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01. Are there Entry Requirements for any of the OHS/WHS courses?Answer was helpful

Yes. Only for the Diploma of WHS and Advanced Diploma of WHS.

Diploma of WHS: To gain entry and to be successful at obtaining the Diploma of Work Health and Safety, you will need to have:

Advanced Diploma of WHS: To gain entry and to be successful at obtaining the Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety, you will need:

  • to be working in a current WHS/OHS dedicated role
  • to have at least 3-5 years’ experience in a dedicated WHS/OHS role
  • to have the ability to provide work evidence and evidence must be verifiable by a credible third party.
02. What’s the difference between WHS Certificate IV and Diploma?Answer was helpful

Certificate IV is aimed to reflect the role of an OHS coordinator or OHS officer. The qualification would suit an OHS officer who may provide leadership and guidance to others and works under the supervision of an OHS coordinator or OHS manager.
Diploma in OHS is aimed to reflect the role of an OHS Manager or Senior Officer. This qualification would suit OHS managers who are responsible for planning and evaluating the work of others with safety responsibilities.

03. I live in QLD/WA/VIC/NSW/NT/SA/TAS, is this WHS course going to apply to my state?Answer was helpful

Absolutely. This is a nationally recognised course. Your assessment activities will ask you to investigate your individual situation within your own state.

04. I’m not employed. Is this going to be a problem?Answer was helpful

It is highly desirable that you have access to a real workplace environment, however work health and safety applies to all industries and workplaces. You can base your assessments on a simulated company or if you are involved in a community group, you can base your tasks on that situation.

05. I have some experience/training in OHS, can I seek recognition assessment?Answer was helpful

Yes, you can seek recognition assessment. Simply ask your course coordinator for the recognition assessment package. The course recognition assessment package is designed to take you step-by-step through the requirements for applying for recognition assessment.

06. Are there Entry Requirements for any of the HR courses?Answer was helpful

Only for the Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources). To gain entry and to be successful at obtaining the Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources) you will need:

  • to be working in a current dedicated role as a HR manager
  • to have at least 3-5 years’ experience in a dedicated human resources management role
  • to have the ability to provide work evidence and evidence must be verifiable by a credible third party.
07. By enrolling in any of these courses will I be able to audit other companies?Answer was helpful

Quality Auditing is a discipline that is practised in many different industries. The discipline requires the same skills across a wide range of industries.
These skills are mandatory for success within quality management systems within any industry. All of these skills are addressed throughout the Diploma of Quality Auditing courses. ISO 9001 is the generic standard for Quality Management Systems. In other words, this standard ‘ fits ’ most industries. There are indeed some QMS standards that are specific to an industry, such as TS/ISO 16949.

TS/ISO 16949 requires that organisations audit all processes annually as a minimum, whereas ISO 9001 doesn’t actually stipulate any time frames for audits, rather, the organisation will make the decision of the frequency based on their needs and risks. Regardless of the industry specific QMS standard you may be involved with, the skills that you will gain through this course will provide you with the skills to address any of the QMS standards.

08. Will I be able to audit other companies?Answer was helpful

There are 3 main levels of auditing – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Party Audits.

1st Party Audits are audits you would perform within your own organisation – also called Internal Audits. The Certificate IV includes a module for participating in audits (BSBAUD402B Participate in a quality audit), which means internal audits. By successfully completing the Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (with Quality Focused Electives) you will be able to perform 1st party or internal audits.

2nd Party Audits are audits you would perform within your suppliers. Many organisations will require that supplier auditors have had some extensive experience in auditing, however the internal audit module (BSBAUD402B Participate in a quality audit) should be sufficient. However, if you were planning to secure a position within a procurement department with the responsibility of auditing suppliers for tender purposes, you would be expected to have completed the Lead Auditor modules, which we offer as part of the Diploma of Quality Auditing.

3rd Party Audits (otherwise called external audits) are typically when a Certification Agency or Body are performing an audit to assess organisation’s compliance with a standard or criteria for the purpose of the organisation obtaining a certificate or governing approval for any particular reason. The Lead Auditor modules are the first step toward a career in 3rd party auditing, you would then progress to apply for certification with an agency to conduct the 3rd Party Audits e.g. RABQSA. The Diploma of Quality Auditing will give you the foundation skills needed to perform 3rd Party Audits.

