Course Outcomes & Assessment Principles
Miro’s training program aims to provide Vocational Education & Training in the area of Certificate IV Driver Instruction for individuals. It complies with the principles of validity, reliability, flexibility and fairness as identified in the training package.
Competency will be assessed throughout the course as well as through the assignments. During the course, formative assessment will be used to ensure the candidates understand the content. At the end of the course, a holistic assessment will be made to judge overall ability. Summative assessment will be performed on assignments that are completed outside the course.
Minimising the Cost of Assessment
To assist with minimising the cost of assessment for the participant and also the possibility of reducing the time required on the course, attempt to gather any evidence that could assist with possible recognition of prior learning for any element/competency. This could include any of the following:
- any course/qualification previously held
- any work related qualification (work completed in the workplace)
Please present this evidence to Miro Training Centre at least 14 days prior to commencement of the enrolled course with the appropriate form found in the information pack given prior to enrolment. This is to allow time for the assessor to go through all the relevant material and assess what documentation can be used for RPL. A Client/Assessor interview will be arranged as soon as possible to clarify any shortfalls and discuss any questions arising from the request. If a client is unsure of what can be used for RPL an interview is to be arranged prior to the submission of the request to clarify any questions. All documentation given for RPL should be certified copies as these will need to be held by Miro Training Centre and become part of the permanent record. Any queries regarding the validity of Qualifications or Statements of Attainments are to be directed to a Manager of Miro Training Centre for verification prior to acceptance.
Miro Training Centre will take all reasonable steps to gain support needed by our students/clients, to assist them in successfully completing the course they have enrolled in. This could include external support from a government body or other RTO; this could also include contact with the relevant ITAB or other relevant organization. If for any reason you wish to change trainers throughout the duration of the course a verbal or written request can be made to the director of Miro Training Centre. All details are confidential and will not be disclosed to any person or organisation without your prior approval. No detrimental action will result from a request to change as all requests are valid if it affects the learning outcome of the client/student.
We are aware that people have different ways of learning and assimilating information, so it is a policy of Miro Training Centre to be flexible in our approach to training and assessment. Any lack of understanding on the part of the participant should be corrected using differing approaches to the same subject. The content of any assessment is to be related to the relevant criteria and if assessment is compliant, it is to be accepted and the participant marked as competent. Any queries as to the content or validity of participant’s assessment material is to be directed to a director of Miro Training Centre for verification prior to final assessment.
Our courses generally run from 09:30 to 16:00 daily. These times could vary slightly as depending on how many people are enrolled in the course and other factors involved in the delivery of a course such as Language and Literacy barriers. If you need to vary these times then please see your trainer and every effort will be made to assist you. Be aware however, that information delivered during week 1 is critical, and difficult to make up without joining another course, so we encourage you to attend as much of the first week as possible.
Regular breaks are taken throughout the day with a lunch break around 12:00. Tea and coffee are supplied and there are several shops close by if you wish to go out to purchase lunch. For those who wish to bring their lunch there is a fridge and microwave available for your use.
Course delivery will be on a participant centred, and paced on the needs of the group. The specific learning options/Projects will be decided by the trainer to reflect the needs of the participant and the nature of the learning outcome as well to meet the evidence requirement. All resources and materials are supplied including training manual, DVD and CD etc. All material required to complete projects or learning options away from the course will be the responsibility of the participant. Any vehicle used by the participant not requiring dual controls is to be supplied by the participant, and must have full comprehensive insurance.