CPB Group is committed to ensuring that training opportunities are offered to all people on an equal and fair basis including women where under-represented, people with disabilities, people from non-English speaking backgrounds, Indigenous Australians, and rural and remote learners. All candidates have equal access to our training programs irrespective of their gender, culture, linguistic background, race, socio-economic background, disability, age, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or carer’s responsibilities.
All candidates who meet our entry requirements will be accepted into any of our training programs. Any issues or questions regarding access and equity can be directed to CPB Group management.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assistance
CPB Group course information material contains written documentation and limited numerical calculations. Students must have sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to be able to read safety signs, policies, procedures and complete basic calculations.
CPB Group recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standards. When an issue is identified, a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test will be provided to the candidate in question.
We will endeavour to help candidates where we can to accommodate anyone with difficulties with language, literacy or numeracy.
In the event that a candidate’s needs exceed our skill we will refer the candidate to an external LLN support provider, The Reading Writing Hotline Tel: 1300 655 506 www.readingwritinghotline.edu.au
Flexible Delivery and Assessment Procedures
CPB Group recognises that not all candidates learn in the same manner, and that with an amount of “reasonable adjustment” candidates who may not learn best with traditional learning and assessment methods will still achieve good results.
The staff and management of CPB Group will make any necessary adjustment to meet the needs of a variety of candidates; the ability to complete a written assessment is not to be interpreted as a barrier to competency provided that the candidate can verbally demonstrate competency.
These adjustments may include having a trainer read assessment materials to candidates or they may include having someone record the candidate’s spoken responses to assessment questions.
CPB Group undertakes to assist candidates achieve the required competency standards where it is within our ability. Where we cannot assist a candidate we will refer them, where possible, to an agency that can assist.
Reasonable adjustment will be provided for students with a disability or learning difficulty according to the nature of the disability or difficulty. Reasonable adjustments are made to ensure that the student is not presented with artificial barriers to demonstrating achievement in the program of study. Reasonable adjustments may include the use of adaptive technology, educational support and alternative methods of assessment such as oral assessment.
Students who may require extra support or counselling are encouraged to make contact with any member of our training or administration staff.
External support services are available through the following organisations: