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About

 

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Training options for students looking to study in a classroom
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Class or workshop modes

An Overview of different study options for busy adults
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Distance learning

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Child Care Courses

What we do:

Fast Track Training Australia is a long-established Registered Training Organisation (52215). We are a
specialized niche provider
of Nationally Recognized Qualifications to the early childhood, primary and secondary school sector - enrolling more than 20,000 units of competency per year. We offer supportive and flexible programs developed for
busy adult learners.
Many of our students come directly from industry or are referred to us, while others may be seeking a new career direction. Our popular courses include CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support, CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support and CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
FTTA offer unrivalled student support services. This includes email, phone and one to one support as often as needed. All students are allocated a friendly, experienced and supportive trainer. We help with everything from the placement to academic support and everything in between.
Our trainers visit every student during their work placement to provide mentoring & support.
From humble beginnings: Our first class had only 4 students. Now we provide services to thousands of students each year who enrol in tens of thousands of units. We continue to provide the same level of personalised and friendly support services – one reason why our completion rate is much higher than the national average.

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"Very entertaining"

My exprience at FTTA was fantastic and so informative. It was very entertaining and it was a pleasure coming to class.

Very entertaining
Annabelle
"Great support"

A very informative and educational course. Great support from the trainers. Thanking you.

Great support
Ruth
"invaluable support"

The support we received from our trainer was invaluable.

invaluable support
Megan

About our services

About FTTA
Did you know?

FTTA was the first provider in Australia to offer the CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support and the CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support. We were also the first organisation in WA and the second in Australia to offer the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Did you know?

FTTA are one of the few providers that supply students with in-house developed learning and assessment materials. Our world class resources are developed by our curriculum development team. We don't just hand you a pile of boring academic books! This is one reason why our completion rate is so high.

Did you know?

FTTA has an exceptional graduation rate which ranges from 80-90% of participants who begin a course. This is well above the national average of 20-30% according to the National Centre for Vocational Educational Research. The reason? Quality learning materials, professional staff and exceptional support.

Distance learning

In today’s busy and demanding world, adult learners are looking for more flexible ways to gain qualifications, increase their job prospects and improve their earning potential. Gone are the days where students can afford to spend 20 or 30 hours per week in classroom. Advances in technology now allows students to access high quality and engaging resources in their own home.

Many students prefer to study their course without coming into class on a regular basis. This is commonly referred to as distance learning but can also be called external, online, blended or flexible learning. These terms are very similar and generally mean that:

  • There is little or no attendance on campus
  • Most learning materials are accessed through a website portal
  • Students view a range of lectures and webinars
  • Students will still have access to support via email and phone
  • Many students still attend tutorials for additional assistance

There are many reasons why students choose to study by distance:

  • Classes are not held in the local area
  • Work commitments
  • Family commitments
  • Health reasons
  • A want of more flexible study times
  • Time poor for various reasons
  • Previous experience meaning classes cover existing knowledge
  • Alternative study programs or pathways
  • Regular travel or hospital stays

All courses have a workplace component regardless of the mode selected. Placement is generally completed in your local area.

Even though students are not attending classes, they are still able to access support services including:

  • Email and phone support
  • Booking one on one tutoring
  • Attending regularly held workshops
  • Attending some classes (subject to available places)
  • Orientation and engagement sessions early and throughout the course

The online portal is a structured learning pathway. This means that students work though activities and assessments in a structured manner. This structure is easy to follow and explained step by step. Each topic has instructions on how to complete that particular topic. Resources in the portal generally include:

  • Learner guides for each topic
  • Power point presentations
  • Links to YouTube videos and websites
  • Additional readings
  • Toolboxes with videos and a range of activities
  • Practice activities
  • Free short courses such as work skills, literacy skills and Microsoft Office
  • Assessments and assessment tips and guides
  • Webinars and lectures produced by your trainers
Class based learning

Class based learning is a popular study mode and is great for students who have not studied for a long period of time, who live closer to the training location or who simply enjoy being in class. We always recommend enrolling in a class based mode where possible as students who attend classes are typically more successful.

