Watto Training offers online booking, or alternatively, you can call us on 0453 840 006 to book. If you would like to book in our regularly scheduled courses head to our calendar and book through there. Our other courses are scheduled on-demand only. Fill out your details on the book a course page and we will contact you to confirm dates.
The following payment options are available:
Option 1: Cash
Option 2: Bank transfer (Account Name: Watto Training Pty Ltd / BSB: 064 103 / Account: 1025 8121)
Option 3: Cheque to “Watto Training Pty Ltd” (post to: P.O. Box 436, Bulimba Qld 4171)
Option 4: EFTPOS
Option 5: Account Holders: if paying on account we require either a Purchase Order or some form of letter/email (must be in print), proof that a student has the authority to receive training and assessment through Watto Training. This can be either faxed through to us, emailed, posted or brought in to us.
Certificates/Statements of Attainment shall not be granted until the payment of all course fees and presentation of evidence requirements.
For more information, please contact us.
If you cannot attend a scheduled Training and Assessment with Watto Training, please contact us immediately and if withdrawing from a course please refer to our cancelation policy in the Student Handbook.
Training and Assessment
Recognition of Prior Learning
An Explanation Recognition of prior learning defined
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is defined in the AQF as follows:
Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.
This is underpinned by the AQF definition of credit as follows:
Credit is the value assigned for the recognition of equivalence in content and learning outcomes between different types of learning and/or qualifications. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to achieve a qualification and may be through credit transfer, articulation, recognition of prior learning or advanced standing.
Recognition of prior learning explained
The AQF facilitates the progression of students through qualifications by giving credit for learning outcomes they already have achieved. Credit outcomes may allow for entry into a qualification and/or provide credit towards the qualification. Credit given may reduce the time required for a student to achieve the qualification.
RPL is one of a number of processes for establishing credit or advanced standing. RPL broadens access into formal learning by enabling credit to be given for student achievement though other formal, non-formal or informal learning.
RPL involves issuing organisations undertaking an assessment of each individual who applies to determine the extent to which that individual’s previous learning is equivalent to the learning outcomes of the components of the destination qualification.
Recognition of prior learning applied
It is the responsibility of issuing organisations to offer RPL assessment to students. Issuing organisations’ RPL policies and practices must ensure that decisions about granting RPL take into account students’ likelihood of successfully achieving qualification outcomes and ensure that integrity of qualification outcomes is maintained (AQF Qualifications Pathways Policy section 2.1.6).
To ensure consistency, fairness and transparency, issuing organisations should establish a systematic, organisation-wide approach to RPL including policies and procedures that govern implementation.
The typical RPL process for providers consists of the following stages:
- identifying the evidence required
- providing advice to students about the process
- providing students with sufficient information to enable them to prepare their evidence to meet the standard required for the RPL assessment process
- assessing using appropriate evidence-gathering methods and tools
- recording the outcome, and
- reporting to key internal and external stakeholders.
- as with all assessment, should be undertaken by academic or teaching staff with expertise in the subject, content or skills area, as well as knowledge of and expertise in RPL assessment
- should be the same standard as other assessment for the qualification
- should recognise learning regardless of how, when and where it was acquired, provided the learning is relevant to the learning outcomes in the qualification
- must ensure that evidence provided is valid, authentic, current and sufficient and that the process is fair, flexible reliable and valid.
RPL assessment methods:
- should include reasonable adjustment for the literacy levels, cultural background and experiences of students, and it should not be a proxy for the assessment of skills such as literacy except where these are intrinsic to the learning outcomes of the qualification component
- should address the specific evidence required to demonstrate prior achievement of the learning outcomes and assessment requirements of the particular qualification components for which credit is sought
- should provide a range of ways for individuals to demonstrate that they have met the required outcomes and can be granted credit.
These might include:
– mapping of learning outcomes from prior formal or non-formal learning to the relevant qualification components
– questioning (oral or written)
– observation of performance in work based and/or simulated environments
– challenge examinations/assessments
– consideration of third party reports and/or other documentation such as articles, reports, project material, papers, testimonials or other products prepared by the RPL applicant that relate to the learning outcomes of the relevant qualification component
– consideration of a portfolio and review of contents, and
– participation in structured assessment activities that individuals normally would be required to undertake if they were enrolled in the qualification components.
The assessment outcomes may enable the student to meet the entry requirements and/or components of the qualification. This may reduce the duration of the qualification.
The agreed credit outcomes of the assessment of previous learning through RPL are specific to the individual. They may establish a precedent which can be used for other RPL assessments and potentially form the basis for future credit transfer agreements.
Source: Australian Qualifications Framework Council www.aqf.edu.au
HIGHER LEVEL SKILLS PROGRAM - FUNDED BY QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT
If you are in Queensland and looking for a career in the Transport Industry or interested in becoming a Heavy Vehicle Instructor, Watto Training (RTO #40791) has access to Higher Level Skills program – funded by the Queensland Government for eligible applicants
(NB: Training providers approved by the department to deliver training and assessment services for the Higher Level Skills are called Pre-qualified Suppliers – PQS)
Higher Level Skills
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE HIGHER LEVEL SKILLS PROGRAM A STUDENT MUST:
- not have or be enrolled in a certificate IV or higher level qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundational skills training))
- be 15 years of age or older
- have finished secondary school or left school
- Queensland resident – an Australian Citizen or permanent resident living in Queensland, or a New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland.
