Student Pre enrolment information / Student Manual
Welcome to Boat Jetski Licence.
This information is pertaining to your rights, obligations and processes involved in both Vocational Education (VET) and the ‘Boatsafe’ training scheme for obtaining your Recreational Marine Drivers Licence and Personal Watercraft Licence in Queensland.
You the student, are the most important part of our business and so we aim to keep you informed about all aspects of your training and assessment experience with Boat Jetski Licence.
Boat Jetski Licence is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Boatsafe Training Organisation (BTO) and as such have processes and procedures developed to deliver quality training and assessment services for our clients. Boat Jetski Licence strives for not only compliance with both the Australian Quality Training Framework standards and conditions, as well as the Boatsafe Management Standards but aims for excellence in both sectors.
Feedback is at the heart of our continuous improvement processes and we will be seeking your opinion on how we can improve our produces and services.
The mission of Boat Jetski Licence is to enhance safety on our waterways and to support Maritime Safety Queensland by providing quality education, training and promoting good seamanship within our licensing course and other qualifications in accordance with the National Training Packages. As our Policies, procedures and documents are under constant review, Boat Jetski Licence reserves the right to amend any document or process to suit the needs of the training organisation as required. All amendments will be in accordance with legislation governing RTOs and BTOs
Two elements that you should be familiar with prior to commencing training are:
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Mutual recognition or Credit Transfer.
For information on these please refer to the relevant section below.
Boat Jetski Licence complies with all relevant local, state and federal government regulations and requirements with reference to the conduct of its business purpose(s). All relevant legislative and regulatory requirements relating to Boat Jetski Licence are incorporated in the Organisation’s policies and procedures. Further information on legislation is available on the State government web site www.legislation.qld.gov.au.
Access and Equity
Boat Jetski Licence (BJL) courses are congruent with access and equity, as they have the flexibly to cater for individuals from all social, cultural, and educational situations.
BJL Access and Equity Policy is highly considered when applying course selection procedures and assessment practices. This is done to ensure equality of opportunity, regardless of age, gender, social or educational background.
Course design and delivery observes the principles of equal opportunity. This involves avoiding both direct and indirect discrimination against any potential students.
For a copy of the Access and Equity Policy please consult your trainer or refer to the policies and procedures document.
Boat Jetski Licence Code of Conduct
- Proposed subjects/modules are to be taught according to the course documentation. No changes are to be made without prior approval of the Director
- Assessments are to be conducted for all stated competencies.
- Assessments are equitable for all persons, taking into account individual needs relevant to the assessment.
- Students will, at all times, be treated with respect and dignity.
- Professionalism, strong work ethics and empathy must always underpin the treatment of students.
Candidate Code of Conduct
All students attending our courses have an expectation placed on them by Boat Jetski Licence staff that they will not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time, conduct themselves in a orderly manner, show consideration to fellow candidates & trainer, demonstrate motivation to achieve the competencies required and not be disruptive to the learning environment created by our trainers. At all times during the course students have a “Duty of Care” that requires you to consider your own and the safety of others to avoid any injuries or discomfort. At all times follow the instructions given to you by our trainer/master, wait to be instructed when to board and disembark from the boat and remain seated at all times whilst the boat is underway. When on our training boat or jet ski (PWC) especially you must consider safety first at all times. The practical training and assessment when operating our supplied or your private jet ski (PWC) you must wear the provided PFD (personal flotation device) Type 2 supplied by us or your own PFD 2 or 3 as applicable to the area of operations. All instructions/directions given to you by our trainers must be followed at all times on the water for your own, fellow student and trainer safety. Workplace Health and Safety Guidelines must be considered and adhered to at all times during your course.
Boat Jetski Licence undertakes to provide its clients with all appropriate assistance in order to achieve their training goals with Boat Jetski Licence. We have access to welfare and support services to aid any prospective student for any purpose on the provision that such assistance does not contravene the competency standards or regulatory requirements for the qualification being sought and is financially and practically viable to do so.
When investigating the level of assistance available to candidates, Boat Jetski Licence must adhere to the principles of:
Competency Based Assessment (CBA) incorporates all aspects of skill performance, including problem solving and the capacity to apply skills and knowledge in both familiar and new situations. Assessment of competence involves the assessment of skills and knowledge combined.
Assessment will comply with the four principles of validity, reality, reliability and flexibility. The assessment process needs to address the cultural, language, literacy and numeracy needs of students. As such assessment can be modified to suit the individual needs of a student (as long as the modifications do not contradict the competency requirements)
Please note that as Boat Jetski Licence’s primary business is associated with licensing and as such there is a Medical Declaration that must be completed which stipulates that medical conditions that would inhibit the ability to safety navigate a vessel will require a medical clearance. For more information on this please consult The Maritime Safety Queensland Website or contact a Boat Jet ski Licence representative.
Enrolment and Admission Procedures
Prior to the commencement of any course, candidates will be provided with:
A course outline indicating units of work, units of competency, assessment requirements, and items required from the candidate, Cost, course inclusions and duration.
RPL processes and procedures
Complaints procedures and processes
Codes of practice
Vocational outcomes and opportunities
Credit transfer processes and procedures
Prior to commencement of any course, all students will be required to complete the registration details and Medical Declaration located on the front page of the course assessment booklet.
Competency-based assessment is the process of collecting evidence and making judgments about whether or not you have the knowledge and skills to meet the performance criteria required in the workplace. For example are you able to use a marine radio competently?
With this type of assessment you will be given more than one opportunity to gain competency in particular units of competency or learning outcomes, and be expected to demonstrate the competency (is) in a variety of situations/contexts.
As Boat Jetski Licence’s primary function is the provision of training and assessment in marine training in order to obtain an Recreational Marine Drivers Licence (RMDL) through the Boatsafe training scheme, the assessments undertaken comprise of two main assessment pieces.
A written test comprising of multiple choice questions which is designed to test the specific knowledge of the content which is to be applied in the practical scenario.
An “on the water” practical task where candidates must apply the required knowledge in a practical application and demonstrate the practical skills required to meet the competencies of both the ‘Boatsafe’ training package and the vocational competencies listed below.
It is important to note that trainers will use other evidence to ascertain competence such as oral questioning, activities, anecdotal observations and electronic/web based study. Where these are used the trainer will inform the candidate and log this evidence against the candidate’s profile.
Complaints and Appeals
If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the assessment of your competencies, you have the right to appeal the decision.
The first person you should discuss your complaint with is your trainer. If you are unhappy with their decision you may complain to the Director Mr Bryce Fletcher. If you are still not satisfied you can make a formal complaint to either Maritime Safety Queensland for Boatsafe matters or The Department of Education and Training for RTO matters. Trainers must provide this information upon request.
Recognition of qualifications issued by other RTO’s (Recognition)
As a part of It’s RTO conditions of registration Boat Jetski Licence recognises the AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any other RTO. Nationally endorsed Training Packages and Australian Qualifications Training Framework (AQTF) accredited courses are subject to recognition.
Recognition is critical to the operation of a nationally consistent vocational education and training system and is a key principle underlying the Australian Quality Training Framework ensuring decisions in relation to vocational education and training have national effect.
Requirements for recognition of AQTF qualifications and Statements of Attainment is given to staff via the policy and procedures manual, VET Trainer Handbook and through staff meetings.
Recognition of Prior Learning
RPL means getting credit for what you know - no matter where or how you learnt it - if your knowledge and skills are of the same standard as required in your vocational course.
RPL will allow you to:
¨ progress through the course at a faster rate
¨ do only new work (and not repeat the work in which you are already competent)
have your knowledge and skill level formally recognised