Welcome to Diversitat Training

Diversitat Training can enhance your future direction and create opportunities, whether you want to:

  • Launch a brand new career
  • Grow your skill base for diversified potential
  • Kick start your dream career with respected qualifications

Diversitat Training presents training options all with national recognition that will qualify you to work anywhere in Australia.

 

You will be supported every step of the way

Advancing your career prospects is a smart move. You deserve to be supported in your enterprise. Whether you are launching a brand new career, enhancing your employability or diversifying into exciting new markets. It all starts with your enrolment.

Am I Eligible For Funding?

Skills First is making vocational education and training more accessible to people who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold.
For eligible applicants entitlement to a Victorian government subsidised place in recognised national training can be accessed at any time and will continue to be available for training at successively higher levels. While a person keeps moving up the qualification scale, the Skills First funding will continue to subsidise their training up to an advanced diploma level. There are government subsidised training places available to people who meet the eligibility criteria. Please consult the flowchart overleaf to see if you might be eligible.
For all enrolments on or after 16 June 2014, individuals accessing the Victorian Training Guarantee will only be eligible to commence a maximum of two courses/qualifications at the same Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level in their lifetime. Individuals will also only be eligible to commence a maximum of two accredited courses with the title ‘Course in…’ in their lifetime (excluding courses on the Foundation Skills List).

Providing Evidence of Eligibility

Do you think you meet the eligibility criteria for the Victorian Training Guarantee? If you believe you are eligible based on the flowchart on the previous page, then it’s vital that you prove both your identity and eligibility. Here is the evidence you will need to provide:
Please bring originals of supporting evidence of eligibility to your interview

1. Do you meet the citizenship/residency requirements?

Acceptable evidence includes:

  • an Australian Birth Certificate; or
  • a current Australian Passport; or
  • a naturalisation certificate; or
  • a current New Zealand Passport: or
  • a green Medicare Card; or
  • formal documentation issued by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection confirming permanent residence; or
  • referral form under specific initiatives
  • a proxy declaration for individuals in exceptional circumstances as per clause 3.15 – 3.19 of the 2017 Guidelines about Determining Student Eligibility and Supporting Evidence.
2. Are you under 20 years old on 1 Jan in the year which the course commences?

If a learner’s age is relevant to their eligibility and the document produced from the list above does not include a date of birth, the following evidence must be provided:

  • a current driver’s license; or
  • a current learner permit; or
  • a Proof of Age card; or
  • a ‘Keypass’ card
3. Are you applying for any of the listed Foundation Skills courses offered at Diversitat Training
  • 22236VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults
  • 22237VIC Certificate II in General Education for Adults
  • VCALFND001 Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Foundation)
  • 10361NAT Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English
  • 10362NAT Certificate I in Spoken and Written English
  • 10363NAT Certificate II in Spoken and Written English
  • 10364NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English
  • 22301VIC Certificate I in Transition Education
  • 22302VIC Certificate I in Work Education
4. Is the course applied for at a higher level than the highest qualification you already hold?

For the purpose of applying this criterion, the following prior qualifications are NOT taken into account:

  • VCE, VCAL (intermediate or senior), International Baccalaureate Diploma, senior secondary school certificates from other Australian jurisdictions; and
  • qualifications listed in the Approved Foundation Skills List; and
  • any VET certificates completed as part of a senior secondary qualification including SBAT’s; and
  • qualifications with the title ‘Course in…’ which are not aligned to a specified level within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF); and
  • non-Australian qualifications, except where equivalency has been formally established with a qualification within the AQF.
5. Have you commenced or scheduled to commence 2 or more Victorian Government subsidised courses this calandar year?

If the applicant answers yes. Applicant may not be eligible for subsidised training but is still eligible to apply for a course. An individual is eligible to enrol in and commence a maximum of two government subsidised courses in a calendar year. An individual is eligible to undertake a maximum of two government subsidised courses at any one time. If an individual is seeking to enrol in an Apprenticeship (not Traineeship), qualifications listed in the Pre-Apprenticeship and Pathway Qualifications will not be counted towards the course maximums.

6. Have you commenced 2 or more Victorian government subsidised courses at the same AQF level in your lifetime?

An individual is eligible to enrol in and commence a maximum of two government subsidised courses at the same AQF level in their lifetime and commence a maximum of two government subsidised accredited courses with the title ‘Course in…’ in their lifetime.
Qualifications listed on Foundation Skills List (and their predecessors) VCE/VCAL, VET certificates completed as part of a SBAT re commencement and transition will not be taken into account.

Want to know more?

If you want to know more about Skills First or would like to take an online test to check if you may be eligible please visit http://www.skills.vic.gov.au/victorianskillsgateway/Students/Pages/vtg-eligibility-indicator.aspx?Redirect=1 

Important Information for Learners

Enrolling in a funded course under Skills First may impact access to further government subsidised training.
There is a possibility of:

  • Receiving a National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) survey and/or
  • Receiving an invitation to participate in a Department of Education and Training endorsed project and/or
  • Receiving an invitation to participate in the Department’s annual student outcome survey; and/or
  • Being contacted by Department of Education and Training DET (or persons authorised by DET) for audit review purposes.

