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Why Choose The Parramatta College?

  • Not for profit
  • Locally based training for those who live or work in Western Sydney
  • Quality trainers and facilities
  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Flexible and custom training programs

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      • Aquafitness for over 50's

        EARLY BIRD FEES apply for some courses!

        Increase your fitness and feeling of well being in a very sociable atmosphere with Aerobic type movements. We use a shallow pool, heated to 32 degrees during winter (lower during hot weather). So you’ll be nice, safe and cosy. And our tutor is patient and friendly, with plenty of experience.

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        The heated water supports your body and is gentle on the joints and muscles. Both beginners and advanced participants are welcome.

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        Above is a photo of the venue and the pool we use.

        Health Fund Rebate
        Did you know there is a possibility that you can get a rebate from your private health fund if you do one of our fitness or health related courses?

        Some health funds will give you a rebate for exercise programs or health management programs that your doctor has prescribed to address or improve a specific medical condition. The health fund may ask you if the provider of the exercise program is qualified, the answer is that all of our tutors have either qualifications and or experience in the field in which they teach. Your medical practitioner may also be required to fill out a form provided by your health fund. Also it will depend on your level of coverage with your health fund.

        Additionally the rules vary between health funds, therefore you would need to check with your health fund as to your eligibility, and also ask them what documentation they require.

      • BSB50120 Diploma of Business (Operations)

        Trainer led Self-paced study option is available:

        Our Trainer led Self-paced learning allows our learner to study on their own time and schedule guided by a qualified Trainer. Once enrolled you will be allocated a Trainer and the Trainer will be meeting you via zoom prior commencement of every subject and brief you what are the requirements of the subject, provide a tour of the learner resources, assessment booklet and set expectation of the subject etc. In that way you are not wasting your time to look at the resources and figure everything out by yourself. Once the assessments are completed, you can then send it to the Trainer for feedback which will save a lot of your administration time.

        Course description

        Our Business Diploma course is your opportunity to develop business and leadership capabilities you can apply at work. It will help you develop the skills to plan, carry out and evaluate your own work and the work of a team. The Diploma course is practical and will be conducted in flexible hours. Tutorials will be available by arrangements with the trainer. Most topics can use real workplace tasks as evidence to complete your assessments. This course is ideal for people moving into supervisory and management roles at work. Recognition is available. All resources included. On successful completion of all assessments the qualification BSB50120 - Diploma of Business (Operation) will be issued.

        You will complete the following units of competency:

        • BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others
        • BSBFIN501 Manage budgets and financial plans
        • BSBOPS501 Manage business resources
        • BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
        • BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace
        • BSBPMG430 Undertake project work
        • BSBPMG530 Manage project scope
        • BSBFIN601 Manage organisational finances
        • BSBSUS601 Lead corporate social responsibility
        • BSBSTR603 Develop business continuity plans
        • BSBOPS504 Manage business risk
        • BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans

        NSW Govt Funding

        BSB50120 - Diploma of Business may be available on full subsidy or fee free under Skilling for Recovery funding (subject to the availability of funding) for eligible candidates. Apart from meeting the normal Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria (please visit www.smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au), students enrolling under Skilling for Recovery must meet one of the following criteria:

        • A young person aged 17 to 24 at commencement of training, regardless of employment status, including Year 12 School leavers • A person who is a recipient of a Commonwealth Government welfare benefit as specified in the Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy • An unemployed person • An employed person who is at risk of losing their job, for example:

        1. Stood down/Jobkeeper/furloughed employee: Employee that has been stood down or employee for whom employer has JobKeeper arrangement in place and at risk of becoming unemployed. Requires upskilling or reskilling for new role and employment elsewhere
        2. Person returning to work (employed for 6 months or less): employed on condition of receiving training to build capacity and capability for the job role. This would be within the first 6 months of employment
        3. Low skilled/unskilled employee: Existing employee, with or without relevant skills or previous qualification up to Certificate III, that requires training to upskill to secure ongoing employment or future employment
        4. Workers in declining industries: Workers at any company in an agreed declining industry (e.g. international travel industry) who require upskilling/reskilling for redeployment (approval required from the Department of Education)

        Pre-requisite

        Whilst there is no pre-requisite or entry requirements to enrol into this course, it is expected that you have strong language, literacy and numeracy skills to successfully complete the assessments in this qualification. Before enrolling, you will be required to attend a pre-course suitability test to understand your current language, literacy and numeracy skills. Acceptance into this qualification will depend on your performance in the suitability test. If significant gaps are identified in the suitability test, you will be offered a Foundation Skills program to help you attain minimum level of language, literacy and numeracy skills.

        Who can enrol into this course?

