VET in Schools (VETiS) Program
When this course or individual units of competency are offered as a VETiS program, it is only offered on a part time basis. The course and unit details listed below are for main stream VET students.
* When undertaking this course as a VETiS program, the details of units offered, duration and realistic achievement will be provided at the time that the prospective student completes a DEET 'Expression of Interest to undertake a VET program" form.
* VETiS programs are offered to Secondary School students as a process of enabling informed career choices to be made and to allow for a head start to that career.
* VETiS programs should be viewed as a training pathway that will lead to a future career. The achievement of that career is unlikely to be achieved while still at Secondary School.
Course Requirements for main stream VET students
Students must complete a total of six (6) units consisting of the compulsory unit from Group A, five additional units from Group B to gain the Certificate I in Conservation and Land Management.
GROUP A (CORE) UNITS OF COMPETENCY
Code Module/Unit of Competency
RTC1801A Prepare for work
GROUP B (ELECTIVE) UNITS OF COMPETENCY
Code Module/Unit of Competency
RTC1301A Operate basic machinery and equipment
RTC1302A Assist with routine maintenance of machinery and equipment
RTC1006C Support nursery work
RTD1501A Support natural area conservation
RTC1701A Follow basic chemical safety rules
Check the University Bookshop for detail on any textbooks that may be required.
Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: http://employabilityskills.training.com.au.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:
* Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college,
* through adult education classes or training programs at work;
* Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
* Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).
RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.
Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.
See the RPL Guide for Applicants for further information on the RPL application process.
Credit Transfer or Recognition of Previous Study
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.
Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.
Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.
Students are able to apply for recognition of prior learning based upon work experience and demonstrated knowledge of key concepts in the competencies. Students may also apply for a direct credit transfer of similar units undertaken in equivalent courses.