Student Information

Pre-Enrolment

Prior to enrolling into your chosen qualification, you will be required to complete the following formal documentation and pre enrolment process.

  • Obtain a copy of the relevant course information brochure, which includes all Fees and Charges.
  • Undertake a pre training interview, which involves discussing your course needs and career aspirations
  • Complete a pre training Literacy and Numeracy assessment, to assess if any additional learning support is required to successfully meet the demands of your chosen qualification.

Enrolment

Upon completing the pre enrolment interview, you will be required to formally enrol and complete the required enrolment process which consists of:

  • FYI Training course enrolment form ( This form can be downloaded from FYI Training's website)
  • For a Victorian Government Funded training place, all potential students must complete the necessary formal documentation to ensure all eligibility requirements are met. All students are now required to hold a Unique Student Identification (USI) number as of 01/01/2015 prior to course enrolment. You can do this here:  www.usi.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx. Please make sure you bring a copy of your number at time of enrolment.

At this time of the enrolment process, relevant course fees and charges must be paid and all potential students must bring the required 100 points of formal identification. ( If you are unsure of the required identification, please call our office on 1300 884 133)

Concession and Health Care Card Holders

If you hold a concession or health care card, you are able to receive your course at a reduced cost. This is a reduction in your tuition fees; it does not change the cost of materials. To see the cost of the course that you are interested in, select the course and you will find the fees list on the bar to the right hand side of the page.

Skills First Funding

The Skills First initative makes vocational training more accessible to people who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold.

Generally, you are eligible for a government-subsidised training place if you are:

  • an Australian citizen
  • an Australian Permanent Resident (holder of a permanent visa)
  • a New Zealand citizen

and are any of the following:

  • under 20 years of age
  • seeking to enrol in a Foundation Skills List course (and do not hold a Diploma or above qualification or are receiving core skills training in other sectors)
  • seeking to enrol in VCE or VCAL
  • seeking to enrol in an apprenticeship
  • 20 years and older and ‘upskilling’ by seeking to enrol in a course at a higher level than your existing qualification.

You can also check www.education.vic.gov.au/skillsfirst/Pages/default.aspx for more information

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) involves a formal recognition of the skills and knowledge students have already achieved through previous studies, work and life experiences. If you think that you may be able to receive a full or partial qualification through RPL, then read through and complete the RPL documents for that qualification (found in the downloads section) and return it to us.

Credit Transfer (CT) is the transfer of units from one qualification over to another. To be applicable, the units for both qualifications must have the same unit code. The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) facilitates the progression of students through qualifications by giving credit for learning outcomes they already have achieved. Credit outcomes may allow for entry into a qualification and/or provide credit towards the qualification. Credit given may reduce the time required for a student to achieve a qualification. CT provides a means for students to gain credit in an AQF qualification on the basis of completed components of another AQF qualification or other formal learning.

If you would like more information on either Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfers. Please download and read through the individual explanations for each on the AQF website here: http://www.aqf.edu.au/aqf/in-detail/aqf-explanations/

Police Check and Working with Children's Check

To complete a course that involves practical placement, students must hold a current Police Check and/or Working with Children’s Check. This will need to be applied for as soon as you have enrolled in your selected course as this process can take up to 6 weeks for the relevant checks to be completed, and you will not be able to commence placement without this process being completed. If you are not approved for your applicable check, then you will need to withdraw from your chosen course as you do not meet the practical placement component of your course.

Police Check necessary for the following courses:

  • Certificate III in Individual Support
  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • Certificate IV in Disability
  • Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Working with Children’s Check necessary for the following courses::

  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Certificate IV in Disability (if clients are under 18 years of age)

Post Enrolment

Once you have enrolled, you will receive a welcome letter in the mail 4 weeks prior to the course commencement. This will include information regarding all the course details and a schedule of all your classes.

You will receive your textbooks on your first class, providing that you enrolled at least 14 days prior to course commencement. If you enrolled during the week before the class commenced, you will receive your course recourse within 14 days of your course commencement date.