Lectures and Seminars
Training is delivered “face to face” by qualified and industry-experienced trainers and you are required to attend each scheduled lecture/seminar class where your trainer will decide the learning pace, method and sequence appropriate to your learning needs. Bridge acknowledges the National Assessment Principles issued under the Australian Qualification Framework and is committed to validity, reliability, flexibility and fairness in assessment processes for the training programs that it delivers to its students. Lectures and seminars are information and action sessions where new content is introduced and ‘soft skills’ are developed through practical interactive group work activities. Lectures and seminars also provide you with instruction and assistance for undertaking competence assessment tasks. Trainers use a wide variety of learning methods including case study scenarios, field trips, and “hands on” practical activities with role plays, pair and group work, team discussions, action learning, presentations, project developments, quizzes and formative activities.
Students attend project sessions at a time that match their learning schedule. Project classes allow to students complete formative and summative assessment work using Bridge’s online Leaning Management System (LMS) while receiving support from their trainer. There are also formative activities delivered in the project class that students participate in to ensure that they have fully mastered all aspects of their unit of study.
Assessment tasks and strategies cover a wide range of methods including the creation of specific written documents, projects or reports, formal questions and quizzes (multiple choice, short and long answer), practical demonstrations, small and large group tasks, oral presentations, problem solving tasks, case studies and discussions. For all significant assessment tasks you will be provided with detailed task assessment instructions including the task completion date.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is competency-based. This means that you must demonstrate competence in all aspects of a particular module in order to be judged Competent (C). If you submission results in a Not Competent (NC) result your trainer will provide feedback for you to advise you on areas that you will need to rectify in order to resubmit.
Bridge Business College workshops provide you with hands-on practice and feedback to deepen your skills in specific areas. Workshops provide you with access to the latest trends in business, topical issues, politics, career development strategies and the evolving theoretical concepts. Workshops offer the opportunity for interaction with smaller groups of students and are a great way to meet like-minded fellow students. Bridge ensures that our Workshop program contextualises learning to the ever changing world of work. Workshops include career development skills, job hunting techniques, resume preparation, language and literacy improvement, small business start-up skills, specific online business techniques including digital marketing and online promotion techniques. Workshops are also a great way to network and meet new people including other students, trainers, industry professionals and experienced mentors.
Workshops also assist students in accessing opportunities such as business mentoring, extra-curricular activities, career support, internships and volunteering.
The Bridge Business College Enterprise Skills component of your program comprises a suite of over 100 short online courses from the ‘must know’ to the ‘good to know’ through to the ‘just looks really interesting’. You can learn more about the principles of business communication, team work, marketing, project management, and negotiation tactics as well as stress releasing techniques like mindfulness and personal happiness. With 24/7 access, our learning management portal it is a convenient way to learn on or off campus.
Enterprise skills include a large number of soft skills development units. Soft skills are the personal attributes that allow us to effectively relate to others. Employers increasingly value the importance of soft skills in combination with the traditional technical and knowledge (hard) skills offered through education Soft skills enhance our personal interactions and lead to greater job performance and satisfaction. Soft skills are interpersonal and can be applied in a broad array of situations. Enterprise Skills also cover many technical and knowledge skills including all Microsoft office packages, sales techniques, finance and productivity enhancement.