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Ten steps to your qualification

1. Training information
Read the information about Public Service Training from this website.

2. Eligibility
Check your eligibility to participate in the Core Certified Agreement training. (Cleaners, teacher aides and teachers are not covered by this certified agreement.)

3. Choice of qualification
Check for relevant qualifications. Discuss your ideas with your supervisor, and with the relevant Registered Training Organisation (RTO) eg TAFE.

4. Cost and payment
Indiividual RTOs will provide a different range of services, so check carefully the modes of delivery offered (e.g. online, face to face, print-based or combination of these) and the services available (e.g. tutorial support, assessment, learning materials).

You are advised to undertake, and pay for, no more than two units at a time. Discuss payment for the course with your supervisor in your Developing Performance conversations.

5. Enrolment
Access and complete relevant enrolment forms from the RTO. The enrolment form must be signed by both you and your Supervisor.

To register your study on the system, complete an Advice of Qualifications Completed or Currently Being Undertaken Form (DETE employees only) (available on One Portal) and send to your pay office.

6. Recognotion of prior learning (RPL)
For each unit in which you enrol, consider whether you already have the required knowledge and skills, and can produce recent evidence. Check each performance criteria in the unit of competency and discuss the possibility of RPL with your RTO.

7. Training plan
A training plan will be developed with you (and your supervisor if required) by the RTO facilitator. The training plan outlines the units of competency and estimated timeframes to complete your selected units/qualification.

8. Learning support
Work through the learning materials with support where needed, from your supervisor and your RTO Facilitator (the RTO will provide contact details for your facilitator).

9. Assessment
Be clear about the assessment requirements before you begin a unit. Clarify with your facilitator if in doubt.

10. Certification
You will receive a Statement of Attainment for each unit of competency successfully completed. When you have completed all necessary units of competency you will receive your qualification (eg. Cert IV in Govt). Complete the Advice of Qualifications Completed or Currently Being Undertaken form.

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