Upcoming Courses

Make an Art Bot

Do you like drawing or painting? What if you could build a robot that creates its own art? In this workshop, Art will meet science and technology as you will create your own Art Bot, a robot with markers for “legs” that wiggles across a piece of paper, creating drawings as it moves. 
Learn about basic electric circuits and other simple engineering principles.
This is a beginner-level project with no robotics experience necessary, so if you want to try building your own robot, this 2.5 hour workshop is a great place to start!


Recommended for kids 8 - 12yrs

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Make an Art Bot - Port Macquarie
1 session - Sat 20 Jun 20
10:00 - 12:30
$45
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SteppingUp - Landscaping

This transition program is designed to provide educational options for young people who need
some time to decide whether to choose a vocational pathway to employment, or whether they want to set themselves a goal to get back into study and join a pathway to higher learning including University .

It is a transition program which will prepare participants to stay engaged in education,
support the development of literacy and numeracy skills, and increase confidence.

The learning will be delivered in a hands-on, project-based environment and will give
participants important skills for a future career in the Building or Construction Industries.

INFORMATION FLYER

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government - The listed price applies to students who are eligible for Community Service Obligation (CSO) funding.

If you answer yes to the following questions, you may be eligible:

  • 15 years old or over?
  • no longer at school?
  • living or working in NSW?
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or;
  • Government Benefit Recipient
 
If you answered 'Yes' to the questions above, please contact the College to confirm your eligiblity.

To enrol in this course you require a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

SteppingUp - Construction Pathway - Kempsey
Coming Soon - Dates TBA
08:30 - 16:30
$0
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MakerSpace - Construction Pathway

These transition programs are designed to provide educational options for young people who need some time to decide whether to choose a vocational pathway to employment, or whether they want to set themselves a goal to get back into study and join a pathway to higher learning including University.
They are programs which will prepare participants to stay engaged in education, support the development of literacy and numeracy skills, and increase confidence.
The learning will be delivered in a hands-on, project-based environment and will give participants important skills for a future career a number of industries such as Building, Construction or Landscaping, Horticulture, Agriculture or Automotive.
 With a hands-on learning approach, we aim to tap into each student’s interests, skills and imagination.

INFORMATION FLYER


CONCESSION RATES apply for eligible students. Visit Smart & Skilled Here to estimate your fee.
Please enrol below and the team will contact you to confirm your concession price. Payment plans can be arranged.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

To enrol in this course you require a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

 



 

Stepping Up - Construction Pathway - Taree
Coming Soon - Dates TBA
08:30 - 16:30
$0
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National Qualifications

Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways (FSK10113)

This qualification aims to support learners to develop their literacy and numeracy skills to gain access into vocational qualifications.
We have a number of pathway programs to Jumpstart your learning including:

JumpStart - Building & Reno
JumpStart - Automotive


This training is subsidised by the NSW Government - If you answer 'Yes' to the following four questions you may be eligible for a concession and can check your fee HERE:

Are you:

  • 15 years old or over?   
  • no longer at school?
  • living or working in NSW?
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?

If you did not answer 'Yes' to all four questions, please contact SkillsLink Training directly, to determine your correct course fee.


To enrol in this qualification you require a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213)

This qualification aims to develop literacy and numeracy skills alongside industry skills to provide a pathway into higher qualifications.

These programs are designed for people with Disabilities who may wish to enter supported employment or who are already in a workplace and would like to formalise their skills.

Course Brochure being updated, please contact the college for more information regarding this qualification.

CONCESSION RATES apply for eligible students. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

To enrol in this course you require a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (FSK20113)

Please note, the Following Pathway Program is available with a number of industries as the focus. We are currently offering both Construction and Beauty Pathways. Construction appears below. 
Download the details for Beauty 
here


FSK20113 Certificate ll in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways 

 

