Student Experience:


"As I haven't been at school for years I was apprehensive. All I can say is Wow! I loved the simplicity of IAscend's blended learning system. Minimised class time, relevant questions to answer after watching to the point videos in my own time. No secrets, no stress just easy to understand, to the point materials and very supportive people. Well done."
- JD

"The training I was given at IAscend has really helped me and I can't thank you enough, as I love my new job. Thanks for the training and everything. To be honest I am actually shy but for some reason the atmosphere at IAscend made me come out of my shell. Now I feel more confident."
- Ruth

Construction Courses

Traffic Control Course Theory and Practical

For people wishing to control traffic on public and private roads, this is the course for you. Learn to use the stop-slow bat and implement a traffic management plan while ensuring traffic flow is maintained and the safety of the public and workers is minimised. This is ideal knowledge and skills for the protection of construction sites, workers and the general public.

This course is held over 2 days, day 1 is theory, day 2 is practical, usually on a Saturday. With the practical class held the following Saturday.  

Units Covered:

  • RIIWHS205D Control traffic with stop-slow bat
  • RIIWHS302D Implement traffic management plan

During this theory course you will cover many areas such as, but not limited to:

  • Site and equipment safety requirements
  • Traffic management plans
  • Traffic control signage and barricades
  • Basic signalling
  • Signs and devices
  • Radio operations
  • State and territory traffic management legislation
  • Potential hazards
  • Equipment types, characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations
  • Site isolation and traffic control responsibilities and authorities
  • Effects of travel speed and vehicle mass on stopping distances
  • JSAs/Safe work method statement

Refresher training is available. If seeking a refresher you must bring a completed logsheet with 3 traffic set-ups you have completed in the last 12 months. Our office can send you this document. This should be signed off by your supervisor. We will ring your supervisor to confirm these. 

Photo ID is required: You will be required to present photo ID on the day of training.

PLEASE NOTE: The course fees are $350 ($160 for the theory session and $190 for the practical session). Fees must be paid prior to attending the training sessions. This covers both units of competency. If you have been approved for refresher training by head office, the cost of the course will be $160.00. 

Practical requirements:

To complete these units you are required to participate in three (3) live traffic projects, one involving construction vehicles. Our course includes a practical training workshop, giving you ‘On Road’ experience increasing your employment opportunities.

After the theory portion of the course you can either complete this through work experience with a traffic control company or with iAscend at our Practical Training facility.

This practical session is a separate session with a course fee of $190 (as above). It will allow you to gain invaluable practical experience before starting in the workforce.

Please bring your medicare card and drivers license (or Australian Passport) to class as we need this evdience to issue you with a unique student identifier (USI), check eligiblity for government funding and issue you a certificate.

Off-site Training

Please book in with Richard from Head Office prior to it commencing, Richard will send the employer an invoice and collect full payment prior to the session.

Minimum numbers of 10 (if students drop out will still be charged for 10 minimum)

Funds can be refunded if cancellation are more than 48 hours’ notice in advance

If you need to reschedule training date, with less than 48 hours’ notice this will incur a $450 charge – to cover trainer costs

Course in Workplace Spotting for Service Assets 22195VIC

This course will teach a person how to safely observe the operation of a mobile plant and to warn the equipment operator when they are about to encroach into the ‘No Go Zones’ surrounding an overhead or underground asset.

Unit covered:

VU20834 Observe for the safe operation of plant and equipment around overhead and underground assets.

The course fee is $215.

During this course you will cover many areas such as, but not limited to:

  • The roles and responsibilities of a spotter
  • OH&S requirements
  • ‘No Go Zones’
  • Identify and address hazards and how they impact site operations
  • Industry standards and required documentation
  • Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)

Prerequisites (must be sent to the iAscend office and approved prior to undertaking training)

  • A minimum of 18 years of age to align with WorkSafe requirements, and
  • A current First Aid Certificate, and
  • A current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate, and
  • Statement of attainments, operator’s ticket or certificate of competency for items of plant. Plant Knowledge course can be completed if no Plant items have been attained.

When this evidence is received and spotters’ training has been completed, a registration card will be generated by ESV (Energy Safe Victoria) and sent to that person’s residential address.

