Suitability Self-Assessment

SHARP 5 is committed to informed decision making.  It is not in our students’ interests nor in our own for people to enrol in programs of study that are in any way unsuitable for them.

To ensure that your expectations match our reality, we invite you to consider each of the following questions before deciding to enrol.  It is a short list but an important one.

Please consider each question carefully:

  1. Do you have the ability to work independently, and seek assistance when required?
  2. Do you have any prior study, work experience or employment that is related to this program of study? Are you currently employed in a role that is related to this program of study?
  3. Have you spoken with our staff about any possible barriers that you are aware of that might prevent you from succeeding with this program of study?
  4. For students enrolling in programs with the intention of gaining RPL or upgrading through credit transfer,  have you familiarised yourself with the various unit and program requirements, such as through conversation with a Trainer or through reading of the units of competency available at, to confirm you are likely to meet the requirements?
  5. For RPL, do you have someone who possesses at least the qualification you are seeking to attain and has relevant recent experience who can comment on your knowledge and skills?
  6. Do you have the necessary computer skills and Windows-based IT-resources to participate in the program?
  7. Have you received sufficient information to ensure that you know what your program of study involves, its prerequisites, and how it will be delivered and assessed, including the availability and suitability of Units?
  8. Have you read through each Chapter of the SHARP 5 Student Handbookand in doing so are aware of, among others: your rights and how they will be protected; the training products and support services being offered by SHARP 5 the fees, refunds and related conditions associated with this course; procedures for extending and/or deferring this course; and, the complaints, appeals, anti-discrimination and privacy policies as outlined by SHARP 5?
  9. Are you aware of the practical requirements for your chosen program?
  10. Are you aware of the LLN requirements for your chosen program? (Note: Further details of these are provided below.  If you would like to have your LLN skill levels evaluated prior to commencing, you can indicate that on the enrolment form).

If you have answered “No” to any questions, we require you to speak with us prior to enrolling so that we can be sure that you are enrolling in a program that is suitable to your needs, and advise you if the program is not suitable.  Our phone number is  0749441112

Specific requirements for each of our main program areas are included below.   These are in addition to the items listed above.


TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and it’s related units:

  • A group of at least 8 learners to deliver training to, and not less than 2 individuals with whom to practise and deliver training in the workplace or in a simulated workplace environment.  Not less than one will need to have LLN support needs. If this is to occur outside of your face to face course.
  • Not less than 5 individuals with whom to practise and conduct assessment. If this is to occur outside of your face to face course.
  • Suitably qualified observers (ideally they will hold the TAE40110/TAE40116 Cert IV TAE or higher TAE qualification)  for the observation of you conducting assessment, and either suitably qualified observer/s or video recording facilities for the observation or recording of your delivery of training outside of the face to face classroom environment?
  • Suitable venues in which to conduct the above. If this is to occur outside of your face to face course.
  • Evidence of vocational competency in your proposed teaching and assessing area. Vocational competency is defined as broad industry knowledge and experience, and may include, but is not limited to, holding a relevant unit of competency or qualification.  (For most people, it will simply be a matter of providing a copy of some other qualification, skill set, or statement of attainment.  If you do not possess another qualification, then we would require you to provide a CV that shows your broad industry knowledge and experience, combined with a Position Description and Third Party Report from someone who can attest to your experience.)

ACSF LLN Skills Demands of this Program:

  • Learning: 3
  • Reading: 3/4
  • Writing: 3/4
  • Oral Communication: 3/4
  • Numeracy:  3

All potential students should consult with a Trainer prior to enrolling to ensure that they are aware of the requirements for the units that they wish to enrol in.

Further Information

Clauses 1.13-16 of the Standards for RTOs (2015) make clear the requirements for Trainers/Assessors from 1 July, 2019, which include:

The RTO’s training and assessment:

  1. a) if delivered on or prior to 30 June 2019, is delivered only by persons who have the training and assessment credential specified in Item 1 or Item 2 or Item 3 of Schedule 1.
  2. b) if delivered on or after 1 July 2019, is delivered only by persons who have the training and assessment credential specified in Item 2 or Item 3 of Schedule 1.
  • People intending on enrolling in any program, or single unit, are advised to refer to the Schedule listed above and prior to enrolling satisfy themselves regarding what they need to do (if anything) in order to meet the requirements, and if unsure, then to contact us to gain specific advice based on specific circumstances.
  • People intending to enrol should also satisfy themselves that they have sufficient time to complete the program, and be aware that for programs involving TAELLN411, access to a real vocational learner with LLN support needs is required.

When you have carefully considered the above information and are satisfied that you meet all requirements, we invite you to enrol by contacting us on (07) 4944 1112.