An unofficial guide to learning the technical science behind technical: planning, design and management.
For further information refer to Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) , and for national training packages and required competences across design and engineering occupations refer to http://www.training.com.au . Not sure what is avialable from training.com.au, this site has taken over from the National Training and Information Service (NTIS). The training packages provided useful details for reference when preparing a report for recognition of prior learning (RPL). Under the AQF it is not necessary to attend a college/institute of Technical and further education (TAFE) or a registered training organisation (RTO) and waste time studying what you already know: simply need to provide evidence of having achieved the required competences, and get an RTO or similar to accept recognition of prior learning prior to issuing the AQF award. For persons with a great deal of on the job learning and training and no formal certification of such learning, RPL enables obtaining the qualifications which may be required to get promotion or a new job. Especially important where businesses have shutdown, and employees now having difficulty getting back into the same type of work because they don't have the right piece of paper.