of the non-academic grievance process is as follows: If not satisfied with the decision of the Managing Director in stage 2, the complainant may request that the matter be further reviewed by an external dispute resolution process, by the body appointed by FYI for that purpose. If the independent mediator makes recommendations in relation to a grievance they have reviewed, the Training Manager or delegate will ensure that the recommendations are implemented within 21 days.