Please note: This Enrolment Application Form is an application only. Enrolment will only be considered when the following supporting evidence has been collected.

  • Proof of Entitlement to government subsidised training
  • Completion of pre-training review
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015, if you are undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a registered training organisation, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). You must provide a valid USI to Diversitat Training prior to commencing accredited training. We can not issue you your qualification or statement of attainment unless we have a record of your USI.
A USI account will contain all your nationally recognised training records and results from 1 January 2015 onwards. Your results from 2015 will be available in your USI account in 2016. You only need to apply once and you keep the USI for your lifetime.
When applying for a job or enrolling in further study, you will often need to provide your training records and results. One of the main benefits of the USI is that you will have easy access to your training records and results throughout your life. You can access your USI account online from a computer, tablet or smart phone anywhere and anytime.
Once you create your USI you will need to give your USI to each training organisation you study with so your training outcomes can be linked and you will be able to:

  • view and update your details in your USI account;
  • give your training organisation permission to view and/or update your USI account;
  • give your training organisation view access to your transcript;
  • control access to your transcript; and
  • view online and download your training records and results in the form of a transcript which will help you with job applications and enrolment in further training.

For information about the USI click here. You will also find a helpful USI Student Video there.
It is free to create your USI online, or Diversitat will be happy to apply for a USI on your behalf.
To apply for and manage your USI account, go to the USI Website at: http://www.usi.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx#

Victorian Student Number (VSN)

The Victorian Student Number (VSN) is a student identification number that will be assigned by the Department of Education and Training (DET) to all students in government and non-government schools, and students in Vocational Education and Training Providers.
The number, which is unique to each student, will be used as a key identifier on a student’s records, and will remain with the student throughout his or her education, until reaching the age of 25.

The VSN provides DET with the capability to accurately detect patterns of student movement through, and departure from, the Victorian education and training system. It improves the collection and analysis of timely and accurate data about education in Victoria.
Students will need their VSN to enrol in any government funded or in any fee-for service accredited qualification/course at Diversitat Training. If you do not have a VSN, Diversitat Training can arrange for one to be created.
For information about the VSN, please go to http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/pages/schooladmin/vsn/index.aspx.

How Much Is My Training Going To Cost?

Financing your future is a key enrolment consideration. Take a look at our website click on the ‘View Course Fees’ button on each course page for a full breakdown of costs per qualification that we offer or call (03) 5246 9600.

Tuition Fees For Government Funded Training Places

If you are eligible for a Government subsidised training place, your tuition fees will be subsidised by the Government, greatly reducing the cost of your training.

Tuition Fees For Full Fee Paying Learners

If you are not eligible for a Government subsidised training place you can still study with Diversitat Training. You will be required to pay the full unsubsidised fee which will be referred to as ‘Fee for Service’.

JobActive Referral

If you are being referred by an employment service provider or JobActive you must supply Diversitat Training with the JobActive Referral form before the commencement of training. The form must also identify the learner tuition fee and who is responsible for the payment. If you hold a current Health Care Card or Pensioner card or a Veterans Gold Card and are seeking to undertake a course at Level IV or below you may be eligible for a concession.

Fees & Charges

More information about fees and charges can be found on the fees & charges page of this website. Our Cancellations and Refund policy can be found here.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

What is Recognition of Prior Learning? (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgment of your current skills and knowledge. Through our RPL process, Diversitat Training recognises what you have already learnt from:

  • Other courses
  • Life experience
  • Work experience
  • Workplace training.

RPL considers all of your prior learning and measures this against the requirements of your chosen Diversitat Training course. You may not have to repeat those parts of the course where your understanding is assessed to meet the current learning requirements.
Recognition can only be granted for a whole Module/Unit of competency (subject). To obtain recognition you must satisfy the course requirements for the entire Module/Unit, not just parts of it.

The RPL application process takes time. You need to allow sufficient time to collect evidence in support of your application as RPL must take place prior to the commencement of your course.

What does it cost?

The cost can vary depending on your enrolment so please enquire with your Enrolment Administration Officer.
Fees for RPL will be charged per unit based on the amount per scheduled hour.

Credit Transfer

In accordance with the VET QF requirement of Mutual Recognition, Diversitat Training will recognise Qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other RTOs from all states and territories in Australia. Where a person provides evidence of successfully completing a Unit that is identical to a Unit currently included in a course or traineeship, the Learner will not have to repeat that Unit again.
The Learner must present a certified copy of the Certificate/Statement of Attainment and transcript, clearly indicating Course and Units undertaken and results obtained otherwise full fee will be charged.

