Courses and Training


Qualifications are nationally recognised and are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) for VET.

Qualifications are quality assured and recognised as meeting an established industry or community need. Students undertaking qualifications are formally assessed against the competencies outlined in the course. Upon completion of one or more units of a qualification, students will receive a Statement of Attainment and if they successfully undertake all requirements of the course an AQF Certificate will also be awarded.

Certification is issued by SIDE RTO, regardless of who conducts the training. Certification will be issued within 30 days of student’s finishing their studies, providing fees are paid and students have a validated USI.

Students may apply to be assessed for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer if they believe they already meet the required knowledge and performance criteria of any unit(s), gained through previous education, training, work or life experience. For further information, please contact us.

For General, Foundation, or ATAR courses, visit the School of Isolated and Distance Education website.

Accredited Units of Competency

A Unit of Competency, also known as a UoC, is an individual component of a qualification or course.

A UoC specifies the knowledge and skills required by individuals to perform effectively in the workplace. Multiple UoCs make up an accredited qualification. Students can also complete a single UoC as a stand-alone unit which will give a specified outcome if completed successfully.

Accredited Courses

Accredited courses have become recognised as an important short form of training for the modern world of work.

They can have a variety of purposes but mostly are designed to meet licensing or regulatory requirements, or a defined industry need. They usually are composed of one or more units of competency from an accredited training package and as such are also nationally recognised. Eligible participants will receive the appropriate certification upon successfully completing any units.

Non-Accredited Training

Non-Accredited training programs are short courses or presentations that have been designed with a specific purpose in mind.

Although these programs do not lead to a formal qualification or award, they are still structured and provide students with valuable knowledge without the need for a formal assessment to take place. Students will still receive recognition of their participation in non-accredited training.

Our Work Readiness Presentation focuses on employability skills. These are the character traits and interpersonal skills that Australian Employers and industry have identified as being necessary to gain and maintain employment. They are often referred to as ‘soft skills’ and compliment hard skills, which refer to a person’s knowledge and occupational skills.

This presentation is suited to Year 9 and 10 students and provides an overview of the importance of communication, teamwork, time management and other attributes employers expect from work ready employees.