The Moreland Group is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) No. 6332 registered under the VET Quality Framework (VQF) within Australia. The Moreland Group offers full Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for all qualifications. Further information on recognition can be found on the Recognition of Prior Learning page.
Qualifications are competency-based awards, with the project management courses being aligned with the National Competency Standards for Project Management (NCSPM).
Details on qualifications and their competencies can be viewed at training.gov.au (TGA), the database on Vocational Education and Training in Australia.
The Moreland Group offers the following nationally accredited qualifications:
- BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice
- BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management
- BSB61218 Advanced Diploma of Program Management
- PSP40616 Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting
- CPC50308 Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)
Information about each of these qualifications can be found under Courses.
What is competence?
The broad concept of industry competency concerns the ability to perform particular tasks and duties to the standard of performance expected in the workplace. Competency requires the application of specified skills, knowledge and attitudes relevant to effective participation in an industry, industry sector or enterprise.
Competency covers all aspects of workplace performance and involves performing individual tasks; managing a range of different tasks; responding to contingencies or breakdowns; and, dealing with the responsibilities of the workplace, including working with others. Workplace competency requires the ability to apply relevant skills, knowledge and attitudes consistently over time and in the required workplace situations and environments. In line with this concept of competency, training packages focus on what is expected of a competent individual in the workplace as an outcome of learning, rather than focusing on the learning process itself.
Learning the key skills, concepts, techniques, tools and practices is only the first part of receiving a qualification. Providing evidence against the relevant competency standards is the second part, and known as the assessment process.
The Assessment Process
Applicants demonstrate their competence primarily by providing evidence of their performance in the workplace. The responsibility for demonstrating evidence of competence rests with the applicant. Some tasks may be assessed by observation through The Moreland Group assessors, while the majority will generate end-product evidence which can be assessed in a portfolio.
As well as an assessment of direct performance evidence from tasks undertaken, applicants will also be assessed on their underpinning knowledge and understanding. An assessment of applicants’ underpinning knowledge and understanding will show that they have a grasp of why a task is carried out in a certain way, not just how.
We also have a second method of assessment (if applicable) which is task based. This method aims to have students undertake projects and assignments that demonstrate their competence against the same performance criteria as a portfolio of work evidence.
All students are assessed only against the relevant competency standards. This helps to ensure that assessment is as objective as possible and free from any assessor bias.