Employment status does not matter, nor is there any minimum education requirement, only the standard entry requirements for the course of study.
Note: For eligible individuals, the entitlement under the Higher Level Skills program is for one Government subsidised training place in a funded Certificate IV qualification. It is very important that you take the time to decide which qualification would provide you with the best career pathway and compare your training options, providers and costs, before signing an enrolment form or committing to a course of study which will use up your entitlement.
Yes – the Higher Level Skills will apply to Certificate IV qualifications completed through recognition of prior learning (RPL).
(a) The student holds a Health Care concession card or Pensioner concession card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a health care concession card or pensioner concession card, and is named on the card
(b) The student provides the PQS with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the student, his or her partner, or the person of whom the student is a dependant, is entitled to concessions under a health care or pensioner concession card
(c) The student is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
(d) The student is a school student and is enrolled in a VETiS program (may include youth in detention)
(e) The student has a disability
(f) The student is an adult prisoner.
It is the responsibility of the PQS to verify and hold evidence of a student’s eligibility at enrolment for concessional status.
The amount provided by the Higher Level Skills program will vary depending on the course chosen and your needs. If you hold a health care or pensioner concession card you will receive a higher subsidy.
No – you will not be required to pay back any of the government subsidy paid to the training provider. But it is very important that you clarify with each training provider the terms and conditions of their refund policy should you decide to discontinue training.
Yes. Given the benefits that accrue to individuals from training, students undertaking certificate IV training and non-concessional students undertaking lower level training, will be required to contribute to the costs of their training through a co-contribution fee.
The fee may be paid on behalf of the student by the employer or a third party, but not by their PQS.
The amount of the fee is determined by the PQS.
Watto Training requires your full name as well as your date of birth to conduct a search for eligible funding.
Yes – your first training provider must supply you with a Statement of Attainment which will show any units of competency you have completed for the course or qualification. You must present the Statement of Attainment to your new training provider so that your previous completed units of competency can be recognised. A Statement of Attainment is an official record of an individual’s successful completion of specific skills and can contribute to a full qualification as more units are completed. A statement of attainment is recognised across all registered training organisations (RTOs).
Training providers can charge different amounts for the student contribution fee or no fee. However, all training providers must clearly advertise their fees upfront to enable you to compare fees before choosing to continue your training with another training provider.
I would like to know more about the Higher Level Skills program – funded by the Queensland Government
I would like to read the Student Fact Sheet in relation to the Higher Level Skills program – funded by the Queensland Government.
I want guidance on how to pick the right training provider and course
Under the Higher Level Skills, you are entitled to access government-subsidised training for one completed certificate IV qualification. If you don’t complete the qualification, you are still eligible to access funding for another certificate IV qualification. However, you may be limited in how many times you can move from one unfinished qualification to another as government funding is limited. For this reason, it’s important that you take the time to consider your training options and all fee costs, before enrolling with a training provider and commencing training.
If a training provider stops delivering your course, it is obligated to assist you to move to another pre-approved training provider so you can complete your training.
If you already hold a certificate level IV or higher qualification that was gained prior to 1 July 2013, the Higher Level Skills program is not applicable to your training. However, you are still able to enrol in your desired course under a non-subsidised, fee for service charge.
The Higher Level Skills program aims to assist individuals to gain the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry, or to transition to university to further their studies.
The following refund policy will apply:
- Students who give notice to cancel their enrolment more than 10 days prior to the commencement of a program will be entitled to a full refund of fees paid.
- Students who give notice to cancel their enrolment less than 10 days prior to the commencement of a program will be entitled to a 75% refund of fees paid. The amount retained (25%) by Watto Training is required to cover the costs of staff and resources which will have already been committed based on the student’s initial intention to undertake the training.
- Students who cancel their enrolment after a training program has commenced will not be entitled to a refund of fees.
Discretion may be exercised by the Chief Executive Officer in all situations if the student can demonstrate that extenuating or significant personal circumstance led to their withdrawal. In these cases, the student should be offered a full credit toward the tuition fee in another scheduled program in-lieu of a refund. Chief Executive Officer may also authorise a refund of tuition fees if the circumstances require it.
Where refunds are approved, the refund payment must be paid to the student within 14 days from the time the student gave written notice to cancel their enrolment. Tuition refunds are to be paid via electronic funds transfer using the authorised bank account nominated by the student on the Refund Request Form.
For more information on the Higher Level Skills and other training programs funded by the Government – visit the Department’s Training website at www.training.qld.gov.au. Or, you can contact the Training Queensland Customer Centre (TQCC) on telephone 1300 369 935 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This will depend on each training provider’s refund policy. This is why it is very important that you clearly understand the terms and conditions in the training provider’s refund policy and clarify any concerns you may have, prior to finalising your enrolment and commencing training.
The aim of Higher Level Skills is for students to achieve a full qualification that will help them get a job or improve their career. For this reason, the department requires training providers under the Higher Level Skills to work closely with local industry, community and employment agencies to identify the skills and training needed by employers. But it is not a requirement under the program that the training provider assists you to find a job or place you in a job. Therefore, it’s important to discuss your employment and career advancement goals with the training provider prior to enrolling to understand what assistance, if any, they may be able to offer you to find employment.
Watto Training RTO Number 40791