No – you must provide a certified copy or your original Birth Certificate in order to prove your identity. A current Australian Passport will also be accepted.
Your Green Medicare Card is an acceptable proof of residency (required for Skills First eligibility). It’s common practice for RTOs to collect this when confirming your eligibility for Skills First funding. If you’ve given us your Australian Birth Certificate or current Australian Passport you won’t need to provide your Medicare Card.
To certify your documents, you’ll need to take them to an authorised person. The most common authorised persons are pharmacists, police officers, and school principals.
To have your document(s) certified, you’ll need to take the original document and a photocopy to an authorised person. This person must write on every page of the photocopied document:
You may already have a USI. If you’ve enrolled in training previously, you may have had one created for you already, even if you’ve forgotten it. It is a good idea to check before you create a new USI, as you only ever need one. Just like a Tax File Number, it is unique to you and is yours for life. Check here!
You need to have a USI in order to enrol in any nationally recognised course. There is no need to provide your USI for non-accredited studies (like the Manual Handling course).
VSN stands for your Victorian Student Number.
You’ll need a VSN for any enrolments in government and non-government schools. You’ll also need one if you’re under 25 and studying a course with a VET provider.
Head to the website for more information.
Credit transfer and RPL
Credit Transfer means you can use units of competency gained from a previous course towards another course. The units must be identical (or equivalent) in order to process a Credit Transfer. In cases where a unit has been superseded or partially completed, it may be best to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
You may be eligible for a Credit Transfer if you’ve completed the current version of the exact units offered by Field. If you’ve completed a superseded unit, or a unit that is similar but not offered by Field, you may wish to pursue Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
RPL stands for “Recognition of Prior Learning”. This process assesses whether you’re competent in a unit of learning based on your existing formal and informal learning. This might include previous studies or work experience.
If you wish to apply for RPL, please complete a Recognition of Prior Learning Form, which can be downloaded from our Downloads page. Then you can either return it to our head office in person or via email. Please note there is a processing fee for each unit applied for.
For any queries around RPL, please contact the Student Support Team.
You may be eligible to receive child care rebates or subsidies. Head to the Centrelink website and take the Work, Training or Study test for Child Care Rebate and find out whether you meet their requirements.
All our courses require basic English language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) skills so you can complete your studies. These skills are:
We’re committed to ensuring that you will receive training, assessment and support services that meet your individual LLN needs. To achieve this, we need to know what your learning needs are, so before you enrol with us, you’ll need to complete an LLN assessment.
The outcome of your LLN assessment helps us to understand and identify where we can offer further support to you during your course and/or whether your trainer will need to apply a reasonable adjustment to the way they assess you during your studies.
If at any point during your course, you think you may require assistance or support, please discuss these needs with your trainer first, who will do their best to help.
If you have any special needs, including language and literacy, learning, mobility, visual or hearing impairment, it’s a good idea to tell us as soon as you can (ideally at the start of your course) so we can give you the assistance you need.
Any conversation you have with our staff in relation to your needs will always remain confidential and will only be used to support you.
If you need assistance outside of the scope of what we can offer, we’ll help you find a third party to give you this assistance. We’re committed to complying with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, which includes the Disability Standards for Education 2005 and the Disability Discrimination Amendment (Education Standards) Act 2005.
You can plan your trip to class using the PTV Journey Planner.
No – short courses and part-time study don’t allow you to apply for a concession myki in Victoria.
Try this website to find free (or cheap) parking at any of our training locations.
We recommend you find a quiet place to study, either at home, away from family or interruptions, or at a public library or community centre. You’re also welcome to use the Computer Lab at our Head Office – Level 1, 969 Burke Road, Camberwell Victoria – anytime, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.
If you need any support with homework or self-directed study, please don’t hesitate to contact the Student Support Team.
Your student number will be listed on your confirmation of enrolment letter, invoice, and any other formal documentation from Field.
If you’re unsure about your student number or where to find it, please contact the Student Support Team.
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