PLEASE NOTE: Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) does not allow us to commence training without first receiving copies of your prerequisits for approval by the head office. Please email them direct to info@iascend.edu.au. 

 

Please bring your medicare card and drivers license (or Australian Passport) to class as we need this evdience to issue you with a unique student identifier (USI), check eligiblity for government funding and issue you a certificate.

Group Bookings 

Please book in with Richard from Head Office prior to it commencing, Richard will send the employer an invoice and collect full payment prior to the session. We will need copies of all students prerequisites prior to conducting the session. 

Minimum numbers of 10 (if students drop out will still be charged for 10 minimum)

Funds can be refunded if cancellation are more than 48 hours’ notice in advance

If you need to reschedule training date, with less than 48 hours’ notice this will incur a $450 charge – to cover trainer costs. 

White Card Course (Construction Induction) CIC

Previously known as the Red or White Card, this course includes skills and knowledge required to work safely in the Construction Industry. Completing a White Card Course can open many doors for you!

Unit covered:

  • CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the Construction Industry

During this course you will cover many areas such as, but not limited to:

  • Relevant Legislation and Industry Regulations
  • Construction Hazards and Control Measures
  • OHS Communications, Information and Reporting Methods
  • OHS Incident Response Procedures

Once your White Card Course has been completed, your details are uploaded to WorkSafe Victoria, where they will also issue you a Construction Induction Card.

To book your place please call the office and pay prior to the course commencing, cost is $160.00. 

 

Please bring your medicare card and drivers license (or Australian Passport) to class as we need this evidence to issue you with a unique student identifier (USI), check eligibility for government funding and issue you a certificate.


To find our more about completing a White Card Course, please contact us.

Traffic Control Refresher Course Traffic Refresher

Refresher training involves attending only 1 of 2 days of the full traffic course. You only need to attend the theory training session (Day 1), you will need to submit other evidence prior to this session to ensure you are eligible for a refresher

Those participating in refresher training do not need to attend the practical training session as they can complete the practical assessment in their own workplace.

You can apply for a refresher course if:

  • You hold current (within 3 years)  traffic tickets (RIIWHS205D Control traffic with stop-slow bat and RIIWHS302D)  - we must have a copy of this on file to be able to assess as comp and issue cert, and
  • You have been working in the industry within the last 12 months  and can complete the practical assessment with an employer

You must still complete the practical assessment for 3 traffic management plans you have implemented with your employer. Employer and supervisor to sign off on all aspects of the assessment and submit this to our office. 

iAscend to will call your employer and supervisor to verify the jobs undertaken and ascertain competency.

Please bring your medicare card and/or drivers license to class as we need this evdience to issue you with a unique student identifier (USI) and issue you a certificate. 

 

Offsite Group Bookings 

These must be booked in with the head office (Richard) via the employer prior to it commencing, Richard will send employer invoice and collect full payment prior to the off-site session.

Minimum numbers of 10 (if students drop out will still be charged for 10 minimum)

Funds can be refunded if cancellation are more than 48 hours’ notice in advance

If you need to reschedule training date, with less than 48 hours’ notice this will incur a $450 charge – to cover trainer costs

If refresher – all must have valid  ticket (last 3 years – can give 3 month leeway if still working)

If refresher – the employer must be able to verify that each refresher students has completed 3 TMP set-up in last 12 months competently and sign off on this

If yes to both a and b – send the practical logbooks to employer in advance to get them to sign them, or they can do them on the day

If full- course they need to complete off-site trainign resource checklist– if workplace meets the requirements  we can do at their site, if no Tuscan court for practical


LN Support for Construction workers LN Support

NO cost for eligible individuals

If students undertaking a course with iAscend require addittional support in Literacy or Numeracy we have customised industry specific courses designed to help you in your studies, in the workplace and to gain employment.

These will help you improve core skills in reading, writing, communications, numeracy and even information technology.

The support course is funded by the Victorian Training Guarentee and is accessible for eligible individuals.  Please note this will count as one of your two funded courses you can enrol in for the year. 

Eligiblity 

Australian or Permanent resident, or New Zealand Citizen 

Do not hold a Diploma or higher qualification

Have not enrolled in more than 1 other funded course this year

Are not completing more than one other funded course at this current time 

Are not receiving core skills training in other sectors