Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS AVAILABLE

Certificate of Completion

This is awarded for successful completion of our shortest courses (ie. 20 hour, self paced study programs), on "specialist" topics. These are akin to doing an intensive weekend course; for professional development. They can be completed in a weekend; or can be taken over a longer period -as long as the student wishes.

Statement of Attainment

This is awarded upon completion of a single, 100 hour module, as "proof of a credit" in that subject. This credit is a substantial qualification in itself, and can be used toward achieving any of the certificates or diplomas listed below.


Proficiency Award (Prof.Awd.)
A proficiency award is a specialist qualification, for people who already have a “foundation” knowledge of a subject; but who wish to undertake limited specialist study in that field. This award allows you to attain a formal qualification without needing to make as much of a commitment as a full certificate.

Requires: 3 modules (combined nominal duration of at least 300 hours).
Plus 200 hours of work experience or industry meetings.

Prerequisites: A reputable certificate or higher qualification; or significant industry experience which demonstrates a foundation knowledge in the subject; or over 21 years of age; or equivalent (contact school for more information).
This qualification is not accredited through the International Accreditation and Recognition Council, though it’s modules can be used as credits toward higher, accredited qualifications

Certificate (Cert.)
This would be generally considered equal to or higher than a trade level qualification.
Requires: 6 modules (combined nominal duration of at least 600 hours)
Prerequisites: Year 10; or 1 year of relevant full time work following year 9; or over 21 years of age; or equivalent (contact school for more information).
This award is accredited through the International Accreditation and Recognition Council.

Advanced Certificate (Adv.Cert.)
This would normally be considered equal to, or higher than a supervisory qualification.
Requires: 8 modules (combined nominal duration of at least 800 hours)
Plus 100 hours of work experience or industry meetings

Prerequisites: Year 11; or 1 year of relevant full time work following year 10; or a reputable certificate; or over 21 years of age; or equivalent (contact school for more information)
This qualification is accredited through the International Accreditation and Recognition Council.

Associate Diploma (Assoc.Dip.)
This would normally be considered appropriate training for lower levels of management or technician training.
Requires: 14 modules (combined nominal duration of at least 1400 hours)
Normally including Research Project I
Plus 100 hours of work experience or industry meetings
Prerequisites: Year 12, or 1 year of full time work following year 11; or a reputable certificate; or over 21 years of age; or equivalent (contact school for more information).
This qualification is accredited through the International Accreditation and Recognition Council.

Diploma (Dip.)
This would normally be considered a management or professional qualification.
Requires: 20 modules (combined nominal duration of at least 2000 hours)
Normally including Research Project I and II
Plus 100 hours of work experience or industry meetings

Prerequisites: Year 12; or a reputable certificate; or over 21 years of age; or equivalent (contact school for more information)
This qualification is accredited through the International Accreditation and Recognition Council.

Advanced Diploma (Adv.Dip.)
This may in some situations be considered similar to a foundation degree or associate degree.
Requires: 24 modules (combined nominal duration of at least 2400 hours)
Normally including Research Projects I, II and III
Plus 100 hours of work experience or industry meetings
Prerequisites: Year 12; or a reputable certificate (of 600 hrs); or over 21 years of age; or equivalent (contact school for more information)
This qualification is accredited through the International Accreditation and Recognition Council.