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Ready to enrol

Once you have decided on your course, all you have to do is click on the enrol button at the top of the website.

Register for an intake

This will take you to our simple pre enrolment form ( registration form)

The information you provide will allow you to choose the course, study mode, starting time, and it will also allow us to assess if you are eligible of tuition fee subsidies under the Queensland Government tuition subsidy scheme and allow us to determine your course fees.

Discuss your options

Once we confirm your tuition fees, a student admissions team member will get in touch via phone and email to notify you with the outcome, discuss your payment amounts and options and go through any queries you may have. We will send you an invoice, a training plan and bunch of other forms, and request that you complete sign and return the completed documentations alongside 2 forms of ID at least 72 hours before the course start date.

As some students find it hard to complete this step we always welcome interested candidates to visit our offices, or scheduled induction days where our friendly team can Further assist you with filling the documents, and process the payment.

Make a Payment

Once we have confirmed that all your documentations are received, you will be required to make a payment this will be your student contribution fees if you are a funded student, or as per the agreed upon payment plan for full fee students

Enrolment confirmation

You will receive a welcome email the day of your intake start date. This will include your login details to access the online platform, how to get started, and links to other resources and platforms you may need for your course, You’ll also be able to access the course on the intake start date.

Upon receiving your login details, you are required to activate your account; this will achieve a commenced status. Your access will expire after 14 days if you don’t login, and your status will be deferred.

If you have any issues with your enrolment, please call us on 0731802300 and our student admissions tem will assist you.

Blended

this delivery type is designed to cater to those who want the flexibility but still need classroom based support, Our blended learning courses combine the convenience and accessibility of online learning platform and learning resources, hard copy theory books and workbooks sent to you by mail, monthly group webinars and scheduled e face to face training assistance session in addition to your ability to reach out to your trainer via phone, email and other social media tools, this will allow you to engage freely with your trainer and fellow students in a purpose built environment. And us to support your study journey every step of the way.

Distant

Our Distant learning delivery model is designed for those who have excellent time management skills, constraints around attendance due to location, work of family engagement, yet want to have a serious go at upskilling and improving both professional and personal skills. You will have access to our online platform and learning resources, hard copy theory books and workbooks sent to you by mail, monthly group webinars, opportunity to schedule one on one online mentoring sessions through phone, email and other social media tools. This not only will keep you up to date but also support your progress as we hold your hand through your journey with us.

Classroom

Our classroom based training is designed to cater to those who want to commit and complete the course with direct supervision form the trainer, it means you will be attending classes at an Sherwood Institute of Australia campus. It involves going to a campus for the required contact hours specified each week, and learning in a classroom environment. Classes are made up of tutorials, discussions, group work and other practical activities. Our trainers will mark attendance, so it’s a good idea to attend each and every class. You will still gain access to our online platform and learning resources, hard copy theory books and workbooks , and will be able to schedule one on one online mentoring sessions through phone, email and other social media tools. One of the major benefits of studying on-campus is that it’s very interactive and social. You will have the opportunity to have face-to-face contact with your qualified and industry experienced trainer, and pick their brains if need be. You will also make friends with other students doing the course. You can form study groups, do group presentations, talk about homework and take notes for each other if you miss a class.

Full Fee Students

A variety of payment options are made available to students who are not eligible for funding, and wish to enrol as a fee paying student. Flexible payment plans are available and SIA accepts payments under the following methods:

Online Payment

You can pay you’re the course fee online by clicking the ‘Enrol Now’ button where you can complete your enrolment application form and payment via secure, turn-key, online Paypal payment transactions with the following credit cards: VISA and MasterCard. For

Allow five (5) working days for your payment to be processed and confirmation to be sent.

Payment in Person

You can pay your course fee at SIA’s Head Office by MasterCard, Visa or EFTPOS debit card. Please note, cash is not accepted on any campus.

Our address is

Victoria Address: Sherwood Institute Room 124, Level 1,20 Otter
Street, Collingwood VIC 3066
Queensland Address: Level 2, 8 Clunies Ross Court, Eight Mile
Plains QLD 4113

Payment by Bank Transfer

All payments made by bank transfer must be sent to the below bank details. Please place your invoice number in the description field to ensure that your payment is processed correctly.

