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                                                                                                  at any time by simply clicking on the
                                                                                                  National Training Information Service logo in
                                                                                                  the top-left corner of your screen.



                                                                                                        2.2 How to search for a Unit of
                                                                                                        Competency or Qualification
                                                                                                      To search for a Unit of Competency or
                                                                                                      Qualification, follow the below steps:

                                                                                                      1. Click on the ‘Search’ button from the main
                                                                                                         menu on the NTIS homepage;
                                                                                                      2. Enter the Unit of Competency or
                                                                                                         Qualification name OR code within the
                                                                                                         ‘Search For’ textbox;
                                                                                                      3. Select the ‘Units of Competency’ checkbox
                                                                                                         or the ‘Qualifications’ checkbox from
                                                                                                         under the ‘Search in’ header, depending
                                                                                                         on what you are searching for;
                                                                                                      6. Click on the ‘Search’ button.

                                                                                                      You will then be presented with a list of Units
                                                                                                      of Competency / Qualifications in the search
                                                                                                      results, depending on the information you
 The NTIS Homepage                                                                                    have entered.

                                                  You can browse entire lists of Training             Note: that you will need to download the
 1.0 How to perform a Search                      Packages, State Training Authorities,               entire Training Package to view the unit of
                                                  Industry Skills Councils, Training Package          Competency or Qualification, if you are
The search feature on the ‘Search NTIS’ page
                                                                                                      prompted with a download page. This is only
lets you search under the following               Developers and Registered Training
                                                                                                      required for Training Packages that are not
categories:                                       Organisations within this section.                  yet fully searchable.
        Accredited Courses
                                                                                                      If the Unit of Competency or Qualification is
        Qualifications
                                                   2.0 RTO Scope Items                                from a Training Package that is fully
        Units of Competency
                                                                                                      searchable, then you will be directly
        Training Packages                         Scope items are the list of STA endorsed            presented with the information after clicking
        RTOs                                      training products and services that each RTO        on the relevant title from the search results.
        RTOs by Scope                             can deliver. RTOs are only available to
        State Training Authorities                represent these scope items once they have
        Industry Skills Councils                  STA approval. STA approval is based upon
        Training Package Developers               RTOs conforming to the Australian Quality             2.3 How to search for a list of
                                                  Training Framework guidelines.                        RTOs who deliver a
To perform a search:
                                                                                                        Qualification/Accredited Course
1. Click on the ‘Search’ button from the main
   menu on the NTIS homepage;                                                                         To search for a list of RTOs who deliver a
2. Enter the relevant information and select       2.1 How to search for an RTO                       particular Qualification or Accredited Course,
   the relevant fields within the Search page;                                                        follow the below steps:
                                                  To search for an RTO, follow the below
3. Click on the ‘Search’ button.                  steps:
                                                                                                      1. Click on the ‘Search’ button from the main
                                                                                                         menu on the NTIS homepage;
                                                  1. Click on the ‘Search’ button from the main
                                                                                                      2. Enter the Qualification/Accredited Course
                                                     menu on the NTIS homepage;
 1.1 Search Tips                                                                                         name OR code within the ‘Search For’
                                                  2. Enter the RTO’s name OR code within the
                                                                                                         textbox;
To maximise the effectiveness of your search         ‘Search For’ textbox;
                                                                                                      3. Select the ‘RTOs by Scope’ checkbox
results, you can use the following functions      3. Select the ‘RTOs’ checkbox under the
                                                                                                         under the ‘Search in’ header;
from the NTIS Search page:                           ‘Search in’ header;
                                                                                                      4. Optional: you may select a particular
                                                  4. Optional: you may select a particular
                                                                                                         State/Territory checkbox under the
    Select the ‘Any of these words’ option to        State/Territory checkbox under the
                                                                                                         ‘State/Territory’ header, to find RTOs who
    search for any of the keywords entered;          ‘State/Territory’ header, to narrow your
                                                                                                         deliver training within a State/Territory;
    Select the ‘All of these words’ option to        search;
                                                                                                      6. Click on the ‘Search’ button.
    search for results which contain all of the   5. Optional: you may select any of the
    words entered;                                   options under the ‘Search Options’ header;
                                                                                                      You will then be presented with a list of
    Select the ‘This exact phrase’ option to      6. Click on the ‘Search’ button.
                                                                                                      RTOs who deliver the selected
    search for results that contain the exact
                                                                                                      Qualification/Accredited Course within the
    phrase entered into the ‘Search for’          You will then be presented with a page
                                                                                                      selected State/Territory, depending on the
    textbox.                                      displaying your search results.
                                                                                                      options chosen.
                                                                                                    When you hover over these Help
                                                                                                    Icons on the left-hand side of the
                                                                                                    page with your mouse, a help
                                                                                                    message will then be displayed on the
                                                                                                    right-hand side of the screen.


