What is the difference between a Statement of Attainment and a Statement of Attendance?
A statement of attainment is a document that show the units of competency that a student completes and is competent in, as part of a nationally recognised course.
A statement of attendance is a document that shows that a participant was present at a scheduled non-accredited learning session.
What is the difference between ‘a retrain’ and ‘a refresh’?
Retrain is the repetition of a training conducted earlier, when the employee is rated as ‘not qualified’ for a skill or knowledge, because of a time frame that is deemed too long since the original training took place. This is determined based on the assessment of changes in the workplace and practical experience since the original training of the employee.
Refresher is the process of learning an old skill. Refresher is required to be provided on regular basis to avoid personnel obsolescence due to technological changes & the individuals memory capacity and practical experience. It will re-acquaint personnel with skills previously learnt or to bring your knowledge or skills up-to-date. This kind of training could be provided annually or more/less frequently depending on the legal requirements.
What are your course timeframes?
(Please read pre-requisites required for our different training courses on our website)
Asbestos Awareness – 4 hours
Remove Non-Friable Asbestos – 8 hours
Remove Friable Asbestos – 16 hours
Supervise Asbestos Removal – 8 hours
Confined Space 1 day – basic 8 hours
Confined Space 2 day – 16 hours
Confined Space 3 day rescue – 24 hours
Issue work permits – 4 hours
Conduct hazard analysis – 4 hours
Manual handling – 4 hours
Fire warden – 4 hours
Fire extinguisher – 4 hours
Low voltage rescue only – 3 hours
CPR only – 3 hours
Working safely at heights – 8 hours
Tower rescue – 24 hours
Vertical Rope Rescue – 40 hours
How are you different from other training providers?
We are passionate trainers that are dedicated to safety and training it right. We are committed to giving the student the best experience in the classroom and quality real life practise in our state of the art, purpose built and brand-new facility.
Do I get a wallet card with my qualification?
All accredited courses through Newcastle Rescue Training include the Statement of Attainment and a wallet card.
Are the courses the same regardless of the training company?
No. The competency standards used, and the qualification issued means the same thing regardless of the company you choose. BUT….
How does Newcastle Rescue differ from the others?
a. The units that are that have been selected to make up the qualification, were chosen because it was identified by our RTO that these competencies best suited the safety of the student when they went into the job. It gives them all they need to know to do the job.
b. Our method of training allows plenty of time for theory and practical you are not rushed at all and can practise in full PPE.
c. The skills of our trainers, all trainers have emergency service and defence backgrounds and are up to date with all the latest qualifications we deliver.
d. Our equipment – our practical simulators are the latest, state of the art, realistic simulator available and we also use special affects for more “real work” training practise.
e. Our assessment methods – we use written assessment and practical observations as well as oral questioning to accommodate all learning styles and educational levels. We have student support for anyone who needs a bit of extra help.
What does being ‘competent’ mean?
Competency means that you have the appropriate combination of skills, knowledge and attitudes required to undertake a particular task or function.
Do I get a certificate for completing a course?
Yes. Providing you achieve competency, you will be awarded a qualification which lists all the units you have completed and the result.
Are your trainers qualified?
Yes! They all have a TAE, this is a government requirement. They all have many years of experience in the industry including emergency services and defence backgrounds and are constantly updating their skills and knowledge with professional development.
Do you have a place to practise my skills during the course?
Yes! Newcastle Rescue have brand new, state of the art, above standard and real situation simulators for your use in full PPE supplied and we use special effects to help with the real life feel.