Course Suitability Self-Evaluation

It is important that you read and consider the following information to determine your course selection suitability. AOT wants to ensure that you are enrolling in a course that is suitable and that you are aware of what will be expected of you.

  • I have read the course information and know what units are in the course.
  • I have chosen a course at a suitable AQF level.
  • I understand how online training works.
  • I have a suitable computer/laptop and meet the technology requirements to complete the course.
  • I have the computer skills necessary to complete the course.
  • I have the sufficient language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills to complete the course.
  • I do not have any disabilities that exclude me from participating in my course.
  • I am able to put time aside to study every week.
  • I am able to work independently and will seek assistance if required.

AQF levels

AQF levels and the AQF levels criteria are an indication of the relative complexity and/or depth of achievement and the autonomy required to demonstrate that achievement. For more information go to

As a general rule the following applies:

Certificate II level courses are for entry-level positions. This is suitable for people who have not been in the workforce at all or for a long time e.g. junior office assistant.

Certificate III level courses are designed for people working under direct supervision. This is suitable for people who wish to move up from entry level positions or change careers e.g. receptionist, accounts clerk, personal assistant.

Certificate IV level courses are for those at team leaders/supervisor level. This is suitable for people who want to advance their careers or expand their skills and knowledge e.g. office administrator, team leader, project officer, HR assistant.

Diploma level courses are for people at management level positions. This is suitable for professionals and people wanting to advance to management positions e.g. executive officer, project manager, HR manager. If you are applying for enrolment in a diploma level qualification and are under 18 years of age, you must have completed and provide your year 12 high school certificate prior to enrolment.

How does online training work?

Once you are enrolled you will be sent your username and password to the online learning management system, sauceLMS. If you are completing a full qualification you will be required to complete an LLN assessment before commencing your course.

Your course is broken up into units. Each unit has content for you to read and assessments that you must complete. Once you have submitted an assessment, which is marked within 10 business days, your assessor will provide feedback on every question. You have three (3) attempts to gain 100% pass mark on each assessment and you must satisfactorily complete all assessments in that unit to be deemed competent.

Once all the units in your course are marked as competent, you will be issued with a certificate if you have completed a full qualification, or statement of attainment if you have completed a short course. is the official national register of information on training packages, qualifications, courses, units of competency and registered training organisations (RTOs).

To read more about the qualification or units you are interested in follow these steps

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the course or unit code into the ‘Nationally recognised training’ ‘Quick search’ box.
  3. Click search

Course requirements

Learners will need:

  • Sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course
  • Basic computer skills
    • Knowledge of common computing terms and word processing
    • Proficiency with web browser software and sending/receiving an email including an email with attachment
    • Familiarity with navigating the Internet

Technology requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or higher (recommended); MAC OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher (recommended)
  • CPU: Min. of 2 GB of RAM, Min. of 2 GB of spare disk space is recommended
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz processor or higher (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Monitor with at least 1024×768 screen resolution
  • Internet access: Minimum ADSL1 with a speed of at least 3 Mbps
  • An email address that is unique to you and that you will maintain throughout your enrolment
  • Headset (or speakers and microphone) and webcam
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) or similar software
  • Up-to-date web browser version