                                                                                                    3.3 How to print a Training
                                                                                                    Package
                                                                                                   To print a Training Package, follow the
                                                                                                   below steps:

                                                                                                   1. Download the Training Package, as
                                                                                                      described in 3.1;
                                                                                                   2. Open the PDF document;
                                                                                                   3. Click on the ‘File’ menu tab, and then click
                                                                                                      on the ‘Print’ option.



                                                                                                    3.4 How to search within a
                                                                                                    Training Package
                                                                                                   Training Packages are presented in Adobe
                                                                                                   Acrobat PDF format.

                                                                                                   You can perform a search by pressing the
                                                                                                   ‘CTRL’ and ‘F’ keys on your keyboard
                                                                                                   together, once you have opened the Training
                                                                                                   Package document.
     The NTIS Search Page



 3.0 Training Packages                            3.1 How to download a Training
Training Packages are flexible, national
                                                  Package
products developed by industry to ensure         To download a Training Package from the
quality training outcomes and meet current       NTIS website, follow the below steps:
and emerging vocational skills needs. They
consist of:                                      1. Click on the ‘Search’ button from the main
                                                    menu on the NTIS homepage;
Core Components                                  2. Type the name OR code of the Training
      Competency Standards (Workplace               Package within the ‘Search For’ textbox;
      skills and knowledge requirements)         3. Select the ‘Training Packages’ checkbox
      Assessment Guidelines (Advice on              under the ‘Search In’ header;
      assessment of competencies)                4. Click on the ‘Search’ button.
      National Qualifications (Combining of      5. Click on the relevant Training Package
      competency units that form a national         volume from the search results displayed;      Once the ‘Search PDF’ function appears
      qualification)                             6. Once in the Training Package webpage,          (shown above), enter the information you
                                                    click on the ‘Download Volume’ or              are attempting to locate within the search
Core components are endorsed by the                 ‘Download Training Package’ hyperlink          textbox. For example if you are searching for
National Quality Council (NQC).                     within the ‘Tools’ toolbox on the top-right    key competencies for a particular unit, enter
                                                    hand side of the screen.                       the unit name into the search textbox and
Optional Components                              7. Then follow the prompts on screen to           click on the ‘Search’ button.
      Learning Strategies (Information on           download the entire Training Package.
      how training may be delivered)                                                               The search will take you to the unit within
      Assessment Materials, (Assessment                                                            the Training Package PDF.
      materials to support the Assessment         3.2 Training Package Tools
      Guidelines),and                            Once you have navigated to the Training           You can then scroll through the unit in order
      Professional Development Materials         Package table of contents page, you will          to determine the key competencies.
      (Resources to assist trainers, teachers,   notice on the right hand side of the screen a
      employers and trainees)                    menu box named ‘Tools’.

                                                 Under this menu you can print the entire
                                                                                                        NEED MORE HELP?
                                                 table of contents, download the entire
                                                 Training Package and list all related
                                                 qualifications, units and imported units to
                                                                                                   Email the NTIS Support Team:
                                                 that specific Training Package, and also find a
                                                 list of RTOs who deliver components of that
                                                 Training Package.
                                                                                                   navhelp@info.training.com.au

				
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