Entry into this course includes an interview/appointment with a teacher.
You will also be provided with an information fact sheet.
You should have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.
You will be provided with a recommended reading list and learner guides during orientation or at the start of each unit. Additionally, TAFE Queensland libraries have a selection of relevant learning resources.
You are responsible for meeting the minimum standard of dress. For placement this includes wearing appropriate attire including enclosed shoes.
You will also be required to bring items including pens, paper, stationery and a USB.
You may be required to have full COVID-19 vaccination to undertake vocational placement in a range of Community Services organisations. Potential students are advised to seek current information as policies may be updated.
During your course you will be required to complete Vocational Placement so you can start practising your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. TAFE Queensland may be able to assist in arranging suitable placements in an approved mental health peer work setting.
Completing placement is compulsory and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete 80 hours of Vocational Placement, as part of this qualification.
Prior to Placement, students will need to receive and provide evidence of the following checks:
You can apply for both the NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card by completing a combined application via the NDIS Worker Screening portal noted above NDIS Worker Screening Unit (WSU).
Some organisations may have additional screening requirements e.g. criminal history check.
Please note: TAFE Queensland wishes to warn you, as a Blue Card applicant, that it is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a Blue Card application. For further information regarding 'disqualified' persons, please contact Blue Card Services.
Depending on where your placement is conducted, further clearance checks may be required and your Vocational Placement Coordinator or Teacher can discuss this with you on an individual basis.
Need to know
For all students who are undertaking courses that include Vocational Placements in a high risk workplace, Queensland Health has directed that students must declare COVID-19 Vaccination status and evidence to either TAFE Queensland or the placement provider.
This may require you providing TAFE Queensland and the placement provider, information on:
- Your vaccination status
- Last date of vaccination
- Evidence of vaccine status
- Qld Health require vaccination against Preventable Diseases (VPD) Clearance
This requirement is in place for all students in affected courses, including TAFE at School students.
Those students who have a medical contraindication may be unable to complete the vocational placement component of their course. This means you may not be able to meet all of the requirements of your course and may not be able to graduate or receive your qualification.