Bank details for EFT-deposit
Bank Name: ANZ Banking Group
BSB: 014257
Account Number: 381691094
Account Name: Sherwood Institute of Australia

Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer

The organization recognizes Australian Qualification Framework qualifications and Statements of Attainment which are issued by any other Registered Training Organisation. Students may be entitled to a credit transfer in the following circumstances:

  • Completed units of competency from a relevant National Training Package.

  • Approved units of competency from a National Training Product.

  • Successful RPL application.

Recognized Prior Learning (RPL) &Recognized Current Competence

Learners who have completed appropriate training or who through prior learning and experience have gained the required skills/competencies stipulated for the modules of the course may be granted credit upon substantiation of that claim. Students may make an application on request. The organisation advises all applicants of RPL opportunities and procedures on enrolment. The performance criteria of the course module set the RPL benchmarks. Evidence for credit of prior learning may include:

  • evidence of current competence;

  • performance, demonstration, or skills test;

  • workplace or other pertinent observation;

  • oral presentation;

  • portfolio, logbook, task book, projects or assignments;

  • written presentation;

  • interview;

  • simulations;

RPL is managed by qualified staff. A candidate may receive recognition for all competencies required for the course module or recognition of high standing. High standing recognition indicates that some but not all competencies for the course module have been attained. The benchmarks for RPL are the learning outcomes of the module. Evidence considered for assessment is the Application Form plus a wide range of supporting evidence. Initial assessments are conducted with candidates self-assessing against the learning outcomes of the modules. Assessments are evaluated by the CEO/Director or a panel consisting of a course/subject expert and the CEO/Director. If further evidence is required then this is negotiated with the candidate. The process may take any practical form consistent with the assessment criteria for the claimed competencies and the principles of validity, reliability, fairness and flexibility. It may include a further interview, written assignment, workplace assessment or collection of other material. Assessment must be conducted by a qualified assessor. Please refer to Sherwood Institute of Australia’s RPL policy and Procedure for further information. This policy is available on SIA’s website and a hard copy can be requested from any of our offices.

Further Information in relation to RPL Process: RTO 40526/Sherwood Institute Australia/Student Handbook V4.3/09/2014 9 The RPL applicants are advised promptly of the RPL outcome. If the application is not successful, the reasons are given and unsuccessful applicants are advised of the appeal mechanisms. “Top up” learning options prior to a second assessment will be suggested. “Competent” is recorded on the student’s record if recognition is granted.

Before you start

What Types Of ID Do I Need To Enrol In Programs?

Students wanting to enrol are legally required to provide 2 forms of ID that will verify their:
If you are unable to provide ID to fulfill these requirements, Pharmacists, Bank Managers, and Police Officers are authorised people who can certify your identity

What Should I Do If I Am Under 18?

Students under 18 are legally required to have consent from a parent or guardian prior to starting any program. It is essential that these students complete a signed form prior to the confirmation of their enrolment.

I Am An International Student, Can I Participate With Funding?

No, you will not be eligible under the funding criteria.

What If I Have An Overseas Qualification?

You can access funding as long as you have not had this formally recognized in Australia by the Australian Qualifications framework (AQF) and meet all other criteria.

Job Seekers And Concession Card Holders:

Our courses are approved by Centrelink and are full time courses. Concession places are available for job seekers referred through a Job Services Provider.

While studying

Who Do I Contact If I Need Help?

You can contact your mentor by phone on 1300 855 846 or by email at info@sherwood.edu.au

What Happens If I Miss A Due Date For An Assessment or miss my Class?

If you require an extension for a due date, you must contact the Assessment Centre 48 hours before the due date. If you fail to meet the extension date you will be given a warning and no extensions will be granted from this point. You are allowed a maximum of two extensions, in any given course.

What If I Have An Issue With The Course/Mentor?

You can liaise directly with your mentor/assessor. If you are dissatisfied with the outcome, you may then seek help from a course advisor.
If the issue cannot be resolved it may be escalated to the relevant department manager.