09. Are there Entry Requirements for any of the TAE courses?Answer was helpful

Note: TAE40110 and TAE50111 are no longer available at LMIT.

Only for the Diploma of VET. To gain entry and to be successful at obtaining the Diploma of VET you will need:

  • to be working in a position where training and assessing tasks make up a reasonable part of your workload
  • to have completed the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (highly recommended)
  • have at least 3-5 years’ experience working within a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
  • have the ability to provide work samples and evidence must be verifiable by a credible third party.
10. What is the difference between the old BSZ40198 Qualification and the TAE40110 Qualification?Answer was helpful

Note: TAE40110 is no longer available at LMIT.

The previous BSZ40198 course contained EIGHT (8) units that concentrated on training, assessment and review. The TAE40110 qualification contains TEN (10) units and includes the new units about vocational education and training, how to use training packages and the units are clustered into THREE (3) sections: design, deliver and assessment.

In order to complete the Bridging course, students need to complete assessment activities indicated by the assessor, depending on industry experience (refer to table on page 10 that outlines possible units that need to be completed) as well as the elective units they have completed in their BSZ40198 Qualification.

11. What is the difference between the TAA40104 Qualification and the TAE40110 Qualification?Answer was helpful

Note: TAE40110 and TAE50111 are no longer available at LMIT.

The biggest difference between the two qualifications is that the group of ‘learning environment’ units has been removed from the TAA40104 suite with the relevant elements, range statements, required skills and knowledge, and critical aspects of evidence included into a number of the other units in the TAE40110.

12. Can I finish faster?Answer was helpful

Yes. LMIT has designed the course to ensure that you are provided sufficient learning opportunities over a number of sessions to prepare you for assessment. You may, complete your course earlier by attempting the assessments before the scheduled program. Please contact your trainer if you wish to attempt to complete the course earlier than the scheduled time period as they can give you access to pre-recorded sessions.

13. What is involved in the recognition assessment process?Answer was helpful

The recognition assessment process involves the following:

  1. Request for information
  2. Pre–assessment
  3. Work application and portfolio completion
  4. Verbal assessment interview and third party verification
  5. Post-assessment guidance
  6. Certification
  7. Feedback
14. Are there Entry Requirements for any of the Management courses?Answer was helpful

Only for the Advanced Diploma of Management. To gain entry and to be successful at obtaining the Advanced Diploma of Management you will need:

  • to be working in a current dedicated role as a manager
  • to have at least 3-5 years’ Experience in a dedicated management role
  • to have the ability to provide work evidence and evidence must be verifiable by a credible third party.
15. What’s the difference between the project management certificate IV and diploma?Answer was helpful

Certificate IV is aimed to reflect the role of a project team member or project coordinator. This qualification will take you through the skills and knowledge required to become an effective member of a project team and you will learn the fundamental concepts relating to successful project management.

Diploma is aimed to reflect the role of a Project Manager/Leader or Project Facilitator. This qualification will take you through the skills and knowledge to manage projects from planning, implementing, monitoring and reviewing them. You will also learn how to manage the work of a team and generate maximum team performance.

16. What benefits will I receive if the course is endorsed by Australian Institute of Project Management?Answer was helpful

Being an endorsed course provider by the AIPM means you can become a Student Member of AIPM for the duration of your course and once you complete your Project Management course with us, you qualify to become an Associate Member of AIPM where you will automatically gain the Certified Practising Project Practitioner (CPPP) certification. Visit the AIPM website for find out more.

17. What is ISO 9001?Answer was helpful

Governed by the International Standards Organisation, ISO 9001 is the standard that sets out the requirements for a Quality Management System. An organisation is required to comply with ISO 9001 Quality Management System in order to achieve Certification.

18. If I complete the Diploma of Quality Auditing will my company be ISO 9001certified?Answer was helpful

The Diploma of Quality Auditing provides students with the skills and knowledge to implement the quality system within a company that intends to meet the requirements of ISO 9001. Obtaining ISO 9001 Certification for a company requires implementing a quality system that meets certain requirements. Once these requirements have been met, the company can call upon a Certification Agency or Body to audit their system (Third Party Audits). If the company’s quality system meets all the requirements then they will be awarded with the ISO 9001 Certification. On average, a company would normally take 12 months to obtain ISO 9001 Certification, depending upon the amount of work involved to implement their quality system.

