Propel Institute FAQ’s

We have endeavoured to give as much information as possible to make your decision to study with Propel as easy as possible.

If there is a question you have about Propel that is not explained here, please contact our team who will be happy to answer any of you queries.

HOW DO I ENROL?

You can enrol easily and quickly by clicking on the ‘Enrol Now’ tab at the top of this page or click here.

WHEN DO THE COURSES START?

Unlike traditional schools and colleges there are no terms, semesters, or specified intake dates for our courses. Our system of continuous enrolment means that our students can enrol on any day and at any time of the year (subject to availability) This allows our students the freedom to plan their studies to fit in with their lifestyle, study or work commitments.

WHAT DO THE COURSES COST?

Course fees?

Information can be found by viewing our Fee Schedule  or you can contact the team for more details.

 

Can I pay by instalments?

If you would like to pay for your course by instalments, we do offer an affordable payment plan scheme that allows you to spread the cost of your course over a period of roughly six – nine months. When you enrol on your course you simply pay a small deposit followed by a structured small monthly repayment plan. What’s more, the total amount payable over the term’s period, is no more than the total cash price of the course, thus the APR = 0%.

To find out more please contact the team.

HOW ARE COURSES DELIVERED?

Propel delivers its courses by a blended delivery method. The theory is done online and face to face practical in ‘Host’ Businesses. Courses are a convenient, effective, way to enter the Industry, or gain an extra qualification and even have some fun along the way!

  • You will be assigned your own personal Study Mentor who will help you set your own timetable to work at your own pace
  • Your Study Tutor will be available 24-7 by email, telephone and through the online learning portal.
  • Studying in the comfort of your own home
  • We all have lots of other commitments and this way you can fit your study around them
  • No prior qualifications are needed for most courses making them accessible to everyone
  • With Propel Institute completion deadlines are a collaborative decision you make with your Study Mentor, which makes them realistic to your own individual situation

WILL I RECEIVE SUPPORT THROUGHOUT MY COURSE?

All of our students have access to their own Study Mentor who specialises in their field of study. It is your Study Mentor’s role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to phone, text or e-mail your Study Mentor. Our students also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice, this ensures that an Propel Institute student never feels neglected and always SUCCEEDS! Propel and its’ staff and associated ‘Host’ Work places are commited to the needs of its students and this makes Propel quite simply an institute where Education is creative, inclusive and divinely inspired.

WHAT IS THE PROPEL BOOT CAMP?

Propel has developed a unique “Boot Camp” which is delivered before every course. You will be introduced to the course, learn hints, tips and essential information about the Industry. This is a great way to introduce yourself to the course your are about to start and learn more about your new institute and trainers.

WHAT IS THE L.I.P. WORKSHOP?

Towards the end of the course you will receive an invitation to attend L.I.P. This workshop includes interview advice, resume guidance, professional appearance, personal development, job alerts and career advice. These workshops aim to get you ready for your new career in your chosen industry.

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT COURSE IS RIGHT FOR ME?

This is a very common concern with students when they first embark on a new course. We understand you may be feeling apprehensive and that’s why, if you are in any doubt, we encourage you to contact us and have a chat with one of our friendly study advisors. They are all have industry knowledge and are passionate about our Industry. Contact the team.

DO I NEED ANY PRIOR QUALIFICATIONS BEFORE I ENROL?

All of our courses are available to all students of all academic backgrounds. If you’re concerned that you may have difficulties please feel free to contact our friendly study advisors. They’ll be happy to discuss it with you.

WHAT IF I HAVEN'T STUDIED FOR A LONG TIME?

When you enrol on your course, you’ll receive a comprehensive ‘Boot Camp’ booklet particularly useful for those students who are either new to study or are returning to study. It contains useful tips, guidance and advice on a variety of study methods to help you through your course. Furthermore, our Student Support team is just a phone call or email away and will always be available to deal with any queries you may have, even if you just need to chat.

WHAT ARE THE STUDY METHODS AVAILABLE?

