General

What can I expect once I complete my application?

If applying for a full course, we will contact you to organise an Information session to discuss your needs and the course in more detailed, such as course content, outcomes, expectations and workload.

What happens if I miss my class, or several classes?

If you are unable to come to a short course, you will need to contact NIET prior to the course commencement, and we can book you into another course date.

We understand that things might come up at late notice that prevents you from coming to class. By notifying your teacher as soon as possible about not attending, we will be able to support you as best as we can to ensure you complete your qualification.

If several sessions are missed you may be withdrawn from your course as you must maintain 80% attendance.

What if I don't like my course part way through?

If you would not like to continue with your current course, we strongly advise that you inform your trainer as soon as possible in writing. Your teacher will discuss your concerns and why you wish to withdraw and to discuss possible options.

Do I have to find my own practical placement?

NIET assists you in finding appropriate options for your placement. During your first few weeks of class, we will give you the opportunity to locate up to 3 places where you can undertake your placement.

If you are finding the process difficult, or need additional assistance, your teacher will assist you with your placement. Please note you may be required to travel for your placement, and not all local options are always available.

How much homework am I required to do?

All assessments at NIET are open book, and you can discuss the questions with your teacher and other students. It is a requirement that an assessment is completed with each unit which may require you to undertake study at home.

During the Information session, we will discuss the homework requirements for the course.

A note about surveys

Please be advised as a student of NIET, you may receive a NCVER survey and/or an invitation to participate in a Department endorsed project and/or be contacted by the Department for audit and review purposes.

NIET will always welcome feedback both positive and constructive to ensure that we continuously improve and modify our services.

Accreditation

What is accredited training?

An accredited course refers to a single unit of such as Provide First Aid
or full qualifications for example – Certificate IV in Ageing Support. Accredited courses are nationally recognised and a statement of attainment is issued on completion. As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), NIET is registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority to deliver accredited training.

What is non-accredited training?

Non accredited is not nationally accredited, however, may play a vital role in the development of skills. These training programs are generally designed for the purposes of training new skills without having to complete a full course. The term professional development may be used for some non-accredited training such as for:

  • Manual handling
  • Customer service skills
  • Wound management

Fees & Funding

What is government funding and am I eligible?

NIET is able to offer students the opportunity to apply for a subsidised training place. The Skills First program makes training more affordable as the Victorian and Commonwealth subsidise the enrolment fees.

Generally, you are eligible for a government-subsidised training place if you are:

  • An Australian Citizen
  • An Australian Permanent Resident (holder of a permanent visa)
  • A New Zealand citizen

and:

  • Under 20 years of age
  • 20 years or older and upskilling by seeking to enrol in a course at a higher level than your existing qualification

What are the fees?

NIET charges each student tuition, and a resource fee to undertake a qualification course. Depending on your eligibility for funding under the Skills First Program, you may be eligible for a subsidy. The course breakdowns are provided individually in the ‘Course Outline’ for each course, which is available on the website, under the course details.

Contact us today on 9770 1633 to check if you are eligible for subsidised place!

What payment methods are available?

Payment methods include cash, credit card, eftpos or bank transfer.

Payment plans are also available and attract a $50 fee. Payment plans allow the course fee to be paid over the duration of your course. Payments are automatically deducted by weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments. A course deposit of $150 is required however, the remaining fee can be paid by a payment plan.

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