19. Why would an organisation want to achieve ISO 9001 Certification?Answer was helpful

In many industries today, such as mining, pharmaceutical, health, automotive manufacturing, aerospace and many more, it is a pre-requisite for customers or government bodies to do business with organisations that are Certified. Maintaining ISO 9001 Certification provides potential customers with the confidence that their organisation manages it systems to minimise or eliminate any business problems. Many organisations seek and maintain ISO 9001 Certification as it provides a ‘yard-stick’ to ensure their systems are effective and encouraging continual business performance improvement.

20. What is Recognition Assessment?Answer was helpful

Recognition Assessment is a new term that incorporates both prior learning and experience. Previously, this process was known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Recognition Assessment means that no learner should have to undertake a unit of competency in a qualification which they are already able to demonstrate satisfactory achievement of the performance criteria. In the Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources), every unit of competency has a set of elements and associated performance criteria which must be achieved before you will be deemed competent in a particular unit.

If you can show you have already fulfilled the assessment criteria for one or more units of competency, you will not be required to complete formal training for the unit. If you cannot provide evidence that addresses the assessment criteria for one or more units of competency, you will be given the opportunity to provide further evidence for any gap/s OR you will be advised of training and development options if applicable.

21. How can I enrol?Answer was helpful

We are currently making some improvements to our online enrolment form. So, if you’re keen to started and ready to enrol, call us on 1800 819 651 .

22. What is the process once I have enrolled?Answer was helpful

Once we have received a signed copy of your enrolment form and payment has been processed, you will receive a welcome email with log in details to access your course.

Following this, you will view a welcome email from your trainer via the online learning platform with additional tips for your course along with your trainer’s contact details and other information.

23. How long will it take me to complete the course?Answer was helpful

All our courses are self-paced. You will have 12 months from your enrolment date to complete your qualification.

To complete the Certificate IV within 12 months, it is recommended that 8 to 10 hours per week be scheduled for study and assignments. Students can self assess their pace by setting a target of completing one unit per month.

  • 12 months = 8-10 hours per week/1 unit per month.

To complete the Diploma within 12 months, it is recommended that 8 to 10 hours per week be scheduled for study and assignments. Students can self assess their pace by setting a target of completing one unit per month.

  • 12 months = 8-10 hours per week/1 unit per month.
24. Will I be able to access any support?Answer was helpful

Yes, you can phone or email us, use the live chat option on the student portal and join Student Forums. Joining Student Forums you keep up to date with course related information, industry news and important announcements. Plus, the ability to post questions or find answers to questions you may have, it’s a great way to interact with your trainers, LMIT staff and other students.

25. Where can I access LMIT’s Student Policies and Procedures?Answer was helpful

Our policies and procedures including assessment, RPL, appeals and service delivery standards can be found in the Student Handbook or by calling 1800 819 651 or by emailing studentsupport@linemanagement.com.au.

26. What is ‘third party verification’?Answer was helpful

As our courses are offered online, there are many occasions where you will have to obtain Third Party Verification of your skills obtained. In each of these cases, we provide the form that is required to be completed and signed by a Manager or Supervisor in your workplace. If you are ever unsure of the volume of work with your essays or projects, simply send what you have done to your trainer. The trainer will provide feedback if more is required.

27. How will I be assessed?Answer was helpful

When you submit your assessment, your assessor will look at your assessment answer and based on your responses, will mark you‘Satisfactory’ (S) if the assessor is satisfied that your answer addresses the competency outcome for the specific assessment activity or‘Unsatisfactory’ (US) if you have not addressed the performance outcomes. Once you have completed all the assessment activities, you will be marked ‘Competent’ (C) or ‘Not Yet Competent’ (NYC). In the case of NYC, it does not mean that you have failed the unit, it only means that you need to review your answer and re-submit the specific question, based on the feedback and guidance your assessor has provided you with. You have as many chances to re-submit until you are marked ‘Competent’ for a specific unit.

28. Can I print the course material?Answer was helpful

Unfortunately you cannot print course material. However, if you would like the print version of your course material, please call us and we can organise this for you at a small fee.

29. Can I use my iPad or iPhone to view the content?Answer was helpful

You bet. Our courses work on every device.

32. What are the assessments like?Answer was helpful

There are various assessment requirements throughout each course depending upon the context of each unit. In most cases you will be required to submit assignments that demonstrate your knowledge and competency. The assignments may consist of case studies and question and answers or they may require you to complete workplace projects.

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