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Student Information

If you're interested in doing a course with us at Tactile Learning, take a look through the information below to find out more.

ENROLMENT

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High School Students

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Talk with your guidance officer at your school about which course you would like to do.

Your school will then contact us to discuss training options.

In collaboration with your school, Tactile Learning will organise student details.

When the course details are finalised, you will be contacted with all relevant information.

Note: If you are at high-school but would like to participate in one of our courses off-site your school please contact us.

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Independent Students

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Look over the website to decide which course you are interested in.

Enquire through the Course Page with all your details.

You will be contacted either by phone or email in regards to your enquiry.

When your enquiry is finalised you will be advised of the course start date and location.

Note: If you are unsure of certain details or would like to clarify information please contact us.

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Industry Workers

If you wish to train through Tactile Learning for your apprenticeship or traineeship please contact the Apprenticeship Centre and nominate Tactile Learning as the SRTO.

If you are an industry worker that is interested in getting Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for one of our qualifications, please enquire here.

For support in nominating Tactile Learning or for more information regarding RPL, please contact us here.

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FUNDING

The Queensland Government invests in training based on industry advice to provide Queenslanders with the skills they need to gain meaningful and sustainable employment through the provider of their choice.

Government funding is directed to minimise skills shortages, focus on training for jobs that are in demand in our critical industries, and increase the number of Queenslanders with formal post-school qualifications.

The Queensland Skills Gateway includes a tool to help you check if you are eligible for government subsidised training in Queensland.

Under the Queensland VET Investment Plan there are a number of programs available - view them here.

To offer training and assessment services subsidised by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT), a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) must be pre-approved by DESBT to become a Skills Assure Supplier (SAS).

 

Tactile Learning maintains current SAS status.

PROGRAMS

We offer three programs here at Tactile Learning - VET in School, Certificate III Guarantee and UserChoice. Keep reading for more information on each.

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VET IN SCHOOLS (VETiS)

Vocational education and training (VET) courses are available to students while they are still at school. This is often referred to as VETiS. VET courses are a way of learning that is directly related to work. Nationally recognised qualifications are developed by industry to give people the knowledge and skills they need to work in a particular job.

You can undertake VET at school:

– as part of your school studies – delivered and resourced by a school registered training organisation
– by enrolling in a qualification with an external registered training organisation – funded either by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training’s VET investment budget or through fee-for-service arrangements i.e. where the student or parent pays for the qualification.
– as a school-based apprentice or trainee.

 

Talk to your guidance officer, career counsellor, vocational education coordinator or head of senior schooling about the qualification that is right for you from the range of programs available at your school.

Important Note: Each high school student is eligible for one VETiS funded course. For this reason, it is important to do research and get advice prior to enrolling in a VETiS funded course. If you are unsure and would like guidance please contact our office or speak with your school for more information.

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CERTIFICATE III GUARANTEE PROGRAM

The Certificate III Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school Certificate III qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career. It also supports school students to access training and Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing free training in high priority qualifications.

The program is open to any Queensland resident aged 15 years or over who is no longer at school (with the exception of VET in Schools students) and is an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency. Prospective students must not have or be enrolled in a Certificate III level or higher qualification
(not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training).

The amount of your out-of-pocket expense will vary depending on the course you undertake and the training provider you choose. The fee may be paid on your behalf by an employer or another third party unrelated to the pre-qualified supplier (PQS), but cannot be paid by the PQS. Under Free TAFE for Year 12 Graduates, eligible graduates train for free in high priority qualifications identified by the Queensland Government.

Certificate III Guarantee Fact Sheet

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USERCHOICE PROGRAM

The User Choice 2017-20 program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.The program provides the flexibility for apprentices, trainees and their employers to select a preferred registered training organisation (RTO) from a list of pre-qualified suppliers (PQS) for the delivery of accredited training to meet their specific needs.

School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SATs) are available in many occupations in Queensland. Students should be in either year 10, 11 or 12, but may be able to enter a SAT prior to starting year 10 in exceptional circumstances. In these circumstances, a business case must be submitted to the department and approved prior to commencing the SAT.

To be eligible for a government contribution towards the costs of training, an apprentice or trainee must have entered into a training contract for a qualification that is funded by the department and be registered in the department’s registration system DELTA. The training provider selected to deliver the training must hold a pre-qualified supplier (PQS) status for the nominated qualification.

Usually students are required to pay a co-contribution fee. In some cases though, an RTO may provide either a partial or full exemption for a student in respect to the co-contribution fee. SATs are not required to pay a co-contribution fee while they are still at school, but may be required to pay fees once their training contract has been converted to full-time or part-time post school. Your SRTO will provide in detail its fees and charges policy, including full costs method of collection, refunds and exemptions prior to enrolment.

Student Support

Requesting Additional Support

It is important that you communicate any support needs you have to both your Trainer and your school.

If you would like to request support or further support you can speak with or email your Trainer and Teacher clearly outlining what support you are requesting.

 

Alternatively, you can contact the office at hello@tlcentre.com.au.

Personal circumstances support

If your personal circumstances are affecting your participation in your course with us please contact our office to discuss options for your training moving forward.

 

If you are struggling with stress, anxiety or productivity with your training you may find the following online resources helpful:

 

Literacy and Numeracy Support

As a part of the Enrolment/Induction process, every student undertakes a literacy and numeracy evaluation in order to identify what if any support may be required.

 

If you are concerned about your literacy and numeracy abilities and would like support it is important to contact your school to request this. Alternatively, you can request this support from your Trainer and they can discuss this with the school.

In all circumstances, it is important to make your Trainer aware of your need for Literacy and Numeracy support so they can support you within the classroom.

Employment Support

If you would like assistance looking for employment you can either speak with your Trainer for employment support or contact the office on 07 3161 0021.

In addition, there is further support available through the following links:

 

Disability Support

Our Trainers offer exceptional in-class support for students with disabilities. If a student’s disability is too great for a Trainer to support in class typically the school will provide additional support to make sure the student excels in their course.

There is sometimes funding available for specialised technology and support services for Skills Assure suppliers to assist students with disability to gain nationally-recognised skills and qualifications.

 

If you would like to enquire about further support available please contact the office at hello@tlcentre.com.au or 07 3161 0021.

Further Study Support

If you need assistance transitioning to further study you can contact your Guidance officer if you are still enrolled in high school, you can also contact our office on 07 3161 0021 for advice and assistance.

In addition, there is further support available through the following links: