I’m not a fan of online learning, I believe face to face is move effective and easier. Having said that Fortress do an excellent job of minimizing the disadvantages of online learning, Trainers are readily available to talk over the phone and they provide short videos and tips along the whole way. I was surprised at the genuine level of support they offer. My previous experience of online learning was with another provider, who were all over you until they got the payment, then you were left on your own. I feel Fortress go above what you’d expect ,and provide the best possible online program. Well done guys !!
Very happy with my learning outcomes
I recently completed my Assessor skill set with Fortress Learning. I felt well supported during my learning. Material was well presented and access to resources was easy. I will continue further studies with Fortress Learning.
Fortress was Excellent
Recently completed a Cert IV TAE Lite version. I done the course online, some of it was a bit confusing, if I was to do it again I think I would like to do face to face or zoom. In saying that my trainer was fantastic and so were the staff I was in contact with. Over all the experience was good. Thanks again to my trainer and all the staff at Fortress.
Fortress Learning was professional, efficient and comprehensive. I was well supported through the TAE50116 and the RPL process was easy to follow. I would highly recommend Fortress learning to anyone wanting to increase their skills in training and assessing!
I tried doing my Cert IV TAE about five years ago. I didn't do any research and just picked the cheapest school I could find. It was a terrible experience which resulted in me dropping out and losing all my money. I did my research the second time and heard great things about Fortress Learning. The lessons are easy to follow and the instructors will help you with any questions or concerns as soon as you contact them. I'd highly recommend them.
Fortress Learning are a Great company
Great company to study with, support was amazing and assessment clearly understood requirements. Very prompt with feedback and results and nothing was ever too much trouble when you needed questions answered
I was in double minds whether to study or not due to personal and professional commitments. From the very beginning, I found staff really helpful, supportive and approachable. My trainer Bryan guided me through by providing timely feedback and by providing clarification when needed. It was a great learning experience and I would highly recommend it!!
Certificate IV TAE40116
Cert IV TAE was intensive but my trainer (Sue Hill ❤️) supported me through out. All my assessments were marked within 1-2 days and emails replied within few hours. If someone is keen on doing it I would definitely recommend doing zoom F2F from fortress. Thanks a lot Sue and Fortress.
The trainer and assessor was very thorough in her training and clear in what/how we were going to be assessed. Her feedback was insightful and very quick after submission of tasks. The Fortress Learning material was easy to find and the dashboard very easy to use - the colour coding for submission of tasks was useful and motivational. The support provided by other members of the Fortress Learning Team was also fantastic and very professional. Thank you for your hard work and motivation throughout my CertIV TAE course.
Overly Complex RPL Process, Waste of Money, Lack of Accountability and Customer Care
I studied with Fortress previously and had an OK experience. I passed a Cert. IV TAE back in 2014 and then completed a single unit (for compliance purposes) in 2019.
I wouldn't call their materials or the way they have things setup "amazing" or "class leading" in any way, shape or form. For assessment, you're expected to complete lengthy early 2000's style word documents. It's an extremely dated way of presenting learning material and it's a grind to have to get through. Even though [name removed] apparently has a PhD, said documents are rife...with spelling and grammatical errors and there's even a section where they ask you to highlight these for them. When it was time to consider an RPL upgrade to the Diploma TAE I looked into Fortress as unfortunately, there are so many shonky providers in this space (Inspire Education is one...) and I figured, "better the devil you know..." I completed the RPL application and was accepted. I paid my money ($2400 upfront payment) and started looking through the initial requirements. As a first port of call, you're expected to upload your position description and CV. This seemed positive -- I figured they would be considering my individual circumstances when it came time to submit the required evidence for RPL. Fact: this is a requirement from ASQA with respect to RPL, or recognition of prior learning. Unfortunately, I got busy (as I run my own RTO) and wasn't able to get back into things until some months later.
I really enjoyed doing this course with Fortress, any questions asked were always quickly addressed and the feedback was delivered in a timely manner as well. everything was clear from the start and the staff were certainly lovely with any inquiry I might have had. i certainly will be recommending Fortress to my colleagues, your constant contact with me felt I had support should I have needed it too. Your expectations were clear and easy to follow for each unit, very impressed.
Good quality of training, and very supportive!
I've completed my TAE50116 Diploma in Vocational Education & Training at Fortress Learning. They got clear processes and the Fortress Learning team, especially the trainers (Emma, Bryan), are very supportive!
Starting with the Personal Development Plan (PDP), they will help you map how to complete the course within the schedule, and identify units that you can do RPL with (recognition of prior learning). I've done RPL on few units, and they got robust processes, with very clear guidance on what documents may be used as evidence.
Assessments a...re well-written, and the provided resources in their Learning Management System (LMS) are clear and organized - I love the videos! Whenever I got questions, I just send out an email and I can expect a response shortly after. The submission of assessments is quick and easy using their LMS, and the assessments are marked just within a few days, sometimes even the day right after. Just seeing how their process works (from PDP to scheduling, to submission and marking of assessments), the way the assessments are written, the support provided to the students, and the feedback that they provide - is already a learning for me.