Introduction 

Port Macquarie Community College Inc. is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO number 90315) registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority. Port Macquarie Community College Inc. is proud to offer the FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways as a 20 week, part time program.
This 20-week transition program is designed to provide educational options for young people who need some time to decide whether to choose a vocational pathway to employment, or whether they want to set themselves a goal to get back into study and join a pathway to higher learning. It is a transition program which will prepare participants to stay engaged in education, support the development of literacy and numeracy skills, and increase confidence. With a focus on Construction skills, the learning will be delivered in a hands-on, project-based environment and this program involves both scheduled classroom learning activities and workplace based training and assessment and will give participants important skills for a future career in the Building or Construction Industries. Training will take place in our “MakerSpace” facility which is equipped with a range of tools, machinery and materials to facilitate the hands-on learning approach, tapping into each student’s interests, skills and imagination.
This qualification is designed for individuals who require further foundation skills development to prepare for workforce entry or vocational training pathways.
It is suitable for individuals who require: 
  • a pathway to employment or vocational training
  • reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication and learning skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 3
  • entry level digital literacy and employability skills
  • a vocational training and employment plan. 

Who is responsible for your training? 

Port Macquarie Community College Inc. is responsible under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 for the quality of the training and assessment being delivered in this course and for the issuance of all AQF certificates. 

Units of Competency 

The FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways comprises 14 units of competency. Port Macquarie Community College Inc. has organised these units of competency into relevant clusters relating to shared skills and knowledge or shared work tasks. This results in efficient delivery of training and assessment and a structure that is very logical for learners.
 
To be issued the qualification FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways, a learner must be assessed as competent in 14 units of competency. These units of competency are comprised of 8 core units and 6 elective units. Port Macquarie Community College Inc. has selected the elective units of competency within this course and have chosen these based on providing the learner a broad set of skills with a focus on carpentry skills. The selected units of competency are also supported by the learning content within the prescribed text.
 
The selection of these units of competency and the course structure has been confirmed through industry engagement undertaken by Port Macquarie Community College Inc.
 
The FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways is delivered using the course structure outlined below:

 
Mode of delivery: Blended, combining classroom/workshop sessions, self-paced study plus
Course duration: 20 weeks comprised of 2 x 10-week terms  
Unit delivery structure and sequence: Sequence Units
1 Pre-Requisite CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
2 FSKDIG03 Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks
3 FSKLRG09 Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems
4 FSKLRG11 Use routine strategies for work-related learning
5 FSKNUM14 Calculate with whole numbers and familiar fractions, decimals and percentages’
6 FSKNUM15 Estimate, measure and calculate routine metric measurements for work
7 FSKOCM07 Interact effectively with others at work
8 FSKRDG10 Read and respond to routine workplace information
9 FSKWTG09 Write routine workplace texts
10 CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work
11 CPCCCM2001 Read and Interpret plans and specifications
12 CPCCCM2005B Use construction tools and equipment
13 CPCCCM204A Handle construction materials
  14 CPCCCM1015A –Carry out measurements and calculations
  
 

National recognition 

These competencies have been drawn from the nationally endorsed industry training package the Foundation Skills Training Package (FSK). On successfully completing the training and assessment, the FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways qualification will be issued. A transcript listing all units of competency will also be issued. The qualification and units of competency are nationally recognised and provide individuals with a valuable pathway to employment or further study. Port Macquarie Community College Inc. will issue a qualification within 30 days of the final assessment being completed. 

Program outline 

Training and assessment is delivered in a blended mode, combining classroom/workshop sessions (3 days per week) and self-paced study (approx. 6 hours per week for 16 weeks). Written learning activities will reinforce theoretical knowledge, and skills will be practiced in a simulated workplace where learning will be placed into context. The course units of competency are sequenced in a way that allows a logical progression. Participants will be provided with professionally presented reference material to assist them to develop their knowledge of the subject.  

Locations 

Classroom training and practical skills training will be delivered at the following locations: 
  • Classroom/ Workshop Training Site: MakerSpace 4 Albert Circuit Port Macquarie NSW 2444 
  • Practical Training Site: MakerSpace 4 Albert Circuit Port Macquarie NSW 2444 

Expected duration 

The program is designed to be delivered over 20 weeks. Port Macquarie Community College Inc. is able to support participants that need additional time. Alternatively, participants who have pre-existing skills and knowledge may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration. 

