What are ‘prerequisites’ and ‘licensing’ requirements?
Pre-requisites and licensing requirements (also referred to as ‘entry requirements’) are requirements that must be held prior to starting a qualification. There are two examples provided below which shows entry requirements.
What are qualification rules?
Each qualification within a training package has been designed to align with industry standards at a particular performance level. Careful consideration is given to grouping competencies in a training package which have similar meaning and purpose related to work functions.
The qualification rules provide information about any guidelines or restrictions which might apply to the way that you group individual competencies from a training package into a course or learning program. Qualification rules also determine how many and which units must be completed for a qualification. For example some qualifications may be made up of core units only while others are made up of core units and elective units.
What are core and elective units?
Core units are units which are compulsory to complete as part of the qualification. Elective units are units which can be chosen by the client, student or an RTO; however, they must be chosen in line with the qualification rules and in keeping with the learning ideals or requirements of the learning program, for example – enrolling in Cert IV TAE – http://www.advantagetraining.com.au/certificate-iv-training-and-assessment-tae-tae40110/ a student has to complete 7 core units and 2 elective of his/her choice.
Using the qualification Nathan is considering for Shari and her staff as an example, let us look at the qualification rules:
if you were determining if this was the correct qualification for your client, you need to read through the qualification rules, look at all the units (both core and the choice of electives) and consider if these meet the learning program requirements and the individual needs of your learners.
You also need to consider if your learners conduct work and tasks in their workplace which align with the relevant competencies from the units contained within the qualification you have selected.
Shari’s initial reason for training was for ‘time management’ training. If you look through the elective units there are a number which address this requirement, these include:
- BSBADM307B Organise schedules
- BSBINM301A Organise workplace information
- BSBWOR301B Organise personal work priorities and development
Finding qualification notes
It is important to familiarise yourself with locating qualification notes via the TGA website ( https://www.tga.gov.au/ )