Sterling Business College has been providing vocational training to Australian students since 1996.
We’re proud of our reputation of being “Perth’s Friendly College” and enjoy sharing in the success of our graduates as they move directly into the workforce or progress to a university after completing a Sterling Business College course.
- If you’ve completed 10 or 11 years of schooling, you’ll normally begin at Certificate II or III level.
- If you’ve completed 12 years of schooling, you may choose to start at Certificate IV or Diploma level.
- If you are a mature-aged student, your work and life experience will be considered. Please speak to one of our counsellors on the appropriate course for you.
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COURSE DATES 2014
|Intake Dates 2014||Term Dates 2014|
|10 February||Term 1||10 February to 11 April|
|5 May||Term 2||5 May to 4 July|
|28 July||Term 3||28 July to 26 September|
|13 October||Term 4||13 October to 12 December|
The On-Campus Secondary Secondary School Program allows secondary school students to start their vocational training with Sterling Business College while they are still completing their secondary schooling.
The college has worked successfully with schools for a number of years, providing oncampus training in a variety of courses such as Business, Children’s Services, Education Support, Graphic Design and Tourism.
Over the past two programs, 170 school students have undertaken on-campus training at the college, with 97.6% of those students receiving a full or partial qualification.
For School Co-ordinators – If you’d like more information on our VET in Schools programs, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Australian Government has announced a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Initiative to improve the quality and uptake of RPL assessments for early childhood professionals. The Government recognises that early childhood educators in rural and remote locations face additional barriers accessing RPL. As such, an RPL Assessment Grants program has been established to provide assistance for existing, experienced early childhood educators in these locations to access RPL assessments and have the opportunity for their skills to be recognised as meeting all, or part of the requirements, of a formal qualification.
In March 2012, Sterling Business College (SBC) was selected as a DEEWR Registered RPL Assessor as part of the National RPL Initiative, enabling early childhood services to be eligible for RPL Assessment Grants that contribute to the travel costs associated with conducting RPL assessments for rural and remote areas.
In the 2011-12 Budget the Australian Government announced $9.2 million for a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) initiative to improve the quality and uptake of RPL assessments for early childhood professionals. The RPL initiative will make it easier for early childhood educators to obtain or upgrade their qualifications to achieve the minimum qualification requirements set out in the National Quality Standard.
SBC is a registered training organisation with over 16 years of experience in successfully training community service workers in WA, and offers Nationally Recognised Training and RPL to Diploma level in Children’s Services.
What are the RPL Assessment Grants?
From March 2012 until June 2015, 2000 RPL Assessment Grants per year of up to $1125 for rural and remote early childhood educators will be available to contribute to out-of-pocket expenses associated with accessing and RPL assessment such as accommodation, travel costs and meals etc. The specific RPL assessment fee and/or the cost of enrolling in the qualification is not covered.
The following early childhood service types are eligible to receive grant funding:
- Long Day Care
- Family Day Care
- Outside School Hours Care
- Budget Based Funded Services
There are two types of grants claims which can be made:
- Service claims – made by services where an RPL assessor travels to service to conduct an RPL assessment
- Individual Claims – made by an early childhood educator where the individual travels to the RPL assessor
Grants are only available if the RPL assessments are undertaken by DEEWR Registered RPL Assessors using the new national RPL assessment tools.
The maximum grant payable is $1125 (for individual claims) or $1125 per eligible early childhood educator (for service claims). All grant funding will be paid to the service on behalf of the early childhood educators. Payments will only be made once the costs of accessing an RPL assessment have been incurred and supporting documentation has been provided to DEEWR.