Online Service Standards

Angel Institute offers a range of courses that can be delivered party online (blended). We are committed to providing a quality learning experience for students studying online and these online service standards explain our commitment to students in key areas.

STUDENT SUPPORT

Angel Institute will provide the following support to students studying any aspect of their course online:

Trainers/assessors

  • Angel Institute Trainers will regularly be in touch with you on your Microsoft teams chat groups, Canvas and WhatsApp groups for the duration of the course. They will be available after class as well for any questions.
  • Trainers will reply to queries within 48 hours.
  • All assessments submitted will be assessed and feedback will be given to students usually within 7 business days.
  • There will be a maximum of 25 students to each trainer/assessor for each course

Administrative Support

  • Available by phone (0397925259) and email (your respective admin coordinator’s email) between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday. You can also email info@angelinstitute.com.au
  • Will reply to queries within 48 hours

IT support helpdesk for technical queries

  • Angel Institute IT Support will help the students who have got any technical difficulty with logging on to Microsoft Teams, typing or submitting assessments online or any other related technical issue.
  • IT Support is available via phone, email and online chat between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday.
  • Will reply to queries within 48 hours

Support services

The following support will be available internally for students:

  • Identifying the language and literacy needs required for this course and providing support where gaps are identified
  • Reasonable adjustment of assessment material
  • Additional one on one training sessions or tutorials with their trainer and assessor if required
  • Support whist on work placement

The following support will be provided externally for students:

  • Referral to tutoring services
  • Referral to English language skills programs
  • Referral to Job Active Providers
  • Referral to services for personal or social issues

STUDENT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND INDUCTION

Angel Institute conducts a comprehensive Pre-Training Review for all prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for their individual needs. This will includes assessment of your digital literacy, by:

  • Asking you to undertake a self-assessment quiz
  • Discussing the quiz outcomes and making recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identifying additional support where required. Angel Institute uses a learning management system (LMS) for online course delivery called Microsoft Teams/Canvas. The following are the minimum information technology requirements to enable optimal access to Microsoft Teams:
  • A device with a minimum of 8GB memory and 1.5Ghz processor.
  • Smooth and uninterrupted internet connection with a minimum download speed of 2MBPS and upload speed of 0.5MBPS.
  • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Adobe Acrobat or any other PDF reader
  • Microsoft Windows 8 and above or Mac OS version 10 and above. Web-based content is available on hand held devices including mobile phones and tablets.
  • An introductory module on the LMS can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx9JuiM4-X8
  • An introductory video on Canvas can be found at Canvas LMS – Student Orientation Tour – YouTube

LEARNING MATERIALS

Angel Institute ensures that learning materials used in online training are interactive and are presented in a variety of formats, including:

  • Guided content , Graphics , Video , Audio and Interaction through discussion forums on Microsoft Teams

The principles of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines are applied to our learning materials, by ensuring that they are: perceivable, operable, understandable and robust

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

Angel Institute provides an online learning experience that is engaging and interactive. We will monitor your participation and ensure that you continue to progress through your course. Collaborative learning opportunities will be provided so that you can interact with peers, through discussion forums

Ongoing feedback will be provided as you study through:

  • interaction with trainers/assessors in informal discussion forums
  • in response to individual queries and in relation to tasks you complete

We will contact students who have not logged on within 2 consecutive classes at any time for the duration of the course. Formal Withdrawal process will start if they miss 4 consecutive classes without valid reason.

MODE AND METHOD OF ASSESSMENT

A minimum of two forms of assessment will be used for each unit of competency.

Forms of assessment will include:

  • Written knowledge questions
  • Projects
  • Case studies
  • Research
  • Role Plays
  • Demonstration of practical skills.

Where students are asked to demonstrate competency in practical skills, video technology will be used. If work placement forms part of the course, students will need to complete practical placement hours in a workplace. Trainers will be visiting the workplace wherever possible to conduct observation assessment.

TRAINERS AND ASSESSORS

All trainers and assessors delivering online courses at Angel Institute are experienced in online delivery and have undertaken professional development in online delivery, which includes:

  • Formal training in online lecture delivery by Angel Institute
  • Participation in staff reference group of online trainers and assessors, who meet and share ideas for improvement.
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