Western Sydney | Short Courses for Life Skills | Parramatta College

Western Sydney | Short Courses for Life Skills |

Over 30 Years in Western Sydney

Why Choose Parramatta Community 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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What will you learn next?

      • Digital Photography for Beginners

        Take good pictures with your digital camera. You will learn about composition as well as other useful tips to take that great shot. The course covers all the basic controls of a camera, e.g. lenses, filters, storage etc, and how to compose a picture. This is a beginners guide to photography.

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        Do you have a new digital camera, but everything is overwhelming so you’re stuck in Auto? We’ll cover everything you need to get started, including but not limited to:

        • Introduction to digital photography
        • Introduction to the Digital SLR (DSLR)
        • Digital Photography Accessories
        • Basics of Digital Editing
        • Portrait Photography
        • Night / Street Photography
        • Landscape Photography

        What to Bring
        Your Digital SLR camera and manual, a fully charged camera battery, a memory card and something to write notes on.

      • Languages - French Stage 2

        EARLY BIRD FEES apply for some courses!

        This course is designed for those who would like to continue on from Stage 1, or have previous French knowledge.
        Great course for business travellers or for those working in the hospitality and tourism industries, or for people wishing to enlarge their social or business networks and those wishing to communicate better with relatives and friends. Enjoy speaking, reading, writing and hearing French in a friendly atmosphere.

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      • Teacher’s Aide

        About the course

        Do you want to work as Teacher’s Aide or work in a School Setting, then this course would be the right choice for you. Teacher’s Aides play a pivotal role in children’s development. Therefore, this course designed to prepare participants working within an education environment to support students and qualified educators. 

        Moreover, the course is ideal for who wants to kick start their career in entry level positions in education environments including schools, kindergartens, preschools, school age care or other education environment. Aide’s provide assistance and support to teachers and also responsible for supervising and facilitating children’s activities inside the classroom as well as outside during playtime. 

        The course is expected to meet the training needs involve working effectively with students include managing behaviour, supporting student development, and learning within curriculum framework, working with diverse people, follow legal and ethical framework, child protection etc. It also covers all the necessary skills, techniques, strategies required to contribute to students learning and development needs in school setting involving feedback skills, best questioning techniques, assist teachers for smooth operational needs in classroom or in educational setting.

        You have nine months to complete this course from the date of commencement.

        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@pcc.edu.au to assess your eligibility for subsidised fee. If you are seeking funding, please do not enrol online 

        How much I will be paying if I am not qualified for the Government Subsidy?
        The course price is $2,580.00. 

        All practical tasks must be completed in workplace or in a school setting. Therefore, students are responsible to find volunteer placements or paid work placements.

        Whilst there are no prerequisites for this course, it is expected that you have adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills and computer skills to be able to interact with peers, trainers and completing assessments using a computer either in the classroom, at home or at your workplace.

        This course includes the following units of competency:
        CHCEDS060 Work effectively with students and colleagues
        CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
        CHCEDS035 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
        CHCEDS036 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
        CHCEDS037 Support the development of numeracy skills
        CHCEDS061 Support responsible student behaviour

        Delivery Strategies
        This course will be delivered in a face-to-face classroom-based environment 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. 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?
        Please read the course outline to see this course is right for you. Please contact Esther Kelly Course Co-Ordinator Esther@pcc.edu.au for any further information. Refer to The Student Handbook via www.parramattacollege.edu.au or you can contact the college on 02 96872072 or email to admin@pcc.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 significant work both during and after the sessions. 1 day per week with an additional 10 to 15 hours of home learning. 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

        Competency outcome
        On successful completion of all the assessments, you will be awarded with a Statement of Attainment from CHC30221 - Certificate III in School Based Education Support.

        Career Pathways
        After successful completion of this course, you may choose to pursue the following opportunities:
        • Complete the CHC30221 - Certificate III in School Based Education Support

        Please note that the Parramatta Community College does not guarantee employment.

        More information
        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@pcc.edu.au. If you would like to talk to an expert, please reach out to our Course Coordinator at esther@pcc.edu.au

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