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    RTO National Code – 40175    RTO State Code – SA05005

14 Bishopstone Road Davoren Park SA 5113     Phone: (08) 8252 1144  Fax: (08) 8252 1188     Email: admin@vtechauto.com.au
24 Milnes Road Strathalbyn SA 5255        Warren Meissner 0413 437 388         Email:  warren@vtechauto.com.au

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    VTECH Automotive Training is a registered WorkReady Provider and is able to deliver funded training under its Automotive Scope.


Benefits to Business

    An efficient and effective workplace environment increases the confidence and productivity of your employees while reducing staff turnover

    Training your staff through VTECH will allow the flexibility needed to survive in today’s Automotive Industry.

    Bring your staff up to the latest standards through skill gap training, short courses, In house training, individual unit of competencies or a through RPL process to the latest Qualification through Fee for Service Training.

    This will make a significant difference to your business by adding value and building profit, giving you the edge you need over your competitors.

    VTECH trainers have industry experience and maintain their links within the relevant sectors, ensuring that they keep their skills and knowledge up to date and keep informed of the latest technology techniques and advances in their field.

    This invaluable experience is transferred through VTECH to benefit your business.

    VTECH’s training reaches across South Australia from metropolitan Adelaide , Strathalbyn, Bordertown and Eyre Peninsula so we can assist you in building a  plan for your future within the Automotive Industry.

Vocational Australian Apprenticeships

    Australian Apprenticeships are available to people of all ages giving Industry the freedom to choose employees according to their needs.  Automotive Australian  Apprenticeships & Transport Traineeships are available in many qualifications. Further information is available at  http://training.gov.auTraineeship and Apprenticeship Services ( TAS ) or from an Australian Apprenticeship Centre ( ACC )

    By employing an apprentice or trainee, you may be eligible for government incentives and subsidies, which will help to reduce the cost of training to your business. These incentives are offered to businesses which employ apprentices or trainees who are:

    • training in a skills shortage area in rural or regional Australia
    • indigenous
    • have a disability.


    Employer Incentives   https://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/employer-incentives

    Where to next?

    The Australian Apprenticeship Centre can provide you with all the information and support you need to establish a contract of training between you, the apprentice or trainee, and VTECH Automotive Training.

    Traineeship and Apprenticeship Services Infoline: 1800 673 097

    LOOKING FOR GOOD POTENTIAL APPRENTICES ---- if  you require reliable students for work experience to gauge their suitability for a Traineeship or Apprenticeship Please contact Mario on  (08) 8252 1144 or Warren on 0413 437 388  or email warren@vtechauto.com.au


Joint Responsibilities

    VTECH Automotive Training values its employees and relationship with our clients. We strive at all times to demonstrate ethical behaviour and standards in all our business

    VTECHs' policy dictates a strict adherence to relevant state and federal legislation relating to safety, industrial relations, access and equity.

    Students and staff at VTECH Automotive Training have a right to work and study in an environment free from harassment, discrimination or threatening behaviour.

    When enrolling at VTECH Automotive Training, students must agree to accept and abide by policies and procedures, follow rules and regulations, and participate in studies as directed by your course / program.

    At the commencement of classes or at Induction students can expect to discuss the specific requirements of their program along with the general VTECH Automotive Training rights and responsibilities detailed below.

     VTECH will ensure:

  • All students and stakeholders are treated with courtesy and respect
  • Learning occurs in a supportive and safe environment free from discrimination, harassment and bullying
  • Any concerns and complaints are taken seriously and addressed promptly
  • Reasonable learning needs are met regardless of gender, disability, ethnicity, age, or mode of study
  • Access to counselling and support services are made available to students
  • Opportunities are provided for feedback on services and an avenue to participate in decision making that affects the student body.
  • Employers are notified if a student is absent or late to trade school
  • Student reports are sent to employers as soon as practically possible upon completion of the block to provide information on the students’ progress for that week.
  • A weekly phone –up reminder to the employer occurs to confirm the students place in the class for that week.

