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  • Quality trainers and facilities
  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Flexible and custom training programs

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      • Administration Officer Skills

        Planning to move into an office administration role or already working in a similar area? Want to make a difference in your role by learning how to deliver premium level client service experience? If you have answered yes, then this course will be the right choice for you. This course is designed to cover key aspects of Office Administration Assistant or Administration Officer. A Statement of Attainment is issued on successful completion of all required assessments.

        Whilst this course is delivered in a face-to-face classroom environment, it may be available on flexible mode as well 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. When delivered on flexible basis, you will start with a face-to-face meeting of approximately 2 hours with your trainer at our North Parramatta venue to discuss about your training and assessment plan. This face-to-face initial meeting 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.edu.au to negotiate a date and time for the face-to-face session. Skype session requires fast internet, a computer and a high-resolution web cam. For the classroom course, please see the timetable at the bottom of this page.

        Looking for Government funding?

        NSW Government subsidy may be available for eligible participants when enrolling into the course. Please call 02 96872072 or send an email to admin@parramattacollege.edu.au to assess your eligibility for subsidised fee. If you are seeking funding, please do not enrol online and contact our office.

        How much I will be paying if I am not qualified for the Government Subsidy?

        The course price is $1250. If you refer someone, you and your referral will also receive referral discount.

        Eligibility to enrol into this course:

        This course requires strong language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills for successful completion. If you believe you will need to develop your LLN skills, please feel free to let us know. We can arrange an English assessment for you to understand your level. Besides the LLN skills, it is expected that candidates already have some exposure to an office environment and have a previous qualification. You will need to complete an eligibility checklist to provide us with information about your work experience and/or previous qualifications. You will also need to provide a copy of your current CV.

        Please note this course may not be suitable for those who have no previous qualification and/or exposure to an office environment.

        This course includes the following units of competency:

        BSBTEC202 Use digital technologies to communicate in a work environment
        BSBXCM301 Engage in workplace communication
        BSBWHS311 Assist with maintaining workplace safety
        BSBCRT311 Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment
        BSBOPS303 Organise schedules
        BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities

        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.

        Final outcome

        On successful completion of all assessments, you will be awarded with a Statement of Attainment from BSB30120 Certificate III in Business.

        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. If you would like to talk to an expert, please reach out to our Course Coordinator at Estherk@parramattacollege.edu.au

      • Languages - Spanish Stage 2

        EARLY BIRD FEES apply for some courses!

        This course is designed for those students who have completed stage 1 Spanish or already know beginners Spanish and wish to learn more of the language. To make use of the basic structures already learnt or known with new vocabulary and grammar. Practice vocabulary and expressions that will enable you to communicate in many situations .

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        Please be aware that if you wish to learn Spanish, the language is the same regardless of whether the tutor comes from Spain or Latin America, naturally there will be variations in accent and different countries use different types of slang, however the actual language is the same. Our tutors do come from a variety of countries, often they mention this in their tutor profile (click on the tutor’s name to see their profile), but the language taught is always Spanish.

        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.

        • Understand what you read and hear
        • Ask and follow directions
        • Fill in forms and read timetables
        • Express your feelings and desires
        • Able to communicate widely

      • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Cluster 2)

        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. The Parramatta College delivers TAE40116 in three clusters, covering the following 10 units. You will need to satisfactorily complete all the units listed below including all required assessments related to the units. 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.

        Cluster 1

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

        Cluster 2

        TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
        TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
        TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
        BSBCMM401 Make a presentation

        Cluster 3

        • TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
        • TAEASS402 Assess competence
        • TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
        • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools

        For more information about the above units, please visit www.training.gov.au.

        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. 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.
        • Strong language, literacy and numeracy skills to be able to grasp the complex learning outcomes, leading to the successful completion of the course
        • 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.*
        • If the course is scheduled to be delivered on Zoom video conferencing system, you will need to have a good understanding of participating in classes on Zoom. Please contact the college on 02 96872072 or email to admin@parramattacollege.edu.au for a step-by-step guide for joining Zoom classes.

        Delivery strategies

        This course is focused on developing skills in delivering 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. Deliver strategies include:

        • Delivery in classroom environment or via video conferencing by experienced and industry skilled trainer
        • Simulated experience on a weekly basis
        • self-paced trainer led activities to reinforce, extend and reflect on what has been learnt in class

        Please see below in the class timetable area for the mode of delivery. If you see “Virtual classroom”, this means the class will be delivered via video conferencing system.

        Assessment strategies

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

        • Direct observation in a work environment by a Trainer/ Assessor of this course
        • 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
        • Self-observation
        • Third-party reports from supervisors or other professional workers at an RTO as required;
        • Critical Reflections of work undertaken in demonstrating skills;
        • Role plays and workplace simulation exercises where demonstration of skills cannot be achieved within the workplace;
        • 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.

        Please note assessments for this cluster 2 involve significant work both during and after the sessions. You will have maximum of two attempts to submit your assessments. If you are considered Not Yet Competent after the second submission with significant gaps prevailing in your submissions, you may be asked to re-enroll into the course.

        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.edu.au

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