Assessment requirements 

The assessment is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace tasks, projects, practical demonstrations and knowledge tests, written and oral assessments as well as observation and work placement. The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods that are to be applied: 
  • Portfolio of Work The learner is required to prepare a portfolio of work based on completed activities which reflect requirements of the workplace applicable to the unit of competency. A portfolio of work will include materials selected and items built to the specifications of the assessment.  Learners are reminded to retain a copy of their own work before submission. The assessor will review the submitted portfolio of work against the requirements of the unit of competency to conduct the assessment. 
  • Written Activities The learner is required to respond to a range of questions and/or case study activities. The learner will research their answers from the issued learning material and other references. A written report will relate directly to the required knowledge evidence in the units of competency and aims to collect both the valid and sufficient evidence of the candidate’s knowledge. (where writing is difficult this form of an assessment will be substituted or supplemented to account for the learning barrier) The assessor will review the learner’s submitted report and using assessment benchmarks will review this work and provide feedback to the learner. The learner is expected to provide a satisfactory response for all questions and case study activities. 
  • Project Work The learner is required to undertake a range of projects to create various outputs relating to the units of competency being delivered. Where appropriate, the learner will be supplied with template documents and tools. Work projects are particularly applicable to units of competency which included a single task which occurs over an extended period of time. These tasks typically require input from a number of sources and the candidate is required to produce an output for the assessment (usually a creation of wood). The learner will submit their work which will be reviewed by the assessor according to defined observation criteria based on the work requirement. 
  • Presentation/Observation The candidate is required on a number of occasions throughout the course to prepare and present a carpentry or other construction-related task for assessment.
 

Pre-Requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this qualification identified within the industry training package, however elective units from CPC10111 require the unit:
 CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
As a pre-requisite

Entry Requirements

Port Macquarie Community College does require that learners:

·         Learners must be 15 years or older

·         Provide photo Identification is required to be sighted prior to course commencement.

·         Funded learners must meet funding eligibility prior to commencement

Literacy, numeracy and digital assessment is a requirement prior to commencement but may be estimated using varying methods. Student willingness may be a barrier for this target group.

Recognition of Prior Learning 

Applicants can apply for recognition of their existing skills and knowledge that are relevant to the units of competency within the program. These skills and knowledge may have been obtained through workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of units required to be completed during the program. Students are encouraged to notify Port Macquarie Community College Inc. of their interest or intention to apply for RPL prior to their enrolment. We will provide you with a pre-training review questionnaire that gathers information about your prior experience. This information is then used to determine the best pathway for you to achieve competency.

Student Information 

Detailed student information is available within our Student Handbook which is supplied with the enrolment package. This booklet contains important information about a student’s rights and obligations such as their right to privacy, a safe training environment and the right to complain or appeal an assessment decision. It is important that persons applying for enrolment have had an opportunity to review this information first. Please contact us and we can send this information to you straight away. 

Dress and Equipment Requirements 

Students are required to present to class in neat, casual attire suitable for participation in practical, workshop activities including suitable closed toe shoes. Appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be issued according to the practical task being undertaken. The use of appropriate PPE is not negotiable.
 
Student will require basic stationery and a notebook according to their own study preferences during classroom learning sessions and their own self-paced study. Access to a computer which has an internet connection is recommended to assist students to undertake study and research in response to some assessment tasks.
 
Students may bring portable electronic devices to classroom sessions such a small laptops or tablets if they wish. Students are advised that no provision will be made to charge these devices in the classroom and charging or power extension leads are not to be used in the classroom. Students are issued with this prescribed text book to assist with their study:
 
The Basics of Carpentry & Construction | McGraw Hill Education

 

Cost 

Smart & Skilled concessions are available for this qualification. This course may also be available on a fee for service arrangement. The current cost can be found in our Fee Schedule along with details of refund rights and obligations.
 
