Suitability Self-Assessment


Fortress Learning is committed to informed decision making.  It is not in our students’ interests nor in our own for people to enrol in programs of study that are in any way unsuitable for them.

To ensure that your expectations match our reality, we invite you to consider each of the following questions before deciding to enrol.  It is a short list but an important one.

Please consider each question carefully:

  1. Do you have the ability to work independently, and seek assistance when required?
  2. Do you have any prior study, work experience or employment that is related to this program of study? Are you currently employed in a role that is related to this program of study?
  3. Have you spoken with our staff about any possible barriers that you are aware of that might prevent you from succeeding with this program of study?
  4. For students enrolling in programs with the intention of gaining RPL,  have you familiarised yourself with the various unit and program requirements, such as through the Checklists we provide and the units of competency available at training.gov.au, to confirm you are likely to meet the requirements?
  5. Do you have the necessary computer skills and IT-resources to participate in the program? (The Student Handbook has the access details of a sample Learner Dashboard that we recommend you try out.)
  6. Have you received sufficient information to ensure that you know what your program of study involves and how it will be delivered and assessed, including the availability and suitability of Units?
  7. Are you aware of the practical requirements for your chosen program, and do you have access to the necessary resources including a suitable environment, be it at a current workplace or elsewhere, where you will be able to practise and demonstrate any of the skills that are required in your chosen program, including access to other people to work with and observe you where needed? (Note: Further details of these are provided below).
  8. Are you aware of the LLN requirements for your chosen program? (Note: Further details of these are provided below.  If you would like to have your LLN skill levels evaluated prior to commencing, you can indicate that on the enrolment form).

If you have answered “No” to any questions, we require you to speak with us prior to enrolling so that we can be sure that you are enrolling in a program that is suitable to your needs, and advise you if the program is not suitable.  Our phone number is 1300 141 994.

When you have answered “Yes” to all these questions, we invite you to enrol by clicking here:

Specific requirements for each of our main program areas are included below.   These are in addition to the items listed above.

  • Learner groups and not less than 2 individuals with whom to practise and deliver training
  • Not less than 2 individuals with whom to practise and conduct assessment
  • Suitably qualified observers (ideally they will hold the TAE40110 Cert IV TAE or higher qualification) or video recording facilities
  • Suitable venues in which to conduct the above

ACSF LLN Skills Demands of this Program:

Learning: 3

Reading: 3

Writing: 3

Oral Communication: 3

Numeracy:  3

All potential students should consult with their Trainer prior to enrolling to ensure that they are aware of the requirements for the units that they wish to enrol in.

The precise requirements will depend on the units chosen.

  • An accredited training environment with enrolled learners to train and assess
  • Not less than 5 peers to observe, be observed by, to lead in assessment processes and to support professionally
  • Access to policies and procedures in relation to the assessment system within the candidate’s employing RTO.
  • A range of professional development activities and sources of information with which to research professional development opportunities
  • An environment where they may conduct a range of professional activities for others
  • Peers and other people with whom to have discussions related to professional development and

Additionally, for TAELLN501/TAELLN501B – Support the development of adult language, literacy and numeracy skills:

  • access to learners with LLN support needs
  • validated LLN tools based on the ACSF

ACSF LLN Skills Demands of this Program:

Learning: 4-5

Reading: 4

Writing: 4

Oral Communication: 4-5

Numeracy:  4

 

All potential students should consult with their Trainer prior to enrolling to ensure that they are aware of the requirements for the units that they wish to enrol in.

The precise requirements will depend on the individual units chosen.  In general, the following is required for each unit:

  • an environment in which the unit’s skills and knowledge can be practiced/demonstrated, including access to the resources that are typical of that workplace environment
  • a suitably qualified person who can observe the practice/demonstration of those skills.   Suitably qualified means they will hold relevant qualifications or possess extensive relevant experience related to the unit they are observing.

ACSF LLN Skills Demands of this Program:

Learning: 4-5

Reading: 4-5

Writing: 4-5

Oral Communication: 3

Numeracy:  4

All potential students should consult with their Trainer prior to enrolling to ensure that they are aware of the requirements for the units that they wish to enrol in.