        This course has been designed for those who deal with administrative duties or recently worked in business areas of their workplace on a day to day basis. If you don’t have any exposure to administrative duties or have no experience working in an office environment, this qualification may not be appropriate for you.

        Learning strategies

        This qualification will be delivered in a classroom environment by a qualified industry skilled trainer at Western Sydney Skills Hub at North Parramatta. Address – 410 Church St, Level 3, Suite 34, North Parramatta, NSW 2151. Please note that classes may not be available when you are reading this course description but the college still encourages the potential candidates to register their interest by joining the waiting list (available at the bottom of this page). In class delivery includes:

        • Classroom delivery by experienced and industry skilled trainer • Simulated in class experience • Activities performed in the class • Research and projects • Role play as required in a given unit of competency • Audio/Video presentation to introduce learners with real life scenarios • Self-paced trainer led activities to reinforce, extend and reflect on what has been learnt in the class

        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 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. As a general rule, you will need to produce current or recent workplace evidence to claim recognition for each of the 8 units of competency in this qualification. The assessor will check your evidence and make a decision, which will be either Competent or Not Yet Competent. If Not Yet Competent, you will be duly notified and asked to make a further submission. If you are still considered Not Yet Competent, we may offer you a gap tutorial, which will attract extra fee.

        Final outcome

        To receive the qualification BSB50120 - Diploma of Business, you will need to successfully complete all the required assessments. The assessor may ask you to provide further evidence if the first submission is found to be insufficient or non satisfactory. Full qualification for BSB50120 - Diploma of Business will be issued if you have successfully completed all units or Statement of Attainment for partial completion.

        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.edu.au

      • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

        About the course

        This course CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk meets the Education and Care Services National Regulations requirements. This unit is a compulsory job requirement for many service owners, management committees and/or Nominated Supervisors which they like to ask their staff to complete the above-mentioned course to ensure they are fully aware of the laws and their obligations to meet the requirements of regulations to be compliant.

        This qualification will be delivered in a classroom environment by a qualified industry skilled trainer at Western Sydney Skills Hub at North Parramatta. Address – 410 Church St, Level 3, Suite 34, North Parramatta, NSW 2151. Please note that classes may not be available when you are reading this course description, but the college still encourages the potential candidates to register their interest by joining the waiting list (available at the bottom of this page).

        You have twelve months to complete this course 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.

        Practical work

        Students are required to be working or volunteering in a workplace that is accessed by children or young people to successfully complete the practical part of the assessments. This course includes the following units of competency:

        CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

        **Delivery Strategies **

        This course will be delivered in a Virtual classroom-based environment (Zoom) with a qualified and skilled trainer and the self-paced journey for a thorough understanding of the competency requirements and to prepare for the assessments. Learning strategies include role play, case study, demonstrations, lectures, and classroom activities etc. All participants will be supported by our qualified and skilled team throughout their learning journey.

        Assessment Strategies

        Assessments for this qualification include both formative and summative assessments which involve a variety of activities including knowledge questions, case studies, presentations, projects, demonstration, observations etc. All participants will be supported by our qualified and skilled team throughout their learning journey.

        Resource Requirements

        Learner manuals will be provided at no further cost than the course fee. This course requires the use of computer and internet either in the classroom or at the students’ home or workplace to research the relevant legislations, industry standards and to develop relevant workplace documents.

        What if I find that the course is not suitable for me?

        Once you have commenced your study, you cannot cancel your enrolment. Therefore, we strongly advise you to read the course information to see if you will benefit from this course, the units of competency covered and delivery and assessment strategies. You can also contact us if you have any other questions that you need to ask before deciding to enrol. Our enrolment and refund policy is available in our Student Handbook. You can access the Student Handbook by visiting our website www.parramattacollege.edu.au or you can contact us on 02 96872072 or email to admin@parramattacollege.edu.au for a copy of the Student Handbook.

        How much work is involved in completing the course?

        Please note assessments for this course involve some work both during and after the sessions. You will have maximum of two attempts to submit your assessments in each unit of competency. If you are considered Not Yet Competent after the second submission, you may choose to undertake a gap tutorial, which will attract further fee.

        Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

        If you believe you already have skills and experience relevant to the competencies of this course, please let the trainer know for a recognition. Please note that applying for RPL may not automatically result in the issuing of the skill set. In case of any gaps found, you will be advised of those gaps and asked to provide further evidence against your RPL claim. If you are still considered Not Yet Competent (NYC), you may be offered a tutorial for those gaps, which will incur further cost.

        Competency outcome

        On successful completion of all the assessments, you will be awarded with an AQF Certificate from CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support.

        More information

        Should you require further information, please feel free to contact our office on 02 96872072 or email to admin@parramattacollege.edu.au.

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