Australian Academy of Advanced Skills (AAAS)

Starting Your Journey

Choosing the right course

Australian Academy of Advanced Skills (AAAS) offers over 3 nationally recognized courses across a Business and Hospitality industries. Our courses are aimed to prepare you for leadership and specialised skills required for the high demand occupations.   When choosing a course there are a number of things to consider:

  • What industries are you interested in?
  • What skills and knowledge do you already have?
  • What delivery method suits you best?
  • What will be the cost of undertaking study?
  • How much time can you dedicate to your study?
  • Will you be able to dedicate time to complete work placement?
  • What sort of employment opportunities will be available to you on completion?
  • Will the qualification provide a career pathway into something else you are interest in?

Once you have an understanding of what type of course you might enjoy, browse our Courses to find out specific information regarding entry requirements, course requirements, delivery methods and course fees.

Study Options

At AAAS, we offer a range of study options and flexible delivery methods in;

  • Leadership and Management
  • Hospitality

All of our courses combine theoretical and practical knowledge to ensure students receive job-ready education. To provide more flexibility, AAAS offers some courses as a flexible delivery method.

What is Flexible delivery?

Flexible delivery include combination of face-face, on-the-job, self-paced and distance learning options through online ( internet/video calls/webinar/Learning Management Systems(LMS). Flexible delivery mode is provided to learners with higher foundation skills or Apprenticeship & Traineeship or/and working in job-related to the area of study. AAAS will assess the prospective learner for these requirements prior to enrolment. The entry requirement would mention the required tools, equipment or environment factors to successfully undertake this flexible delivery mode.

Information on Courses

AAAS will provide all prospective learners and stakeholders pre-enrolment information on what we have to offer. These information are provided regularly through our enquiries follow-up communication tools and other ethical marketing practices.

How to Enrol

Learners wishing to enrol should contact our office on 1300 SKILLS or 1300 754 557 or email us on info@aaas.edu.au to request an enrolment pack.

We believe in making the enrolment process as easy as possible.

  • Complete the Enrolment pack which will be provided to you,
  • Undertake an initial skills Assessment to ensure your eligibility and
  • enrol in a course that is right for you.

Fee Information

In accordance with applicable Commonwealth and State legislation, AAAS is entitled to charge fees for items or services provided to students undertaking a course of study. The fee may vary depending on the course that you are enrolling in, the funding available for that course, the delivery method and whether you are eligible for a concession. Generally, course fees are used to cover the cost of items such as course materials or text books, student services and training and assessment services. For more information please view our Course Fees, Payment and Refund Policy located in the Learner Information Handbook

Payment Options and Assistance

At AAAS we offer a range of payment options and assistance to support you to complete your study and achieve your goals. Students have a number of flexible payment options that include up-front payments, pay-as-you-go or tailored payment plans.   For learners who may be experiencing financial difficulty, AAAS are more than happy to discuss a flexible payment plan or refer learners to a eligible subsidised programs.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

In order to undertake nationally recognized training, students must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). A USI is a reference number made up of ten number and letters that:

  • Creates a secure online record of your recognised training and qualifications gained in Australia, from all training providers you undertake recognised training with
  • Will give you access to your training records and transcripts
  • Can be accessed online, anytime and anywhere
  • Is free and easy to create and
  • Stays with you for life
  • To create an USI, please visit https://www.usi.gov.au/your-usi/create-usi

Induction

Prior to commencing training, all learners will undertake a AAAS’s induction. This induction will provide learners with all of the information they need to undertake their training course. This includes information about the course and training delivery such as:
  • Course Outline
  • Training Plan
  • Assessment Process
  • Services and Delivery
  • Fee Administration Policy
  • Training and Delivery Cycle
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Learner Handbook
  • Student Support Services
  • Work Placement (if applicable)
  • Issue of Certificates
The learner induction will also include information about AAAS and our role as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). This includes:
  • Vision and Mission
  • Code of Practice
  • Code of Ethics
  • Organisational Structure
  • Scope of Registration
  • Australian Qualification Framework (AQF)
  • Standards for National VET Regulations (NVR) and Compliance
Induction Pack:  Induction pack includes the induction presentation,  induction declaration form, copies of invoice, training plan, delivery & assessment plans.

Cooling Off Period

At AAAS, we understand that circumstances can change. This is why we offer a cooling-off period of 14 calendar days for all our training programs. Cooling-off period is option to support prospective learners to try their area of study before they commit to full delivery of the course. This period would allow prospective learners and/or their trainer/assessor to determine the suitablity of the choice of study. In simple terms, it like “try before you learn”

Learner and/or their trainer/assessor may wish to cancel or withdraw the enrolment during the cooling off period, they may be eligible for a full refund if all the resource provide are returned back in a good condition.

Recognition of prior learning and credit transfer

What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer is an assessment process designed to identify and assess the prior knowledge and skills of a learners. It includes assessing previous and current education and training, work and life experience and knowledge.

 How to Apply?

When enrolling in a course, learners are asked to indicate if they would like to apply for RPL or Credit Transfer on the Application/Enrollment Form. Once a learner has completed the enrollment process, they will need to complete the Application for Recognition Form and supply relevant evidence to their Trainer or Assessor.

For more information on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer please refer to our Learner Information Handbook