Subsidised Prices – Eligibility as per smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au
First Qualification $0
Second Qualification $0
Concession $0
Full Fee (Un Subsidised) $3460
 
Contact us and get the ball rolling! 
Phone: 02 6583 7288  Email:  admin@skillslink.edu.au         Website: www.skillslink.edu

Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (FSK20113)

 


Please note, the Following Pathway Program is available with a number of industries as the focus. we are currently offering both Beauty and Construction Pathways. Beauty appears below. 
Download the details for construction 
here


FSK20113 Certificate ll in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways 

Introduction

PMCC is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO number 90315) registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority. Port Macquarie Community College Inc. (PMCC) is proud to offer the FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways as a 20 week, part time program.
This 20-week transition program is designed to provide educational options for young people who need some time to decide whether to choose a vocational pathway to employment, or whether they want to set themselves a goal to get back into study and join a pathway to higher learning including the Diploma in Beauty Therapy. It is a transition program which will prepare participants to stay engaged in education, support the development of literacy and numeracy skills, and increase confidence. With a focus Beauty industry skills, the learning will be delivered in a hands-on, simulated workplace environment and involves both scheduled classroom learning activities and workplace based training and assessment and will give participants important skills for a future career in the Beauty Industry. Training will take place in our Trendz Training Salon facility which is equipped with the full range of beauty equipment and supplies to facilitate the hands-on learning approach, tapping into student’s passion, skills and imagination.
This qualification is designed for individuals who require further foundation skills development to prepare for workforce entry or vocational training pathways.
 
It is suitable for individuals who require:
 
  • a pathway to employment or vocational training
  • reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication and learning skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 3
  • entry level digital literacy and employability skills
  • a vocational training and employment plan.
 

Who is responsible for your training?

PMCC is responsible under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 for the quality of the training and assessment being delivered in this course and for the issuance of all AQF certificates.

Units of Competency

The FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways comprises 14 units of competency. PMCC has organised these units of competency into relevant clusters relating to shared skills and knowledge or shared work tasks. This results in an efficient delivery of training and assessment and a structure that is very logical for learners.
 
To be issued the qualification FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways, a learner must be assessed as competent in 14 units of competency. These units of competency are comprised of 8 core units and 6 elective units. PMCC has selected the elective units of competency within this course and have chosen these based on providing the learner a broad set of skills with a focus on the Beauty industry. The selected units of competency are also supported by the learning content within the prescribed text.
 
The selection of these units of competency and the course structure has been confirmed through industry engagement undertaken by PMCC.
 
The FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways is delivered using the course structure outlined below:

 
Mode of delivery: Blended, combining classroom sessions, self-paced study plus clinics
Course duration: 20 weeks comprised of 2 x 10-week terms 
Unit delivery structure and sequence: Sequence Units
1 FSKDIG03 Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks
2 FSKLRG09 Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems
3 FSKLRG11 Use routine strategies for work-related learning
4 FSKNUM14 Calculate with whole numbers and familiar fractions, decimals and percentages’
5 FSKNUM15 Estimate, measure and calculate routine metric measurements for work
6 FSKOCM07 Interact effectively with others at work
7 FSKRDG10 Read and respond to routine workplace information
8 FSKWTG09 Write routine workplace texts
9 SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
10 SHBBRES001  Research and apply beauty industry information
11 SHBBMUP002  Design and apply make-up
12 SHBBSPA004 Provide Indian head massages for relaxation
13 SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
  14 SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
 
 

National recognition

These competencies have been drawn from the nationally endorsed industry training package the Foundation Skills Training Package (FSK). On successfully completing the training and assessment, the FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways qualification will be issued. A transcript listing all units of competency will also be issued. The qualification and units of competency are nationally recognised and provide individuals with a valuable pathway to employment or further study. PMCC will issue a qualification within 30 days of the final assessment being completed.
 

Program outline

Training is delivered in a blended mode, combining classroom/workshop sessions (3 days per week) and self-paced study (approx. 6 hours per week) plus clinics from week 16. Written learning activities will reinforce theoretical knowledge, and skills will be practiced in a simulated workplace where learning will be placed into context. The course units of competency are sequenced in a way that allows a logical progression. Participants will be provided with professionally presented reference material to assist them to develop their knowledge of the subject.

 

 
 Locations
 
Classroom training and practical skills training will be delivered at the following locations:
  •  Classroom Training Site: Trendz Training Salon 77 Hastings River Dr Port Macquarie NSW 2444
  •  Practical Training Site: Trendz Training Salon 77 Hastings River Dr Port Macquarie NSW 2444
 Expected duration
The program is designed to be delivered over 20 weeks. PMCC is able to support participants that need additional time. Alternatively, participants who have pre-existing skills and knowledge may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration.
 

