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Frequently Asked Questions


Are your courses nationally recognised?

Yes. CBD College is a 100% Australian owned training organisation. Our training programs are nationally recognised. We specialise in providing intensive training programs to achieve timely and cost effective solutions for our clients. We are a Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID: 91399).

What do I wear?

Neat and tidy comfortable clothing is required to be worn.

Can I seek credits for other units already achieved?

Yes. Obtaining credit for units already achieved is possible but candidates must have the exact unit name and unit code for this to be granted. An earlier version of any of the listed units in our qualifications will not count towards credit. You must hold the current unit in order for credit to be granted. If a candidate is successful in being granted a credit, the saving for them may be a saving in time and will not result in the course fee being reduced.

Do you have a dedicated booking office?

In Sydney, we do. We are one of Sydney's largest vocational trainers and we have a dedicated booking office on level 10 of the Dymocks Building, George St Sydney. For other cities, please visit www.cbdcollege.edu.au for booking details.

How do I pay for the course?

Payments need to be made for our classes with a credit card online (our site is highly secure - payment is made via the Commonwealth Bank), or call us on 1300 616 218 and pay by credit card over the phone, or by coming to our Sydney office Mon-Fri 9am-5pm at the above address to pay by cash, EFTPOS or credit card. Bookings for our courses prior to the day of the course are essential and candidates cannot be enrolled without paying first.

Does the advertised price include the workbooks and all materials I need?

Yes, everything is included. Workbooks, ebooks etc are all included. You do not have to worry about "surprising extras" once you start with us.

What do I bring to the class?

Just bring yourself, your laptop (for Certificate IV, Diploma and Adv Diploma courses), and some writing material if you want to take any notes during the course. Our classes start promptly so don’t be late!

Do I need to bring a laptop to class?

For Certificate IV, Diploma and Adv Diploma courses, you must bring a laptop which is wi-fi enabled and has Microsoft word installed. You will need moderate computer skills to complete the assessments involved.

What do I get when I graduate?

After you have completed your assessments and have been deemed Competent, you will receive a nationally recognised Record of Transcript and Certificate issued by CBD College Pty Ltd.

How do I know your trainers are the best in the business?

We have a long history of academic discipline. See more about us here

Do I need to do anything before coming to my course?

For TAE40116, First Aid and our coffee courses, there is online learning involved which needs to be completed before you attend your course.

If I am a trainer/assessor in the VET sector, do I need to upgrade from TAE40110 to TAE40116?

According to the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) (Amendment 2017), by 31.3.19 all trainers and assessors in Australia will need to ensure that they hold: 

[1] TAE40110 + TAELLN411 (or older TAELLN401A) + TAEASS502 (or older TAEASS502A or TAEASS502B)  or

[2] TAE40116

If you already hold TAE40110, the easiest option is to hold TAELLN411 and TAEASS502.

Do you offer TAELLN411 and TAEASS502 courses?

We offer both units either online or in a face to face course in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

How do I upgrade to TAE40116?

We offer a TAE40110 to TAE40116 Upgrade course online and in a face to face course.

What are my options for TAE40110 to TAE40116 Upgrade?

If you hold TAE40110, to remain compliant, you have two options:

Option 1: Fast Upgrade to make your TAE40110 compliant: Add TAELLN411 and TAEASS502 as single units to your TAE40110 (You won't end up with a TAE40116, but under the Standards, you don't have to hold a TAE40116).

Option 2: TAE40110 to TAE40116 Upgrade Course: You will hold TAE40116 so long as you also hold TAE40110 and hold a current elective as well as TAELLN411 and TAEASS502.  If you do not hold TAELLN411 and TAEASS502, you will need to complete these before enrolling in the TAE40110 to TAE40116 Upgrade course. Your transcript for TAE40110 will list the units you hold.

I want to upgrade to TAE40116 – how do I do that?

Background - When TAE40110 was superseded by TAE40116, not only did TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills and TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools become core units, some of the existing core units are included as non-equivalent core units in the new qualification.

What is the TAE40116 Upgrade course?

This course bridges the gaps between those abovementioned old core units in the TAE40110 and their non-equivalent counterparts in TAE40116.

Who is the TAE40116 Upgrade course aimed at?

Those students holding TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment who have achieved the units TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills and TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools either at the time of doing their original TAE40110 or afterwards as single units AND who want a new qualification issued to them bearing the code and name TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

What are the options for TAE40116 Upgrade course?

We offer this course either online or in a face to face course in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Important Note: If you hold TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and you have the units TAELLN411 and TAEASS502, you have satisfied the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) (Amendment 2017), so you do not need to enrol in this course. This is only for students wishing to hold a TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.