Frequently Asked Questions

See below for answers to some of our frequently asked questions. If you need more information please contact us.

About Australis College & our courses

Our programs are authored by teams of experienced practitioners, based on industry input, and continuously updated. (No off the shelf content written by a jack of all trades). Delivery is via an engaging online environment which including video, links, live chat, live classrooms, and interactive and downloadable tools. (Not a bunch of PDF’s or PowerPoint). Training and assessing are provided by Australian industry experienced practitioners with real-world experience. (No offshoring to people who haven’t even worked in the industry).

Yes, we are a Registered Training Organisation (31518) license to deliver a wide range of nationally recognised Units, Skill Sets, Certificates and Diplomas. In addition, our courses have been accredited and/or recognised by various Industry Associations, Employer Groups and Universities.

Some courses require you to complete a certain number of hours of practical placement (work experience) to obtain your qualification. The requirements vary between courses so please refer to the specific course you are interested in for more details.

Our courses are primarily delivered online, which usually includes live chat, live online classrooms, private meetings, inbox messaging and/or phone. Note some courses do require attendance at face to face sessions. For full details please refer to the specific course information pages.

One of the best things about studying online is flexibility. Study as suits you, be it intense short sessions between your other commitments, or whole day sessions if you prefer. However, please remember that all courses still have a stage and/or final submission deadlines you need to complete within. These deadlines vary so please refer to the funding options for the course that interests you for more details.

It depends on how much time you commit to your study and whether you have any existing knowledge. Many students complete faster than the official duration, and all students should be able to comfortably finish within the official duration. We do, however, understand that life can sometimes get in the way, so if your enrolment does expire before you graduate, there are usually discounted re-enrolment options available if you do decide to re-enrol in any units you didn’t get to complete. This varies depending on the course and funding options used.

Support & getting the most from your course

Most courses have multiple options for paying tuition fees.

Please note, for any option involving debt and repayments, we recommend you first obtain personal advice from an appropriately licensed financial planner.

VET Student Loans is a loan offered to eligible applicants by the Australian government, to help cover tuition fees. Please note, we only recommend VSL if you cannot use the more immediate and lower-cost payment options. Click here for VET Student Loan details. 

Online Skills Assessment & LLN

LLN is ‘Language, Literacy and Numeracy’, which are core skills you will need to complete your course.

This forms part of the Australis College application process to help:

  • Determine your suitability for the course that you have selected.
  • Assist Australis College to identify any additional support or preparatory skills you may require.

It is simply a series of questions to determine your skill level in the areas of reading and numeracy.

As an RTO (Registered Training Organisation) we are committed to ensuring we provide you with the best chance of success in your course.

The results of the Skills Assessment allow us to see if there are any areas where you may require extra support, either as part of your own preparation for commencing study, or additional support to be provided as you move through your course.

If you are using VET Student Loan as a payment option, the Department of Education and Training requires you as part of the application process, to:

  • Provide a copy of your Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (Completion of Year 12).


  • Provide evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction was English);


  • Complete the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) Online Skills Assessment, and achieve an exit level 3 in both reading and numeracy.

If you are not applying for VET Student Loans assistance, you may be directed by our team to complete the Australis College Skills Assessment (LLN test) if required. This is a series of questions, aligned to the qualification you have selected. Our Student Support team will discuss the process with you.

If you wish to use VET Student Loans Assistance, under the Department rules, you must provide a copy of your Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (Year 12 completion) OR evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English).

For those applying for VET Student Loans Assistance, we can only accept a report generated by VET Student Loan approved LLN tests such as the Core Skills Profile for Adults Skills Assessment, the Basic Key Skills Builder Assessment, Safe Work Resources Assessment (LLN Robot) Tool or the VETASSESS Test and they must have been completed within a three (3) month period prior to applying with us to be accepted.

If you wish to apply for VET Student Loans assistance, then yes. This assessment is a government requirement that all VET Student Loans Assistance training providers must ask applicants to complete and pass if they cannot provide an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (Year 12 completion) or evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English). Please note that not all training providers will call it an LLN test, skills assessment, or CSPA etc. but right now this requirement is the same one for all VET Student Loan Assistance training providers.

No, there is no fee for completing this assessment as part of the application process.

If you are required to complete the Skills Assessment you will be sent a link and log on details. Please note you will need to access a computer to complete the Skills Assessment.

The Skills Assessment for both Numeracy and Reading may take up to 1.5 hours, but there is no time limit.

You can also attempt questions, save your answers and come back to review your attempt later.

Remember – the quicker you get through the Skills Assessment, the quicker we can process your results and have you start your course.
You may notice that the questions become progressively harder.

Remember – This is not designed to make you feel bad, or stress you, but to assess your maximum skills level.

Everybody gets some of the questions wrong!

Remember – The questions you get right are used to determine your reading and numeracy level. None of the Australis College courses requires you to get all of the questions correct.

You will receive an email report of your Skills Assessment results and the Australis College Student Support team will contact you to discuss the next steps.

For those students applying for VET Student Loans Assistance to enrol into a Diploma program or above the Department require exit level 3 for both reading and numeracy.

We will go through the results with you to explain where there may be gaps. As a VET Student Loan Assistance applicant you will not be able to enrol into the Diploma unless exit level 3 is reached for both reading and numeracy. We will, however, offer you the opportunity to re-sit the Skills Assessment at an appropriate time in the future, and some options to assist you to improve your skill level in the area required.

You will have a copy of the Skills Assessment results which you will be able to take with you to any other training provider. It is up to the other provider to tell you whether they will accept the report you have already generated.

If you wish to enrol into another course with Australis College and apply for VET Student Loans Assistance we will accept that report as part of your enrolment process.

For VET Student Loans Assistance students these links will provide you with any further information needed.


If you can’t locate your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, you can contact the curriculum authority in your state or territory.

Contact details are below:

StateName of CompanyWebsitePhone NumberApprox Cost
QLDQCAA – Qld Curriculum & Assessment AuthorityClick to visit website07 3864 0299$29.80
NSWBOSTES – Board of Studies Teaching & Education StandardsClick to visit website02 9367 8111$42.50
VICVCAAA – Victorian Curriculum & Assessment AuthorityClick to visit website03 9032 1700$28.75
SASACE – South Australian Certificate of EducationClick to visit website08 8204 8791$40.00
NTNT Government – Dept of EducationClick to visit website08 8944 9204$25 – $30
TASTASC – Tasmanian Assessment, Standards & CertificationClick to visit website03 6165 6000$14.80
WASchool Curriculum & Standards Authority Click to visit website08 9273 6794$32.00
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