Course entry requirements for nationally recognised courses
To ensure students in nationally recognised courses are properly set-up to succeed, applicants must be at least 18 years of age and meet the following criteria:
- language, literacy and numeracy requirements (must be met prior to enrolment)
- computer literacy requirements
- software and browser requirements
Support for students with special needs
Support is available for individuals with special learning needs that may impact their ability to study or to complete assessments. For more information on the support options available:
1. Language, literacy and numeracy requirements
ASFA Learning courses are delivered and assessed in English and require you to read comprehensive written material, complete a range of written and verbal assessments, and undertake independent research.
As such, before an individual can enrol in a nationally recognised course with ASFA, they must provide evidence that they have the language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills to succeed in the course.
Individuals can meet the LLN requirements one of the following ways:
- provide a copy of a valid Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education awarded at the completion of Year 12, or
- provide evidence of the successful completion of an AQF course at the same or higher level to the course they are applying for (where the language of instruction is English), OR
- compete a short LLN quiz provided by ASFA free of charge, and achieve a minimum Exit Level 3 in both reading and numeracy (estimated time of completion is 20 minutes).
Individuals can check whether ASFA already has a record of them meeting the LLN requirements by clicking the ‘enrol now’ button on the relevant course page. Individuals that do not meet the LLN requirements will need to speak with a member of the ASFA Learning team to proceed with their online enrolment.
For more information about meeting the LLN requirements please contact the ASFA Learning team:
- email ASFA Learning
- call (02) 8079 0855 or 1800 812 798 (outside Sydney)
2. Computer Literacy Requirements
The following basic computing skills are required to successfully complete ASFA’s online courses:
- saving and editing Microsoft Office documents
- researching, accessing and searching the internet
- downloading and saving documents from websites
- uploading documents through websites
- making an audio recording using a smartphone, tablet or computer.
3. Software and Browser Requirements
ASFA Learning uses a Learning Management System (LMS) called the ASFA Learning Hub for all online course delivery.
In order to use the ASFA Learning Hub you will need the following:
- a computer compatible with Windows, Mac or Android operating systems. Web-based content is also accessible using hand-held devices such as smart phones and tablets.
- a reliable internet connection. Supported browsers include Firefox 3+, Google Chrome 4+, Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and 8, Opera 9+, Safari 3+ (download latest browser software for free online).
- software: Adobe Acrobat Reader and Flash Player (latest versions available for free download at Adobe website). It is also recommended to have Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.