Flexible Training Options

What do you want from your training provider – Flexible Training Options?

In an ever increasingly competitive environment and difficult times it’s important to weigh up your training options. Price, funding options (are there subsidies that you may be eligible for?), longevity (how long have they been around?), service and quality seem to be some of the more common factors influencing people’s decisions these days… but what about flexibility?… We don’t mean can they perform a ‘downward dog’ – rather, can they provide a range of training delivery options for you to consider?… We can and do!

Co-vid 19 Virus

At the time of writing this article – there’s a not-so-little thing that everyone around the world is trying to manage the best they can – https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-current-situation-and-case-numbers

With the increasing uncertainty surrounding this event – we continue to take a flexible approach to our training initiatives. We need to adapt to provide alternative learning options based on the latest information. The range of training services includes accredited and non-accredited training.

  • Face-to-face (F2F) training is still available under strict health regulations that we’re abiding by (these continue to change on a daily basis; we have the best interests of our staff and customers)
  • Distance Education (DE): flexible delivery of training (paper-based training copies for your to sink your teeth into)
  • On-line Training: depending on the Qualification / Unit of Competency full completion may or may not be possible given the requirements of the unit (ie. practical elements)
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): available F2F, Distance Education and On-line

On-Line / Distance Education – some important questions?

Q: With On-line and Distance Education training options – do I receive any trainer assistance?

A: Yes, we understand that the experience of our trainers cannot be replaced. Throughout your training with us – you will continued access and support of our trainers and project staff to guide you through the learning process.


Q: Will I get my full Qualification / Statement of Attainment if I choose to do training on-line?

A: Please pay attention to the training structure and training outcomes part of any listed online course. This should inform you whether – upon successful completion you receive a Nationally Recognised Competency / Qualification, or Statement of Attendance / Participation


Q: What is the difference between Statement of Attainment and Statement of Attendance?

A: Simply put – a Statement of Attainment should equate to a Nationally recognised Unit of Competency whereas a Statement of Attendance is not. A statement of Attendance is often provided upon completion of ‘refresher or awareness’ training.


Training Subsidies?

Q: Are there any training subsidies that may assist the cost of online training?

A: There are training subsidies that you may be able to access – however they are subject to their standard eligibility criteria (CSQ Funding, Certificate 3 Guarantee are two of the more common subsides available for QLD residents).


Quality of Training?

Q: Does the quality differ between the delivery modes (F2F, Online, DE)?

A: There are different training options but the quality should not differ; each has pro’s and con’s and needs to be weighted to your preferred learning methods.


In short – Research, Research, Research…. know what you’re signing up for!

Contact us today to discuss what flexible training options there might be for you? Give us a call on 1300 000 737 or email us at online@sdstraining.edu.au to kick-start your training today!