Assessment requirements

The assessment is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace tasks, projects, practical demonstrations and knowledge tests, written and oral assessments as well as observation by way of clinic services to the public from week 16. You will be required to undertake a minimum of 12 x 3hr work periods to satisfy the requirements of SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients. The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods that are to be applied:
 
  • Portfolio of Work The learner is required to prepare a portfolio of work based on completed activities which reflect requirements of the workplace applicable to the unit of competency. A portfolio of work will include materials selected and items built to the specifications of the assessment.  Learners are reminded to retain a copy of their own work before submission. The assessor will review the submitted portfolio of work against the requirements of the unit of competency to conduct the assessment. 
  • Written Activities The learner is required to respond to a range of questions and/or case study activities. The learner will research their answers from the issued learning material and other references. A written report will relate directly to the required knowledge evidence in the units of competency and aims to collect both the valid and sufficient evidence of the candidate’s knowledge. (where writing is difficult this form of an assessment will be substituted or supplemented to account for the learning barrier) The assessor will review the learner’s submitted report and using assessment benchmarks will review this work and provide feedback to the learner. The learner is expected to provide a satisfactory response for all questions and case study activities. 
  • Project Work The learner is required to undertake a range of projects to create various outputs relating to the units of competency being delivered. Where appropriate, the learner will be supplied with template documents and tools. Work projects are particularly applicable to units of competency which included a single task which occurs over an extended period of time. These tasks typically require input from a number of sources and the candidate is required to produce an output for the assessment. The learner will submit their work which will be reviewed by the assessor according to defined observation criteria based on the work requirement. 
  • Clinic The learner is required to participate in clinic days which are conducted in a retail salon environment with public customers. 
  • Presentation/Observation The candidate is required on a number of occasions throughout the course to prepare and present a beauty related task.

Pre-Requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this qualification identified within the industry training package.

Entry Requirements

 

Port Macquarie Community College requires that learners:

  •  Must be 15 years or older

  • Provide photo Identification is required to be sighted prior to course commencement.

  • Funded learners must meet funding eligibility prior to commencement

Literacy, numeracy and digital assessment is a requirement prior to commencement but may be estimated using varying methods. Student willingness may be a barrier for this target group

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants can apply for recognition of their existing skills and knowledge that are relevant to the units of competency within the program. These skills and knowledge may have been obtained through workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of units required to be completed during the program. Students are encouraged to notify PMCC of their interest or intention to apply for RPL prior to their enrolment. We will provide you a pre-training review questionnaire that gathers information about your prior experience. This information is then used to determine the best pathway for you to achieve competency.

Student Information

Detailed student information is available within our Student Handbook which is supplied with the enrolment package. This booklet contains important information about a student’s rights and obligations such as their right to privacy, a safe training environment and the right to complain or appeal an assessment decision. It is important that persons applying for enrolment have had an opportunity to review this information first. Please contact us and we can send this information to you straight away.

Dress and Equipment Requirements
 
Students are required to present to class in neat, casual attire suitable for the salon environment, including closed toe shoes. Appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be issued according to the practical task being undertaken. The use of appropriate PPE is not negotiable.
 
Student will require basic stationary and a notebook according to their own study preferences during classroom learning sessions and their own self-paced study. Access to a computer which has an internet connection is recommended to assist students to undertake study and research in response to some assessment tasks.
 
Students may bring portable electronic devices to classroom sessions such a small laptops or tables if they wish. Students are advised that no provision will be made to charge these devices in the classroom and charging or power extension leads are not to be used in the classroom. Students are issued with this prescribed workbooks books to assist with their study from Demi International and Small Print

 

Cost

Smart & Skilled concessions are available for this qualification. This course may also be available on a fee for service arrangement. The current cost can be found in our Fee Schedule along with details of refund rights and obligations.
 
Subsidised Prices – Eligibility as per smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au
First Qualification $0
Second Qualification $0
Concession $0
Full Fee (Un Subsidised) $3460
 
Contact us and get the ball rolling! 
Phone: 02 6583 7288  Email:  admin@skillslink.edu.au         Website: ww