In today’s busy and demanding world, adult learners are looking for more flexible ways to gain qualifications, increase their job prospects and improve their earning potential. Gone are the days where students can afford to spend 20 or 30 hours per week in a classroom. Advances in technology now allows students to access high quality and engaging resources in their own home.

Flexible learning (also called blended learning) is a combination of class and distance and is where a student attends some online learning and some class based learning. Class based learning with FTTA involves the following:

  • Attend a set number of classes or workshops
  • Complete set homework activities and assessments between classes
  • Attend tutorials as needed and recommended by your trainer
  • Complete the workplace learning component
  • Regularly access resources and learning materials in the online portal
  • keep in contact with trainers via email, phone, individual meetings/tutorials or during class

Students enjoy the social aspect of class based learning: swapping stories, talking about the course and helping each other along the way. Many students make new friends and study together outside of class time. There are many reasons why students choose a flexible class based study mode:

  • Attending full time is not possible
  • Work commitments
  • Family commitments
  • Health reasons
  • A need for more flexible study times
  • Time poor for various reasons
  • Previous experience meaning extensive class time is not an efficient use of time
  • Enrolled in other education programs
  • Regular travel
  • Time spent in hospital

The online portal is a structured learning pathway. This means that students work though activities and assessments in a structured manner as directed by their trainer. This structure is easy to follow and explained step by step. Each topic has instructions on how to complete that particular topic. Resources in the portal generally include:

  • Learner guides for each topic
  • Power point presentations
  • Links to YouTube videos and websites
  • Additional readings
  • Toolboxes with videos and a range of activities
  • Practice activities
  • Free short courses such as work skills, literacy skills and Microsoft Office
  • Assessments and assessment tips and guides
  • Webinars and lectures produced by your trainers
  • Students view a range of lectures and webinars
Recognition of Prior Learning

RPL or Recognition of Prior Learning is a way for students to have their existing skills and knowledge recognised. RPL is generally quicker, easier and cheaper. Generally this means that there is no training involved – students go straight to demonstrating competence and are not ‘taught’ anything by the assessor.

For example, Sarah has worked as an education assistant for 6 years and enrols in the CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support. Sarah is a good candidate for RPL as she probably already knows everything from the course due to her previous experience and training. The time to complete RPL can vary and is generally completed over a period of time (a few hours per week for example).

As part of your RPL program, your assessor will need to collect evidence showing that you are competent (we can’t just read a resume and hand out a certificate). Your assessor will need to speak to one or more supervisors or colleagues as well as ask them to complete a Third Party Report.

National Recognition

Only RTOs registered with a relevant state or federal regulator can market, deliver, assess and issue Nationally Recognised Qualifications. As a Registered Training Organisation FTTA must ensure that:

  • Assessments, resources and leaning materials are of a high standard and suit the needs of learners
  • Trainers and assessor hold relevant qualifications and their industry skills and knowledge is current
  • All aspects of FTTA's operations are regularly evaluated, examined and continually improved
  • Industry consultation takes place regularly to ensure courses meet the needs of the workforce
  • Students are informed of all costs and all relevant information is provided before training or assessment begins
  • We do not accept more than $1500 upfront to protect student fees paid in advance
  • Marketing activities including information provided on our website are carried out in an ethical manner
  • An appropriate level of support is offered to all students by suitable trainers


Employer and Student Survey Report

Each year a sample of students complete a survey about their educational experiences with FTTA. The results show the average score of students who tick against options such as disagree, agree and strongly agree. A score of 80 or more generally indicates that most students choose "strongly agree" for that section. View FTTA's latest student and employer report by clicking here.

Audit history

Most recent VET Quality Framework audit information can be accessed by clicking here.



Allocated trainer

Since the beginning, Fast Track Training Australia has strived to offer support at a level second to none.

 

At FTTA our students always come first.

 

Each student is allocated a trainer who can help with everything from administration issues to your work placement and also academic questions.

 

Students can contact their trainer by email and phone throughout the course and as often as needed. We don’t expect you to go at it alone.

