Frequently Asked Questions

Course Enrolment

Answer:

Tomaree Community College is currently following directions and public health orders from the NSW government in relation to keeping all students and staff safe during this difficult time with COVID – 19.

This includes the current vaccination requirements. All students attending the college must be double vaccinated and show proof of vaccination OR show a copy of their vaccination exemption certificate.

All students will be required to sign in using our QR code OR use the manual sign in sheet provided.

Students will be required to wear a mask while in the classroom and practice good hygiene at all times. This includes using hand sanitiser (provided by the College), and practicing social distancing at all times.

In relation to the current social distancing requirements, we have all been advised to keep 1.5 metres apart, therefore training rooms here at the College have been set up to ensure this distance between each student is achievable.

We encourage that all students take responsibility for their own health and the safety of others during this time.

If you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms including, fever, flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue or shortness of breath, we ask that you contact the College to postpone your training.

If you are waiting on your results from a recent COVID-19 test at the time of your course, we ask that you contact the College to reschedule.

We also ask if you have recently returned from international travel or have been in contact with someone that has, that any training here at the College be postponed.

We encourage all new enrolments at this time to take place either online, or by calling the College directly on (02) 49841011.

For more information about changes to Education, Skills and Employment please visit the Department’s website https://www.education.gov.au/

Answer: All courses run according to sufficient numbers some courses are run with as little as 6 and some as large as 20. You are required to contact the college 2 days prior your course start date for final confirmation.

Answer: Yes to all of the above. An enrolment form is required for each course and each person.

Answer: Yes there are some courses that require pre-reading material and some that require a complete unit of competency e.g. Barista requires food handling as a pre-requisite. You will be notified at enrolment if you are required to do any pre course reading etc.

USI Number

All accredited courses require a USI unique Student Identifier number.

The USI will be available online and at no cost to you. The USI will stay with you for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is undertaken from 1st January 2015.

Why do I need a USI?

You may need to provide evidence of your academic achievements, for example when applying for a job or to undertake further study.

Everyone undertaking nationally recognised VET courses will need to have a USI to receive their statement of attainment or qualification.

Your USI must be provided to Tomaree Community College before you can receive a statement of attainment or qualification. Tomaree Community College will not be allowed to issue your certificate unless we have your USI recorded.

https://www.usi.gov.au/

Answer: On the first night you will be shown to the room allocation for the course.

Refunds

Answer: No once the course has started the funds have been committed and cannot be refunded or transferred.

Answer: No. You can be transferred to the next course in the next term only. You are required to put in writing to the CEO the reason for not being able to attend the course. You are only able to be refunded if you pull out 7 days before the start date.

Premises

Answer: There is designated lined parking for all students at the back of the buildings, alone side the church. The parking opposite the police station in front of the buildings 1 and 2 are for staff, seniors and people with a disability.

Answer: No. There are no facilities/storage areas to keep students belongings safe and undamaged you are required to bring along your course materials to each class.

Answer: Yes if a course is longer than 3 hrs you will have a break and tea and coffee is supplied. If you are enrolled in a long course that runs for a series of weeks you may wish to bring along you own mug for hygiene purposes.

Answer: There is a student’s bay in all buildings with a fridge. There is not any cooking/preparation areas. You may wish to bring prepared food and place in the fridge labelled. There are cups, tea, coffee, and milk only.

Answer: Your course may have been cancelled and you did not ring 2 days prior to confirm you course is running. You will have been sent a phone txt, emailed and message left on an answering service. TCC makes every attempt to contact enrolled students to inform of any changes. There is an after hours mobile number located on the front door of the office.