My exprience at FTTA was fantastic and so informative. It was very entertaining and it was a pleasure coming to class.
A very informative and educational course. Great support from the trainers. Thanking you.
The support we received from our trainer was invaluable.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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:
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 are many reasons why students choose to study by distance:
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:
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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, financials and 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.
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!
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.
FTTA trainers offer exceptional support to all students. All students can email trainers at any time. Students can also call the office to discuss issues and questions or pop in for a chat. With a graduation rate of well over 80%, FTTA's support is exceptional and gets results.
Distance students complete the same learning activities and assessments as class based students. Once enrolled, we send you the course resources or you are given online access. You are 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 send it in to be marked.
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.
The majority of students who enrol haven’t been in a classroom for years. Our trainers are experienced and skilled practitioners who are there to help you every step of the way. The average age of an FTTA student is 36 so we understand the pressures and commitments of adult learners.
Student have up to 18 months to complete their qualification however most students complete their course in a shorter period of time. It all depends on life experience, training, study per week etc. Most of our students have experience with caring roles (such as children) and lots of life experience (even in other industries) so they may complete the program easier and quicker.