Target Participants

ACTA Group key participant target group for this course are existing employees in surface extraction operations roles.

Participants must be employed in a role allowing relevant project work to be completed, and study via a workplace supported pathway. Participants may undertake the course via traineeship arrangements.

Participants must be employed in a role allowing relevant project work to be completed, and study via a workplace supported pathway. Participants may undertake the course via traineeship arrangements.

Course Duration

The standard course duration is 6 months.

For employees on traineeship arrangements the following jurisdictional durations apply:

State Traineeship Durations
QLD 12 months for full-time employees

18 months for part-time employees

Participants may complete the program earlier than these timelines through achievement of RPL or credit transfer. Please refer to the ACTA Group Student Handbook for further information.

Course Entry Requirements

Nil mandatory requirements.

ACTA Group Course Admission Requirements

Participants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Have completed Year 10 in the Australian school system or equivalent;
  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to ASCF Level 2; and
  • Be employed in a surface extraction operations roles role allowing relevant construction work to be completed, and study via a workplace supported pathway.

Participant Identification Requirements

Minimum identification requirements must be met prior to enrolment:

  • Provision of the participant’s Unique Student Identifier (USI); and
  • Provision of Australian legal photo identification for assessment purposes.

Employment Pathways

Employment pathways for this course include:

  • Labourers.
  • Machinery Operators and Drivers.
  • Technicians.

Credit Arrangements

There are no fixed credit agreements in place with any other institution for participants completing this qualification.

Course Organisation & Delivery Modes

While a recommended Course Schedule is provided (Refer Appendix One), the course units of competency can be studied in any order, with exact program schedules negotiated with participants and documented in the Training Plan. ACTA Group personnel recommend a study pathway providing a logical program structure for participants undertaking learning and assessment tasks.

The delivery model with an ACTA Group personnel mentor facilitates the opportunity to negotiate program structures with participants, utilising ACTA Group Training Plan. This negotiated pathway allows participants to align the learning program to their individual and organisational needs.

RPL / Credit Transfer

ACTA Group’s Participant Advice and Selection Policy outlines in detail a process to be followed for granting Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer. This is supported with RPL Resources available for all course units.

Participants must apply for RPL or Credit Transfer prior to or immediately after formal enrolment but prior to the commencement of the delivery of the units. Any RPL’s granted must be accepted and signed off by the participant.

Schedule and Sequencing

The course is available for open enrolment throughout the year.

Delivery Arrangements

The delivery environment is a real workplace. Through course delivery, all participants operate in a workplace environment involving civil construction work.

Course delivery including mentoring activities typically occurs during weekdays and standard working hours. Weekend or out of standard hours’ sessions may however be negotiated on a client by client basis.

The delivery approaches used are self-directed study with one-to-one coaching/mentoring support, with ACTA Group personnel undertaking the mentoring role in conjunction with the participant’s workplace supervisor. It is noted that primary training activities are undertaken by the workplace supervisor in cases where the participant is engaged in traineeship arrangements.

As the learning topics are a mix of theory and practical content, this approach is most suitable to provide the individual, customised program required for participants.

These flexible delivery options are offered to participants, recognising the fact that the target group for the delivery of this course is employed participants. Flexible delivery options include the use of blended and/or self-paced materials to allow participants the flexibility to complete their skill gap learning where they have other commitments.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

This training program requires basic reading, writing and numeracy skills.
Prior to enrolling please contact ACTA Group to discuss our support services if required.

Next Steps!

Thank you again for your interest in this course program. Please contact ACTA Group’s Participant Support team on 1300 011 144 or to commence the application process!