Workshops give you the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in a classroom environment, covering the theory included in your course of study. You will be expected to actively participate in the workshops and will have the opportunity to meet fellow students and share your knowledge with them and ask your trainer questions.

During the workshops, you may be asked to:

  • Complete in-class assessments
  • Discuss and complete case studies
  • Complete simulated practical tasks
  • Participate in individual and/or group activities

Participant notes for each workshop will be given to you on the day and you will need to carefully read through and study these, as you will need to understand the topics covered in order to successfully participate in your work placement.

Students are expected to bring basic stationery to each workshop, including notepad, pens, pencils and eraser.


You are expected to complete relevant study readings or coursework, as directed by your trainer. Your trainer can also allocate assessments to be completed in your own time.

Work placement

Work placements gives students the opportunity to put their practical skills and knowledge into practice in a real workplace. During placement, our trainers will organise to see students to conduct assessments in the workplace.

Students at Amana Living Training Institute will have the opportunity to complete their Work placement at one of our care facilities throughout the Perth Metro area.

We also partner with other care organisations throughout WA to facilitate placements for our students in areas such as disabilities and community care.

To learn more about work placements, see here.

Site visits

Site Visits form a vital part of the assessment process in your chosen course of study.

During a site visit, your trainer will observe you working with a resident/client and assess how you apply the knowledge and skills you have learned in the classroom to the real world.

Prior to your first Site Visit we will talk to you about gaining permission from residents/clients for us to observe.

Accredited course

Accreditation is formal confirmation that the course:

  • is nationally recognised and meets quality assurance requirements
  • meets an established industry, enterprise, educational, legislative or community need
  • provides appropriate competency outcomes and a satisfactory basis for assessment

Units of competency

Each accredited course has a certain number of units of competency that must be completed in order to be deemed as satisfactory or not yet satisfactory in the unit.

Each unit of competency describes:

  • a specific work activity
  • the standards of performance required in the workplace
  • assessment requirements, which specify the evidence and required conditions under which the unit is conducted
  • evidence that can be gathered to assist an Assessor to determine a judgement of competency.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)

The framework for regulated qualifications in the Australian education and training system, as agreed by the Australian Government, state and territory ministerial council with responsibility for higher education.