          Students are expected to :

  • treat others with courtesy and respect
  • know and observe student polices and procedures
  • maintain a high standard of academic integrity in their work
  • act in a fashion not likely to be perceived as discrimination, harassment or bullying
  • attend classes on time and submit work as required
  • complete Training Record Evidence Book (TREB) in conjunction with VTECH staff , Employer / Host Employer / Structured Workplace Learning Supervisor.
  • act in a professional manner during work placements or other forms of practice-based learning activities and respect the confidentiality of information made available as part of that work experience
  • respect VTECH  property and facilities and not interfere with the performance of staff or the ability of other students to benefit from their studies.
  • follow all reasonable instructions from VTECH Staff

    For further information on our Codes of Practice, and Policies and Procedures related to our Registered Training Organisation services, please contact us
    on 08 8252 1144, or by email at admin@vtechauto.com.au  or visit our Policies Page





    Training Related Terms, Acronyms and Definitions

    TAS - Traineeship and Apprenticeship Services

    AAC is an Australian Apprenticeship Centre

    RTO  Registered Training Organisation - any Business training provider that is registered to deliver Vocational, Education and Training Programs. EG: a Private company, TAFE Institute, or University

    VET Vocational, Education & Training

    RPL ( Recognition of Prior Learning )  is a process that allows you to gain credit for skills and experience you already have.

    CT ( Credit Transfer ) is based on mutual recognition between Registered Training Organisations recognising successful completion of particular subjects, competencies, units, or qualifications.

    CQR ( Client Qualifications Registera ) is a database maintained by DFEEST*.

    Advetmiss stands for Australian Vocational Education & Training Management Information Statistical Stan

    DFEEST stands for the Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology

    AQF Australian Qualification Framework

    AQTF Australian Quality Training Framework - includes standards by which registered training organisations must abide

    Competence Successful completion of work activities in a range of activities in accordance with the standard of performance expected in the workplace.

    Unit of Competence A set of broad-based industry and occupational units of competence defining the full range of workplace requirements across the RS&R sector of the industry.

    Group Training Company Group Training Companies employ apprentices and trainees, and place them with 'host employers', usually from small to medium sized enterprises.

    • This arrangement frees the host employer from the burden of paperwork and payroll, as well as providing a safety net for
    • the host employer, who has all the advantages of carefully selected apprentices and trainees without the worries of long-term employment contracts - staffing is flexible to help small businesses meet peak workloads and seasonal variations
    • the apprentice or trainee, is assured of continuous work and training, culminating in a national qualification

    Host Employer   This term applies to a business that has a contract with a Group training Company to provide work placement and training on the job for an apprentice or a trainee on their behalf. The placement period mayor may not be for the duration of the training contract.

    Mentor An experienced individual providing direction, advice and counseling necessary for you to successfully and correctly complete work requirements.

    Off the job Off the job refers to training being delivered at a specific training venue, e.g: Private Provider or TAFE Institute , and training delivered at work away from your work station,  e.g. in an area utilised for training that does not entail work duties.

    On the job On the job refers to training that is incorporated in the normal course of work duties performed. Training guidance would be provided by a training mentor or work supervisor.

    A Training Contract is a legally binding contract of employment and training between an apprentice and an employer (called 'the parties to the contract’) the parties to the contract are the people who have signed a contract, namely the employer, apprentice and perhaps a parent/guardian (if apprentice is under 18).

    A Training Plan is part of a Training Contract and sets out the Units of Competencies that are required to be completed for the qualification on Training Contract. The training plan is a required part of a contract and is negotiated between the employer, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and apprentice.

    • A Training Contract  cannot be approved until the training plan has been submitted.
    • Copies of a training plan should be kept by the apprentice, the employer, the Australian Apprenticeships Centre (AAC) and RTO.
    • Traineeship and Apprenticeship Services (TAS) Consultants use the training plan when they approve training arrangements and when they review an employer's approval to train.
    • A Training Plan can be changed during an apprenticeship/traineeship. An apprentice and employer must agree to these changes and negotiate the changes with the RTO. An apprentice must negotiate a new training plan with his/her employer, and lodge it with TAS if they change  RTO, or  vary a contract to change a vocation or qualification.
    • A Training Plan proforma is a VTECH document that lists the Units of Competencies that are required to be completed for a particular qualification which is sent with the signed Training Plan.