Do you have specific intake dates or start dates?
No. You can enrol and get started anytime.
Are there class minimum number requirements?
No. We are happy to help individuals or groups achieve their educational goals.
How long does the program take?
Programs usually take 12-24 months to complete, depending on the type of qualification and training schedule undertaken by the student. Students study either at home or in allocated study periods, while undertaking their regular studies. As this is a flexible learning program students can complete much sooner if they desire.
How are the courses delivered?
100% Online – Students login to our easy to use eLearning hub and work on the course anywhere, anytime.
What support is offered to students?
All students are assigned a dedicated qualified trainer to provide guidance and a student administration support officer who will do progress check-ins and assist with the learning journey.
What are the minimum entry requirements?
There are no prerequisites or entry requirements for this program, however as these courses rely heavily on communication to learn and undertake assessments, MAT recommends that students have spoken and written English at least to Year 10 level. Students should also have basic computer and word processing skills.
What equipment do students need?
Students will need access to email and a computer with Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent, a good internet connection and run the most updated version of your browser, like Firefox or Chrome.
How much time is needed to complete this program?
We create study plans in conjunction with students and schools to ensure enough time is allocated to successfully complete the course. Students are allocated a subject approximately every 8 weeks. The study load for these units vary between 60-80 hours. In general students can do the exercises and assessments over 3-5 hours per week during term time.
Is there a work placement component?
How can students get practical experience through this course?
Getting practical experience is a lot easier than you’d expect. Here are some ways past students have achieved this: From an existing part-time job (for example hospitality or retail). By participating in projects during class that demonstrate your knowledge and skills. From completing work experience with a local business or government department. By participating in social and life experiences such as organising an event, running a market stall etc.
Do you offer RPL (recognition of prior learning)?
Yes, however we usually find that Year 11 & 12 students haven’t yet completed sufficient study or employment that can be used towards RPL.
Will students receive a certificate?
Yes, every student who successfully completes our courses will receive a Nationally Recognised certificate.
What are the advantages of doing a qualification?
A qualification can help students transition into a variety of fields by:
- Preparing them for employment opportunities or as
- An entry pathway into university
How can students use their qualifications to get into university?
Most universities recognise the skills and knowledge gained through Vocational Education and Training (VET) as a highly effective pathway to university. Admission pathway options can help students improve their selection rank, upgrade to their preferred undergraduate degree or satisfy subject prerequisites. If students are not planning on completing Year 12, universities may have access schemes that can help them gain admission. A completed AQF Diploma undertaken while at school meets the English subject pre-requisite for admission and will allow students to apply for a number of undergraduate degrees with various universities. As a current school student, it’s a good idea to explore the range of admission pathways available and have a back-up plan in case they don’t receive the results required to gain entry to their preferred course.
How can students sign up?
We encourage students to firstly talk to their guidance officer, career counsellor, vocational education coordinator or head of senior schooling about what might be a suitable qualification to pursue. All of our school courses and funding web pages contain links to application and enrolment forms.
Are payment plans available?
Most of our courses offered under this program will be completed funded by the Queensland government to eligible students. However we offer 12 month parent payment plans with weekly or fortnightly repayment options for any courses being paid for as Fee for Service over $550.