Applications for Credit Transfer must take place prior to the commencement of the course or within 2 weeks from the enrolment.
A Credit Transfer Application is available upon request. Please contact the Program Manager for more information.

What does it cost?

There is no fee for Credit Transfer.

Entrance Requirements

All nationally accredited training programs have varying entrance requirements and these are outlined in our ‘Course fact booklets’. All candidates are required to undertake a Pre-Enrolment process including an interview, as well as a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment to ensure that you meet the selection criteria of the program. You may also be required to provide a Police Record Check and/or a Working With Children Check, depending on the course you are applying for.

Access and Equity

Diversitat Training is an organisation that is firmly committed to achieving best practice in the provision of education and training. Diversitat Training acknowledges that this commitment is dependent on non-discriminatory access to services and comparable training outcomes by all groups in society. By providing accessible and equitable training services all community members will be able to develop knowledge and skills to enhance work and life opportunities.

Course Structure and Assessment

Diversitat Training offers a range of full-time courses, as well as part-time courses, Flexible Off-Campus Study (FOCS) and traineeships so you can continue to work while you study. Course delivery may include a classroom component, an off-campus study component and may also include a work placement component. Assessment is based on competency, which is the ability to demonstrate specific skills and will involve a combination of assessment methods. These assessments can include a combination of written assignments, discussion, interviews, workplace projects and practical demonstrations.

Induction

Diversitat Training staff will ensure that all learners who enrol in a training program are provided with a comprehensive induction session tailored to workplace, FOCS or classroom-based learning.
For classroom-based learning inductions, you will also be given information about housekeeping issues such as WH&S, course breaks, parking etc. You will also be guided through the outline of your course and your timetable.

Class Size

To provide you with an optimum learning experience Diversitat Training adheres to a strict guideline of minimum and maximum learner numbers for each course. Courses will only proceed if the number of enrolments is sufficient. Alternatively, if a course is full, you will be placed on a waiting list and informed when the next course runs or if a place becomes available.

Language and Literacy

Diversitat Training staff will work with you to identify the appropriate learning supports/adaptations that you may need to successfully undertake the training program. We will make every attempt (within the parameters of our Access and Equity Policy and resources) to modify/adapt our Delivery and Assessment Strategies to meet the differing needs of students who experience language/literacy/numeracy barriers, cultural and/or linguistic differences and challenges relating to disability.

Work Placement

Most Diversitat Training accredited courses require you to complete a work placement. The placement forms part of your course and must be completed for you to finish your course. Work placements provide an ideal opportunity to put into practice the skills you have learnt during your time in the classroom. Diversitat Training will assist you in organising a work placement. You will be asked for your preferences regarding time and location, but there is no guarantee you will be able to get your first preference. You will be given a Work Placement Handbook which will contain placement information and assessment tasks to be completed while you are on placement.

Qualification

If you successfully complete accredited training you will be issued with an appropriate Qualification (Certificate) and/or Statement of Attainment under the specific requirements outlined by the Qualifications Framework.

Certificate

A learner who has successfully completed all of the required units of competency or modules (as specified in the Training Package qualification or accredited course) is entitled to receive the following certification documentation:

  • A Qualification, and
  • Transcript of unit/modules

The record of results may be provided in addition to the qualification, or printed on the back of the qualification.

A Statement of Attainment

A Statement of Attainment will be issued if a learner successfully completes one or more Units of Competency or Modules or an accredited short course, but does not meet the requirements for a qualification (as specified in the Training Package). The Statement of Attainment will list all of the Units of Competency or Modules achieved. A record of results may also be issued.

Health and Safety

Diversitat Training has a responsibility to ensure that our training and assessment services are conducted in a safe and healthy environment and we’re committed to resolving any issues that impact on meeting this responsibility. We take the support and welfare of our learners very seriously and have a designated Student Welfare Support Officer. If you feel you have additional support needs or welfare concerns relating to your training which are not being met by your trainer or your workplace supervisor, please speak to the Student Welfare Support Officer.

Attendance

To achieve successful outcomes for your training program, please attend every class/training session. We understand this is not always possible due to sickness, family issues and/or casual employment. If you are unable to attend a class/training session, please contact the Diversitat Training office to advise us of your non-attendance for that day. If you are going to be absent for an extended period, please discuss this with your Trainer.

Privacy Policy

Victoria’s Information Privacy Act (2000) stipulates that organisations who hold identifying personal information must follow a set of ‘Information Privacy Principles’. Information disclosed to Diversitat Training, its employees and agents will be treated confidentially. Our Privacy Policy provides information about the collection and use of personal information. All information is stored in a secure storage system and is destroyed after the mandated period set by government departments.
If you would like access to your own personal records, please speak to an Administration Officer.

Access our Privacy Policy

Further Information

For further information, forms or to enrol in a course at Diversitat Training, please enquire by phone on (03) 5246 9600, email
training@diversitat.org.au, or visit us in person.