All of our courses are delivered using a blended method. This combines on-line learning with face to face Work-placement, work-shops, one-to-one tuition and weekly ongoing support.

Studying with Propel

Our students find our online portal to be a convenient way  to study. The portal provides immediate access to the course materials as soon as your enrolment is complete. Students submit each of their assessments through the portal to their assigned Study Mentor, and once received they are marked and students are sent an e-mail containing their results and feedback.

A standard web browser is sufficient and there’s no complicated plug-in software required. Plus, you always have the option of printing your course material or saving it to your hard drive if you feel more comfortable studying from paper.

DO I NEED ANY ADDITIONAL STUDY MATERIAL ONCE I HAVE ENROLLED

No, all study materials are provided to you upon enrolment and the student portal provides a wealth of information that will assist students with the completion of their studies. However we always encourage our students to conduct their own further reading.

DO I OBTAIN A QUALIFICATION ONCE I HAVE COMPLETED MY COURSE?

Our courses are Nationally recognised and has the support of employers, professional associations, governing bodies. On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by the Propel Institute.

HOW DIFFICULT WILL MY COURSE BE?

Obviously this is dependant upon the nature of the course you enrol on. All of our courses have been written and structured especially for home study, thus you will always find that the course material is written in a clear, concise and easy to understand format. If you would like to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly study advisors who will be more than glad to help.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO COMPLETE MY COURSE?

Depending on the course, each week of study should take you between 15 – 25 hours. Please note: This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material.

HOW WILL I BE TESTED THROUGHOUT MY COURSE?

For every Unit of Study there will be Assessments (maximum of 3), which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal Study Mentor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your Study Mentor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course. The types of questions you will be asked will vary from: multiple-choice questions, true or false, a single word answer, a single paragraph, to a short essays or projects. Either way, you can be assured that you will be able to successfully answer the questions from the work you have covered in the course materials.

HOW IS PRACTICAL TRAINING ORGANISED?

The goal of our practical training is to provide students with on-the-job practical experience. Practical training in this context provides the opportunity for our students to apply the theory-based knowledge they have experienced during their course to “real-life” working situations and environments. Our high standard of practical training offers students the necessary hands on experience to obtain meaningful qualifications. The practical assessments will also be completed in the ‘Host’ business. For more information on how the practical training is organised in your subject area please contact our friendly team.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY FIRST UNIT OF STUDY AND BOOT CAMP BOOKLET?

We know that you are eager to start your course. That is why we process your enrolment and dispatch your course materials to you as soon as possible

In addition we offer you the option to attend a ‘Boot Camp’ session. Where you have the chance to meet your Study Mentor in person. Have some hands on experience, meet some of the other students, network and get some valuable knowledge, tips and hints on how to get started on the course.

 

The ‘Boot Camp’ is always a winner with new students and the feedback is always how useful it is.

IS ANY OF THE TRAINING OR ASSESSMENT DELIVERED UNDER A THIRD PARTY AGREEMENT BY ANOTHER PERSON OR ORGANISATION?

First Aid – Australia Wide First Aid.
Due to the specialist nature of this unit (HLTAID004, Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting) Propel Institute is partnered with Australia Wide First Aid (RTO 31961) to deliver the training and assessment of this unit. Courses are conducted regularly on the Gold Coast and at other locations around Australia.

Australia Wide First Aid is the leading provider of First Aid training not only in Queensland, but Australia-Wide. As an RTO they pride themselves on making sure your first aid training experience is a memorable one. Delivering quality face-to-face accredited training is why they are the leader in innovative First Aid solutions.

As this course required practical and observation assessment requirements, a portion of this unit must be completed in a face-to-face classroom environment. The HLTAID004 course is a one day course that runs from 8:00am – 5:00pm. Enrolment into this course is done through Propel Education and Training.

Students can undertake this unit by attending any one of the many Australia Wide First Aid Training scheduled training courses directly, located at one of their training facilities.