Tamara (Homes Down Under)

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    I received this from the Australia and New Zealand magazine.

    If there are courses that can be completed in the UK before arrival it will certainly save time...

     

    Tamara

     

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    [TD=colspan: 2, align: center]Get qualified before leaving home!

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    Whether planning a working holiday or relocating permanently, there are mandatory qualifications required with the Australian Construction and Hospitality Industries.

    After hearing many enquiries from potential students finding it hard to gain employment as they do not have the Australian Qualifications that employers are asking for, Training Stars has made the leap to offer Australian Qualifications in the UK and Ireland.

    Let Training Stars help you on your journey. Gain nationally recognised Australian qualifications before you leave home!

    Course Overviews

    pic1.jpgWhite Card

    CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry

    The White Card is a mandatory introduction to Occupational Health & Safety concepts for the Building & Construction Industry - and is highly desired in across the mining industry.

    The course relates directly to the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work (ASCC 2007). It covers the ability to demonstrate personal awareness of OHS legislative requirements, the basic principles of risk management and prevention of injury and illness in the construction industry.

    The White Card is the Australian version of the CSCS Card in the UK, or the Safe Pass in Ireland. Unfortunately you cannot transfer your international qualifications - you will need the Australian White Card.

    pic2.jpgCertificate IV in Occupational Health & Safety

    BSB41407 Certificate IV in Occupational Health & Safety (AQF4)

    This qualification would suit an OHS officer in a full-time or part-time role who works under the supervision of an OHS Coordinator or OHS Manager. This course reflects the role of safety focused individuals who use developed health and safety skills in a wide variety of workplace situations. The course covers an introduction to the Australian OHS Legislation Framework; the principles of risk management and how to apply safety solutions to a range of common workplace problems.

    The Certificate IV in OH&S is highly regarded in the Construction, Mining and Health Industries - if you are looking for employer sponsorship this qualification on your resume might just be the thing that puts you ahead of the rest!

    pic3.jpgResponsible Service of Alcohol

    SITHFAB009A Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol

    The Responsible Service of Alcohol (or RSA) is a legal requirement in Australia throughout the hospitality industry. The Australian and State governments have introduced licensing laws for those involved in selling, supplying and serving alcohol. It is an attempt to educate and train employees in the liquor industry, and help reduce high levels of intoxication and violence that occurs on and around licensed premises.

    Additional Training Solutions

    pic4.jpgQualification Conversions

    There are many UK and Irish vocational qualifications which have "corresponding" Australian qualifications. Training Stars is working with a number of Training Organisations in the UK and Ireland to identify these "matching" qualifications and determine where credit can be given in the related Australian Qualification.

    These "Conversion Packs" will enable candidates who have completed the UK/Irish qualification an opportunity to be recognised for the work they have already done and complete any additional requirements (ie address any "gaps") between the two.

    Examples of projects currently underway are:

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    UK/Irish Qualification

    • NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
    • NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
    • City & Guild Vocational Training Qualifications - D31 & D32
    • City & Guild Vocational Assessment/Verification Qualifications - A1 & V1

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    Australian Qualification

    • BSB41407 Certificate IV in Occupational Health & Safety
    • BSB41407 Certificate IV in Occupational Health & Safety
    • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
    • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment

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    [TD=width: 580, colspan: 2]pic5.jpgSkill Assessments/Recognition of Prior Learning

    For clients who do not hold qualifications which "convert" to Australian Qualifications, individual Assessments are available to assess the clients qualifications; skills; knowledge and work experience and determine an appropriate personalised training program to address any additional qualification requirements.

    This process can also be undertaken for those who do not hold any qualifications - but do have sufficient (min 2 years) experience in their field.

    Areas which are currently being offered under this program are:

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    • Vocational Trainers/Assessors
    • Health & Safety Officers/Personnel
    • Office/Administration Managers
    • Administration Officers

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    • Vocational Trainers/Assessors
    • Health & Safety Officers/Personnel
    • Office/Administration Managers
    • Administration Officers

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    [TD=width: 580, colspan: 2]Check out www.trainingstars.co.uk for course dates and to book online

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    Just be careful guys and check out these courses are recognised in oz first. I have met a couple of uk sparks who have done a course in the uk for 3k on the promise of an instant licence only to find its not recognised here. And are stuck on the log book or have to get re assessed via TRA. All costly and takes 12 weeks to get results.

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    A quick look tells me these are up to date. Vocational Education and Training (VET in Aus, NVQ in the UK I believe) is tightly regulated in Australia and the only firms that can delivering recognised training must be registered (Registered Training Organisation) and have to comply with very strict regulations and are audited (believe me, the audits are thorough) to ensure they're up to date. You can search to check these out. It looks like Training Stars is a UK organisation working with Australian providers to offer these qualifications. Smart move too. You may want to ask which Australian providers are being used and search to make sure you're happy with the providers. Info in the links:

     

     

    Some links may help:

     

    http://training.gov.au/ - you can check on the qualifications and see who is approved to deliver them - use the Quick Search boxes.

     

    http://www.asqa.gov.au/ - the primary VET regulator - this is where you go for info and to make complaints if necessary.

     

    http://www.aqf.edu.au/ - a broad overview of how it works.

     

    Any questions please ask!

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