Training Prospects announced on 5 March 2018, a strategic review of operations that will result in a major realignment of its operations as a Registered Training Organisation.
The strategic review will see Training Prospects manage a staged exit from training delivery and assessment across a number of vocational areas including plumbing, engineering, cabinet making, warehousing and electrotechnology between now and 30 June 2018.
A process to transition current students to alternate training options has begun and the following information is to provide you with further information about how these announced changes will affect you.
What is changing at Training Prospects?
Training Prospects will continue training in certificate I & II in construction and certificate III in business as well as providing a range of schools programs and Learner Support Services[i].
SYC has entered a binding agreement to transition a majority of students in many qualifications currently delivered by Training Prospects [ii] to South Australian registered training organisation, PEER, as part of a new Strategic Alliance between the two organisations.
A process to transition current students enrolled in qualifications that are not offered by PEER has also commenced. Affected employees, students and their employers are being notified of the proposed transition.
These activities are occurring in partnership with the relevant Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.
Why has Training Prospects done this?
Training Prospects emphasises that the priority in this transition period is to minimise the impact to students and their host employers as a result of these changes.
This Strategic Review is necessary in the face of unprecedented challenges in the vocational education and training sector. In recent years this sector has seen changes to state funding of training delivery, the realignment of the economy away from entry level positions and, for trades training, increasing capital requirements that mean you need to have a critical mass of enrolments to be commercially viable.
How will Training Prospects assist me as a student?
Training Prospects will assist you during the transition process. You can expect us to:
- Transfer you to a new training provider before we stop delivering your qualification.
- Mark all assessments that were submitted up to the 20 March 2018.
- Help you source an alternative provider for you to consider transferring to if you are enrolled at the time we stop delivering your qualification and want to continue training.
- Issue you with a certificate and record of results if you have completed the requirements of your qualification.
- Issue you with a statement of attainment if you have not completed the requirements of a qualification but have completed one or more units of competency.
How do I continue my training?
VET courses are recognised across Australia. Training Prospects will help you transfer to an alternative provider.
SYC has entered a binding agreement to transition a majority of students in many qualifications currently delivered by Training Prospects to South Australian registered training organisation, PEER, as part of a new Strategic Alliance between the two organisations.
A process to transition current students enrolled in qualifications that are not offered by PEER has also commenced.
Will I receive recognition for the training I have completed?
Credit for completed units
To continue your training with credit for the study you have already completed, you will need to provider your new training provider with a statement of attainment for the units you have completed. Training Prospects will issue a statement of attainment to all students who are part-way through their training at the time we stop delivering your qualification.
Recognition of prior learning
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is a process that assesses your competencies – acquired through past formal and informal learning – to determine if you meet the requirements for a unit of competency. You can use a variety of documentation to apply for RPL. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Records of completed training;
- Assessment items;
- Assessment records;
- Declarations from your employer; and/or
- A copy of your student records.
Each training provider has its own RPL process, so speak to your new training provider for assistance in applying. There is typically a fee attached to an RPL process. These fees are determined by your new training provider.
For more informationTraining Prospects is not closing. You can continue to call us on (08) 8287-2566, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (Adelaide time). You can also ask a question by emailing email@example.com.
[i] Qualifications that SYC intends to retain on its scope of registration are:
- Certificate III in Business
- Certificates I and II in Construction
- Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways
[ii] Qualifications and students in short courses that are to be transferred to PEER are:
- CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing
- UEE20111 Certificate II in Split Air-Conditioning
- UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
- Basic Emergency Life Support
- Electrical Rescue and Resuscitation
- Electrical Tag and Testing
- First Aid
- Safe Working at Heights
- Split Air-Conditioning and Heat Pumps
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