FAQs :::

What qualifications do you offer?

Orbus3 currently provide training for a range of highly sought after civil construction courses, all nationally accredited qualifications. Talk to us if you have employees who need a formal qualification in plant operations, road construction and maintenance, pipe laying or who want to further their skills by completing higher level qualification.

We offer the following full qualifications

Your staff may have years of experience and so may qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning [RPL].

The RPL process ensures any relevant experience is recognised and your staff only do the training that is necessary to achieve a competency or a qualification.

Training takes place both on and off site under the guidance of one of our highly skilled and accredited trainers.

What about short courses and high risk licences?

Orbus3 also offers a comprehensive range of short courses covering plant operations, health and safety as well as high risk licences.   Maybe you have staff who need to gain a formal Statement of Attainment for a specific piece of plant or area of expertise.

Is there any funding?

If you are an employer whose employee qualifies for state User Choice funding and your employee has worked for you for less than 3 months full-time or 6 months part-time, you can apply for a Federal Apprentice Incentive.  This is currently $1,500 paid after enrolment, and $2,500 paid on completion of the qualification.

If you are an ACT employer whose employee qualifies for state User Choice funding and is enrolled in RII30813 (or RII30815) Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations you will qualify for an Employer Incentive of $2000. This will be paid  after the qualification has been completed.  Contact us to find out more.

What is Smart Mobile Learning?

The nature of the civil construction industry requires its workers to be on the move, and sometimes outside internet coverage.

So we designed Smart Mobile Learning. This innovative training is delivered via a specially configured iPad, supplied by Orbus3. Students use their iPad to access the fully compliant training resources and complete assessments.

Sometimes your civil construction projects are in remote areas with little internet access. No problem – our training resources and assessments can be accessed both online and offline 24/7.

Our trainers are also equipped with the latest mobile technology and regularly visit students on site to provide support and use the latest technology capturing audio and video responses progressively.

What qualifications do you offer?

Orbus3 currently provide training for a range of highly sought after civil construction courses, all nationally accredited qualifications. Talk to us if you need a formal qualification and currently work in plant operations, road construction and maintenance or pipe laying. Or maybe you want to further your skills by completing a higher level qualification.

We offer the following full qualifications 

Your training may also includes Recognition of Prior Learning [RPL], combined with a range of theoretical and practical activities. The RPL process ensures your relevant experience is recognised and you only do the training that is necessary to achieve a competency or a qualification.

Training will take place both on and off site under the guidance of one of our highly skilled and accredited trainers. You will also receive ongoing supervision by your employer to ensure you are getting the experience required to help you achieve your qualification which can take up to three years to attain depending on experience and aptitude.

What short courses and licences do you offer?

You may need to gain a formal Statement of Attainment for a specific piece of plant or area of expertise.

Orbus3 offer a full range of short courses covering plant operations, health and safety as well as high risk licences.

Is there any funding?

The civil construction industry has been identified as an industry that requires priority skills support in Australia. This means the Federal and State Governments, as well as industry bodies, provide support in a variety of ways for those choosing to study in this area.

The amount and level of funding varies and could be available to you. Contact us to find out if you are eligible.

Will my civil construction experience be recognised?

Your training may well include Recognition of Prior Learning [RPL].  The RPL is a very important process that ensures your relevant skills, knowledge and experience are recognised and you only do the training that is necessary to achieve a competency or qualification.

All you need to do is provide various forms of evidence to prove you are competent in any relevant units within the qualification you have chosen.

What does being competent mean?

  • You can perform a task/job/activity to an industry standard
  • You can do it in a consistent way, over time
  • You have sufficient knowledge to enable you to perform it in a range of situations

What are the benefits of RPL?

  • Your skills are formally acknowledged with a nationally recognised qualification
  • You don’t have to waste time studying something you can already do
  • You could open up more career pathways
  • You may complete your qualification more quickly

What will it cost?

  • The cost will vary depending on the qualification and the amount of RPL you undertake
  • You may be required to undertake ‘Gap Training’ to complete the qualification – this is an additional cost to the RPL process
  • Overall the RPL can reduce the cost of your qualification
  • Government contributions or other funding may be available in particular circumstances
  • RPL will never cost you more than the training it replaces and can cost you a lot less – it will certainly take up less of your time

How long will the RPL process take?

Recognition of Prior Learning is a process that does take time.

To have the skills formally recognised in the national system, assessors must make sure you have the skills and knowledge to meet the industry standards. Our trainers assist you through this process. They will follow a comprehensive process that covers the content of all the unit(s) or qualifications you can be recognised for.

What is Smart Mobile Learning?

The nature of the civil construction industry requires its workers to be on the move, and sometimes outside internet coverage. Whether you are building roads, driving heavy plant or laying pipes, you are always on the move. Access to a desk or training room may not always be possible. But you still want to further your career by gaining skills and qualifications.

So we designed Smart Mobile Learning. This innovative training is delivered via a specially configured iPad, supplied by Orbus3. Students use their iPad to access the fully compliant training resources and complete assessments.

Sometimes the civil construction projects are in remote areas with little internet access. No problem – our training resources and assessments can be accessed both online and offline 24/7.

Our trainers are also equipped with the latest mobile technology and regularly visit students on site to provide support and use the latest technology capturing audio and video responses progressively.