BioLab and the organisers of the SPLASH! Pool & Spa Show have clarified some queries about the Cert III & IV sessions, with the answers listed below.
1. What does RPL mean?
RPL stands for Recognition of Prior Learning. This is a process for giving candidates credit for skills, knowledge and experience gained through working and learning. Most pool technicians will already have many of the skills required to complete their Certificate III in Pool and Spa Service.
Training providers can run through this process with you and advise what evidence you need to provide. It might be something as simple as a sign off from your boss, or a video of you doing a water test.
2. Can the session being delivered be considered for RPL?
Yes. All registered participants of the sessions will be issued with a certificate of attendance. Under the RPL process students should provide the assessor with most relevant evidence that demonstrates their level of knowledge and experience relating to the qualification. This includes courses attended.
3. Does this course attract government funding?
No. These sessions provide the candidate with a “taster” of the units of competency. As these session are not accredited units, government funding does not apply.
4. Is there a recognised training provider in my area?
Candidates should confirm whether their preferred RTO is registered to deliver the qualification in their respective state. BioLab is partnered with both Traxion Training and the Swimming Pool & Spa Alliance.
5. Will these sessions contribute towards credit to my existing certificate?
These sessions will contribute towards evidence required for RPL or towards full course for the related qualification.
6. What will I take away at the end of the course and how many points will this contribute?
Most importantly, these sessions are designed to provide a shared learning environment. In addition, candidates will have the opportunity to continue their learning to achieve formal national accreditation. Each session will cover at least 50% of the theory component for the full subject.
7. How do I register?
You can register at splashexpo.com.au.
You can register for each session individually, daily or for all three days. There is a small fee involved for most sessions.