SETA Resources available to SEP's

Available 2017 SETA Certificate Courses

SETA Course Offerings for SEP's for 2017

The Special Education Training Alliance (SETA RTO) in 2016 opened up resource sales of Assessment Materials for several modified Certificate I courses to Special Education Units in Queensland State High Schools with great feedback on the value and usability of the resources for students and teachers alike.

As such, schools are again invited to purchase course materials that have been modified for students with a disability for several Certificate 1 courses that can be registered under their schools own RTOs. Course materials will be available at a cost of $75 per student per course.

Due to QCAA processing time, school will be required to make any changes to their scopes of registration by the end of this term in keeping with marketing timelines for 2017 implementation.

It would be advisable to discuss this with your RTO Manager & Administration team at the school prior to contacting me if you are interested as you will need to get a change of scope registration into QCAA as soon as possible so that any courses wanting to be delivered will be on the schools scope for delivery next year. For schools to be able to deliver from start of Term 1 2017, Courses must be on your schools scope of registration.

This service is offered through a licence agreement and is different to membership offered to Special Schools as SEP’s will be required to run the course under their schools own RTO and manage their own enrolments.

These Certificate I courses gain students 2 QCE points upon successful completion and students are also able to complete these and successfully gain a QCIA.

Available courses in 2017:

Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways

This course focuses on the development of literacy, language and numeracy for the workplace and is based on the FSK training package. It ties in well with practical programs that are all going within the school like catering/cafes, recycling, fruit and veg programs. It extends the students practical skills through practical theory based booklet work. Employers of external work experience students praise the skill set this course gives students.

Certificate I in Agrifood Operations

This introductory horticulture based course involving safety, use of tools and work in the garden and nursery. This course is based around practical assessments of students working in the garden/nursery setting. It is designed to compliment horticulture programs that running in schools and give students a recognised skill set upon completion.

Certificate I in Hospitality

This introductory hospitality course is based on a designated set of units for general introduction to this industry and focuses on both the food preparation and service sides of the industry. It is designed to work with café/food service programs that are offered in schools and provide a set a theory components to extend student knowledge and safety in a practical way.

Certificate I in Information Digital Media and Technology

This introductory computer skills course designed at a practical level to aide in the development of foundation digital literacy tasks when using a personal computer, a range of software applications and digital devices. This program is designed to be run over a 12 month period and is a more practical hands on version of the Certificate I course many high schools currently run with mainstream senior students.

How the licencing agreement works with State High Schools in Queensland

Schools receive under the licencing agreement:
  • All modified assessment materials and updates to any course materials/training packages to ensure compliance as course requirements are constantly changing
  • A generic TAS that QCAA has approved that schools will be required to modify for the clientele participating in the Certificate course
  • Invitations for trainers and assessors to attend all SETA moderation and validation days

Schools will be required to send the Change of Scope of Registration form with the applicable courses they wish to run to QCAA by the end of the term as well as a sample TAS and outline how human resourcing is achieved in terms of Qualified Trainer and Assessor's and qualification mapping/achievement for delivery. If you have any questions around qualifying staff and TAE's please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please note: Schools can not pick competencies, you will be required to use the ones for the units already written and these will need to be the ones you add to your scope. Please contact for a list.

Where to from here:

You will need to send an initial expression of interest email to SETA clearly outlining:

  • Course you intend to run so that TAS documents can be sent out
  • Approximate enrolment numbers for each course (just to use a guide - final numbers are sent through in 2017

School SEP teachers/HOSES will need to converse with their RTO managers to discuss qualification requirements with regards to TAE’s and these being compulsory as of 2016 to be able to deliver certificate courses. If you are wanting information on local RTO's able to deliver this please email me.

In regards to qualifications and mapping these to specific courses there are several options and this will depend on what your school requires with regards to qualification requirements:

  1. The teacher must hold at least the certificate being delivered or above and also have industry currency. You would look to teachers already delivering certificate courses in these areas and also sending that teacher out for several days of industry work placement each year.

  2. The teacher has experience in this field through previous jobs and industry currency. You would need previous employer reports or reports from Industry professionals to state that this person is competent and also send that teacher out for several days of industry work placement each year.

  3. The teacher does not have any technical experience but has an interest in the area. You would use a combination of principal reports for competencies that can be signed off from the work that correlates with what the teachers do in their current role, send them to our 1 days workshops where Industry come in and practically assess teacher on some competencies that are being delivered that can not be signed off and also send that teacher out for several days work placement each year.

If you have any further questions contact:

Kacie Howard

RTO Manager

Special Education Training Alliance


ph: 37140633

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