Good afternoon Dean, thank you for your time today in relation to the opportunity of your members completing a Certificate III and/or IV in Horticulture, Production Horticulture or Agriculture, free of charge *. As promised, please see attached details of the courses with the units currently available. Units can be tailored to suit your memberís training needs. Below is also an outline of the financial incentives available should anybody participate in the training. Please note that your employees may actually be eligible to commence two free courses per annum so we could structure a training program to include a Certificate IV also.



* Please note that below is indicative of Victoria and South Australia specifically, however, each Stateís legislation is different so training and funding options would be discussed on a state by state basis to ensure accurate information is provided.



Workplace Assessment and Training Combined (Workplace Assessment and gap training combined for existing employees)



- Minimum numbers 5-10 within a Region

- Course Duration 10-12 weeks

- Enrolment pack distributed and course commences when enrolment form received back and candidate eligible to participate

- First two weeks will consist of evidence/data collection to satisfy course requirements

- Questionnaire/checklist completed and Assessor visits within approximately two weeks from enrolment to finalise documentation, review evidence/data and complete OHS module

- Three-Four visits during the period to enable Assessor to observe skills

- Certificate will be issued upon satisfaction of the course content

- Employees must be an Australian Citizen or an Australian Resident ie principal residency is Australia.

- Employees must not have a qualification equal to or higher than the one they are applying for



Traineeship (only available to new employees**)



- For a new employee completing a Certificate the employer will receive incentive up to $4,000 per employee (one payment per employee only)

- Trainee receives a total of up to $5500, in installments, up to completion

- Minimum trainees is 5-10 within a Region

- Course Duration 7 - 12 months

- An Assessor will visit approximately once a month for the duration of the course

- Certificate will be issued upon satisfaction of the course content

- Employees must be an Australian Citizen or an Australian Resident ie principal residency is Australia.

- Employees must not have a qualification equal to or higher than the one they are applying for



(** New employee is an employee that has been employed for three months or less on a full time basis or 12 months or less on a part time or casual basis)

This is a fantastic Government initiative for your memberís to not only add value to their business by having a qualified team but also enable the employees to have their skills formerly recognised. The flexibility of the course allows convenience to their team, reduces disruption as well as achieving the highest quality learning outcomes and the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences.

Northed International College (RTO No. 22179) will be carrying out the Government funded Certificate of choice. Northed are aligned with Top End Training who are located in Northern Territory, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia and pride themselves in being the leading providers of industry based training. Please visit the websites to get a feel for their organisation and the services they provide: http://www.topendtraining.edu.au/public/welcome.html / http://www.northed.edu.au



Please note that Northed are very flexible with the delivery of the course and understand that it may be difficult for all candidates to stop work for a period of time, therefore, training can be carried out weekends, out of hours, as a group or as convenient for their team members. They also understand that the course is quite generic and are happy to work to tailor the course as much as allowable to better reflect your industry. There is an expectation that the students compete some of the work in their own time, as it is self-paced.



Please be assured that paperwork throughout the training process is minimal and the enrolment process has been structured to have minimum impact on administration staff. In fact, initially all we will need is their name, address and DOB and ID to help confirm their eligibility.

I trust this is of interest to you and your members and look forward to discussing the opportunity in more detail. If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to the possibility of working with you and your members soon.

Kind Regards

Samantha Petworth

0411 662 329

If anybody is keen give Samantha a call