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Student Work Placement
- 1What is placement?
When you enrol in a nationally recognised qualification, you have to provide evidence that you can perform the skills required to do the job. The evidence is collected from a workplace where you have spent time practising the skills and can fulfil the assessment requirements.
- 2Who needs to do the placement?
Anyone who is not currently working in the job role designed for this qualification. This includes people who might be working in the industry but are not working in the job role. If this is you, you will need to participate in the work placement program to complete the minimum number of placement hours that each course requires.
- 3How does placement work?
You will be required to source your host employer as part of the work placement program. You will receive communication and tools to kickstart this process. A Work Placement Coordinator will step in to support you if you need help with finding a host employer. Placement can also be completed in more than one block to give you flexibility.
- 4How to find a Host Employer?
It's best to start looking for a host employer shortly after you start the course so you have enough time to secure a placement and can be ready to start when the time comes. Please note, that, some organisations may request a police clearance check before you're able to start work placement. You'll need to organise the police check yourself, or it can also be obtained through InPlace, our student placement program.
- 5Need Placement Support?
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Happy Student Stories
CHC43315 - Certificate IV in Mental Health
I was a bit concerned that the course would be too difficult for me as it has been quite some time since I was a student. I was also worried that the time commitment required would be too great and that I would not get enough support from Student Services and from my Trainer Assessor.
I shouldn't have worried. The course was challenging rather than difficult, but completely enjoyable. Student Services are very supportive if you need them (especially Cate), and my Trainer Assessor, Ana, was amazing. She went above and beyond at all times!
I loved the way I could fit my study around everything else, and I really appreciated that Ana, my Trainer Assessor, always responded to my queries very quickly.
Just do it! Everything falls into place and the support received is fantastic.
I wanted to give some feedback regarding Lisa Porto (Academic Assessor - NCA) my assessor. She was just fabulous. She always replied to any questions I had very promptly and always marked my work in such a quick turnaround. She gave me great feedback during the course and I think she deserves this recognition. She was even kind enough yesterday to give me a call to congratulate me on completing the course.
I had set myself the goal of finishing the certificate before Christmas and she helped me achieve this.
Also a big THANK YOU to you Cate (Student Services - NCA) as you also responded to any issues I had during the course quickly and resolved the problems promptly.
Without his (Sam - Assessor) ongoing support I don't think I would've completed my course. I can't thank him enough for his patience and understanding.
Initially when I enrolled to complete a certificate online through National College Australia I was overwhelmed at the idea of being a single mother, working full time and online study.
Sam guided me through each unit and was always encouraging and happy to answer all my questions.
WOW, Yahoo and Yay! I'm feeling great.
A great big huge thank you to you for your time and support throughout the duration of this course.
I believe a credit should go out to you for your amazing response and turn around time with assessing my units. This quick response time really reduced my nerves and would help any anxiety that people may have developed.
Getting good feedback was both refreshing and reassuring and getting the right answer of 'competent' from you was always welcoming.
Thank You again!
CHC43415 - Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
Done my Certificate IV in Leisure and Health. My Assessor was really great, always promote encouragement and support towards my study from the start to finished. Got a part-time job now in Leisure and Lifestyle Department.
Thank you very much, NCA 👏 👏 👏
Completed my HLT33015 - Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) today!
THANK YOU to Lisa (Academic Assessor - NCA). You were amazing. Your kind and encouraging emails early mornings will be missed!
CHC42015 - Certificate IV in Community Services
Hi everyone, and especially those doing CHC42015 - Certificate IV in Community Services. I've seen a few people asking about job opportunities and thought I'd share my success. I have successfully gotten a job as a residential youth worker and will be starting in a couple of weeks., it is casual for 6 months and then the option to go full time after that if they're happy with my work.
I have applied for a few different jobs in that field and in disability support . Been offered an interview for each job I applied for and ended up having a choice between 2 jobs .
These types of jobs are 24/7 rosters and you do have to be flexible and available, which I am. The money isn't too bad either, the award rate is $37.21 basic casual rate before penalties (which you will get for certain shifts).
The knowledge I've gained from doing the course has given me enough to be able to answer interview questions confidently. I will also be able to get my 120 hours signed off by a supervisor instead of having to do a work placement.
I would recommend to anyone who wants to study to do so with NCA (National College Australia). Very helpful all the way.
Great online course - Certificate IV in Disability, and Jeremy is a great assessor.
Easy enrolment and great service all around.
5 Stars for me.
I have really enjoyed and been challenged by this course taken in my mature age.
Sam was a wonderful trainer and gave great encouragement and feedback on my assessments.
I've been so happy and thankful for National College Australia in helping me reach my dreams.
Two months after receiving my certificate I got a job!
My journey in studying the Certificate III Allied Health has taught me a lot. At first, I thought I couldn't make it but because I had a goal and a dream to land a job I really wanted, I just trusted National College Australia and most importantly I motivated myself to finish the course to start a new career, and to get a job, which I did!
12 Year Certificate I have one big concern to be able to work and finish my assignment on time. I haven't started the course yet by reading though the information I am confident that I will be able to overcome tmy fear complete the course successfully. The easy interaction via NCA point the online learning student portal I will definitely recommend my friends to NCA enrolment was not hard at all. The staff are supportive you students can call and get assistance easily I am looking forward to starting my new course with NCA
Hi Lisa (Academic Assessor - NCA), you are amazing.
I am submitting a module and receiving results the same day.
Again, I want to say THANK YOU for your feedback and support. I do so appreciate your help.
CHC52015 - Diploma of Community Services
Top marks to you and your organisation.
This whole process has been enjoyable, challenging and educational.
I have particularly relished telephone conversations wherein I was sharing experiences with someone who had a credible knowledge base.
Completed CHC52015 - Diploma of Community Services