Poor quality, waste of money, a lot of fake reviews.
Interesting how many glowing positive reviews are here that all are written just how several fortress staff members write.
I didn't have a great experience with them, their material is poor quality, they expect you to provide so much content and material yourself and they expect to provide you little in the way of help or training and have your succeed.
You do ask for help and instead of teaching you, they offer you answers and try to sell you more time.
It's a dodgy scheme.
Fortress Learning is a professional and supportive RTO.
Providing quality information along with a robust assessment process that is quite well constructed however it had some issues in regards to the practicum as they are not automatically marked with the units that they applied too. Not really a big one but it might be something to complete as soon as the first units "practicum" is completed although a single practicum covered a number of the units. I seemed to be thinking I had done a practicum like that for another unit but I did the practical assessment for the second unit differently to the first only to be informed that it was not required when that was all I had left to complete. Overall the course and outcomes are excellent.
Don't believe the fake reviews
Fortress love to brag, they even have a section on their website bragging about how they've been challenged in court by people unsatisfied with them and never lost (think about it why would a company be proud of pissing off their customers?).
They even have a section about why Fortress might not be for you where they use it to put down anyone who questions their excellence as not wanting to work hard or be challenged.
Here is the problem though - their idea of a challenge is documents that feature out of date broken content, their teaching do...esn't actually teach it's just a bunch of youtube videos with questionnaires that aren't even marked to make it look like they've taught something. The coursework itself is even stored on another website (is this confusing enough yet, why can't it all be in one place) and is marked by a lot of people that can't even speak English, do not be surprised if your work gets returned to you with notes they forgot to google translate to English from Filipino and that's even if they have read yours. When you get up to your assignments your thinking coolies now going to learn a bit but that does not occur, the assignments are terrible long and drawn out for no benefit to you or the suckers you have to fake train. I've now spoken to so many people who had to cheat through this course just to pass it because fortress expect that to have a fighting chance of getting through their course, you either work for an RTO and have your supervisor sign you off or that you hire them to supervise you. When you come back to do your re-accreditation places love this RTO because you can just phone it in and send them a video of you teaching.
Supportive Environment along with Professional Trainer
My learning experience with fortress learning is really beneficial for me. The resources and learning material was really helpful and useful. The course material, Fortress team help,facilitation and learning material was very fruitful. My trainer also supported and facilitated a lot. My overall experience was excellent.
Excellent company to deal with!!! AAA
Study is difficult in the classroom. Even more difficult online. Fortress made communication and assistance super easy. They have plenty of resources, along with weekly video content. I would highly recommend Fortress Learning.
If you have desire to learn Fortress Learning is for you
From the start of my engagement with Fortress Learning I felt I had found people that were interested in what I was seeking from the course I enrolled into. The enrolment process was well explained in the website and enhanced by a series of emails from Fortress Learning staff. They were able to assist with the pathway I was to choose for my learning experience. The cost of the course was what I was expecting and was well explained. The learning package itself was well laid out with a learner guide, links to videos, and plenty of opportunity to ...expand your knowledge through the readings prior to undertaking any assessment. I was happy with the feedback from each of the assessments and the fact that staff were quick to reply to questions or ambiguities that presented in the course workbooks was much appreciated. I enjoyed the experience with Fortress Learning. Thanks
I found the support from the trainers to be excellent. I did find the course required a lot of external observations which really needs to be set up before you start the course. When I had challenges with this the trainers were very supportive and we were able to navigate through it.
An enjoyable experience
Hi, I was apprehensive initially to be undertaking training on zoom platform. On reflection, however, I consider the training to have been very effective, allowing one to focus on what needs to be done. I enjoyed the experience of interacting with the trainer, Sue Hill and the other participants. Sue’s knowledge and insight into the world of VET education was extremely valuable. Shai
Fortress is an excellent RTO
Amazing experiencing, fortress team is professional, attentive and dedicated. Fast replies, excellent content and a commitment to education that shows. I highly recommend them! Fortress learning provide an individualised learning experience and supported me through every stage of learning
I gained valuable knowledge through the resources available, which are well structured, concise and accessible.
The assessment tools are also well outlined. Great experience. Wonderful staff and regular email contact with additional information and tools was always available.
This RTO Was recommended to me and now I also can Highly recommend It.
Well organised professional RTO
The TAE training was well presented the trainer modified his approach to comply with the all the students learning requirements and needs, the trainer also made it very entertaining and interesting as well as supporting the group with a variety of resources and information.
Professional and well communicated !!
The training was logical and mapped well to the overview. A variety of resources used which maintained interest. Key tasks in small groups reinforced learning. Well presented Assessors Skills course - some difficult content made easier
Perfect RTO for your TAE Cert or Dip
Fortress Learning has professional and experienced trainer for TAE. Their course provides a lot of information on the pathway to be a competent trainer. And also their timely repose will ensure your questions and confusion be solved very quickly and in a through way. Great RTO. And I will definitely be back for my further Dip TAE.
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