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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

        EARLY BIRD FEES apply for some courses!

        This is a course for all ages and all levels of fitness. 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). 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.
        • 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.*

        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.com.au.

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