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This is certainly one of the most common questions and I wish I had a nice simple answer for it! Here are some common timeframes that people take to complete the course.
One of the main reasons there isn’t a simple answer is because we have such an individualised approach to this course. We take the time to determine your experience, background, time commitment and a range of other factors to help determine your indicative time frame for completion when you enrol. It usually takes a good 30 minute phone call to arrive at a figure. We want you to make the most of your experience to ensure you don’t spend unnecessary time on things you don’t need (and more time developing skills that will actually be useful in getting through the course quicker!)
The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) guides us on volume of learning. It describes how long a student would take to develop all the required skills and knowledge and be assessed on those, if they had no prior knowledge. Visit this link for more info.
Most people are surprised to discover that the AQF states the volume of learning for a Certificate IV qualification is 6 months to 2 years (or 600 – 2400 hours).
There are of course allowances for shorter course durations for more experienced cohorts. We find many of our clients for example, already have significant experience in teaching and training. For experienced people we tailor a learning plan that allows them to not spend time learning things that they can already do. Subsequently they take less time than the AQF suggests.
Being a truly effective and competent trainer can be a bit like juggling and riding a unicycle. Those with years of experience make it look easy and breeze through that part of the course. Those with no experience can take many hours to ‘get the hang of’ being in front of a group and helping a diverse group of human beings achieve their own learning objectives.
Here’s a rough break down of how long the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment might take someone. I’ve allowed for clustering and efficiencies found where there’s skills and knowledge that are common between units when doing the whole qualification.
There’s no way of predicting precisely how long someone will take so it’s easier to speak from experience, and give a few generalised examples to help you get an idea.
The image below indicates the number of hours for five different people. Someone with:
Note: someone who gets RPL for almost the whole qualification would take only an hour or so per unit to prepare their evidence.
If you want to experiment with the numbers you can download the spreadsheet here which includes all the calculations ready to go. Just manipulate the figures to get a better understanding of how long it might take you.
You may also want to read about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) here if you have significant experience.
This is just a guide. Remember we are working with human beings and we are all different. There are so many factors that influence how long someone might take to do a course. Common things that result in people taking longer to do a course are:
People are often surprised that they might complete sooner for reasons such as:
This is why we believe it is better to choose a provider who genuinely cares about your needs and helping you personally through the course, each step of the way. Life is too short to waste time doing courses with providers who don’t care about recognising your experience, flexibility, and personal 1-on-1 support.
Are you interested in working with a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment provider who genuinely wants you to graduate?
Watch this video and learn more about how Accellier Education helped Fireground Leadership and Training with their Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualifications.
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Learn more about Kevin and Rick’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) story in the BSBSS00090 Auditing Skill Set Auditing Skill Set, including info on the BSB51615 Diploma of Quality Auditing.RPL for the BSB51615 Diploma of Quality Auditing or Skill Set