 

Distance students can even request to attend classes. FTTA trainers often arrive early and stay after class for students who need extra help.

 

FTTA are one of the few organisations that offer students in-house designed training materials. Our world class resources are developed by our curriculum development team. We don't just hand you a pile of boring academic books! This is one reason why our success rate is so high.



Online portal

All students are supplied with free and unlimited access to our world-class ultra-modern online portal. Students can access their portal from any location where there is an internet connection and from most devices. The portal includes the following features and new features are added regularly:

  • Online webinars
  • Online lectures
  • Online videos
  • Learner guides in PDF
  • Additional readings
  • Simulated workplaces
  • Online assessment submission for fast marking
  • Free short courses with certificates
  • Resume builder
  • Other features

The simulated workplace has been created by FTTA's in-house development team specifically for FTTA students. Each course has a simulated workplace including policies, procedures, pictures, interviews, videos, scenarios, advertising materials, financials and statistics and a range of other resources to help you through your course.


Workplace simulations


FTTA’s world class online learning portal is further enhanced by the addition of modern workplace simulations.

The simulated workplaces have been created by FTTA's in-house development team specifically for FTTA students. Each course has a simulated workplace including policies, procedures, pictures, interviews, videos, scenarios, advertising materials, statistics and a range of other resources to help you through your course.

The simulated workplaces are a great way to immerse yourself in your new industry without actually being there. This helps prepare you for when you step into the real world and also provides a range of interactive and engaging materials that help with the assessments. It also gives students the opportunity to visit multiple workplaces.

Virtual Reality (VR)



Coming soon...

FTTA are at the cutting edge of technology for the education sector and are probably the first provider (at least as far as we know) in Australia to develop VR technology specifically for the education sector. Pushing the boundaries of what current technology can do and developing new and innovative solutions. One of our newest programs is developing virtual reality (or VR for short) to help students learn and practice their skills in a safe, guided and simulated learning environment. Watch this space for exciting things to come!



Meet our engagement officers

FTTA are one of the few organisations who employ engagement officers. They are experienced and professional trainers who dedicate time to assisting students to complete their course.

Students will often seek the assistance of their engagement officer when they have fallen behind, need additional support or for a range of other reasons. The Engagement officer can meet with students individually, in pairs, small groups and will offer over the phone support. This gives students the opportunity to work on assessments and ask questions in a supportive, safe and confidential manner.

Since the inception of the Engagement Officer program, course completions have increased and the number of students withdrawing from courses have decreased. The program has particularly advantaged distance students, ESL (English as a Second Language) students, and students who have additional needs due to a disability or disorder. Students who have gaps in their study routine can also work closely with the Engagement Officer.

FAQ Top 5
What support do you offer students?

FTTA trainers offer exceptional support to all students. All students can email trainers at any time. Students can also call their trainers directly to discuss issues and ask questions or even pop in for a chat. With a graduation rate of well over 80%, FTTA's support is exceptional and gets results.

How do distance courses work?

Distance students complete the same learning activities and assessments as class based students including viewing class lectures. You will be allocated a trainer who is there to guide and support you all the way. Each module comes with videos, activities and assessments. Once you have completed each module, your assessor will mark you work and provide you with feedback.

What are the activities or assessments like?

There are no exams, essays or tests. Most assessments are short answer or activity based. Some courses have projects such as posters, portfolios and other hands-on activities. Rarely do students fail or not complete a course unless they decide to withdraw.

I haven’t studied for a long time and feel apprehensive. Do you think I will be okay?

The majority of students who enrol, haven’t been in a classroom or studied for years. Our trainers are experienced and skilled practitioners who are there to help you every step of the way. We specialise in providing training and assessment services to busy adult learners. The average student age is 37 - so we understand the pressures and stresses that come with studying and learning later in life.

How long does it take to complete a course?

Student are allocated a set time to complete their course, however most students finish in a shorter period of time. It all depends on life experience, training, study time per week etc. Most of our students have experience with caring roles (such as children) and lots of life and work experience. These transferrable skills and experiences provide a solid basis for adult learners to begin a new career.

 

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