Professional indemnity insurance is designed for businesses that provide advice or a service to customers. It protects you and your staff against claims for damages, and the resulting costs, sought by third parties in relation to your advice/service. A claim may arise out of an act, omission or breach of professional duty (eg. negligence) in the course of your business.
If you cease to run your business or sell it, it is recommended that you take ‘run-off’ cover, a type of professional indemnity insurance that generally has a reduced premium compared to standard professional indemnity insurance. This type of cover will protect you in the event a third party claims against you once you are no longer in business.
Yes, you can take professional indemnity insurance on its own (rather than alongside general liability insurance). However, it is recommended that you take both professional indemnity and public liability so your business is protected by much stronger coverage. Otherwise, you could potentially leave yourself vulnerable in the event of a claim.
Business owners can choose between different limits for their insurance policy coverage (i.e. the dollar limit of claim-related costs that will be covered by the insurer). Rapid Solutions can offer various limits of cover for professional indemnity, with the minimum being $500,000. The higher the limit, the higher the insurance premium. When considering cover limits, it is recommended that you consider a number of factors including the nature of your business, size of your business including turnover and size of clients you provide advice/service too.
Retroactive cover provides insurance protection for business activities you undertook prior to the commencement of your current policy. If you are changing your policy over from a different insurer to Rapid Solutions and want complete coverage for past work then you need to seek retroactive cover from the date that your existing insurance commenced (the ‘retroactive date’). We can offer retroactive cover to clients – this is considered on an individual basis and takes into account your insurance history.
Rapid Solutions combines both general and public liability insurance into the one policy type. This insurance is designed to help cover the costs of liability claims made against your business by a third party – for personal injury (including to visitors and employees) and property damage.
If you cease to run your business or sell it, it is recommended that you take ‘run-off’ cover, a type of liability insurance that generally has a reduced premium compared to standard liability insurance. This type of cover will protect you in the event a third party claims against you once you are no longer in business.
Yes, you can have insurance for liability on its own (rather than alongside professional indemnity insurance). However, it is recommended that you take both liability and professional indemnity insurance so your business is protected by much stronger coverage. Otherwise, you could potentially leave yourself vulnerable in the event of a claim.
Business owners can choose between different limits for their insurance policy coverage (i.e. the dollar limit of claim-related costs that will be covered by the insurer). Rapid Solutions can offer various limits of cover for liability, with the minimum being $5 million. The higher the limit, the higher the insurance premium. When considering cover limits, it is recommended that you consider a number of factors including the nature of your business, size of your business including turnover and size of clients you provide advice/service too.
Information on all our courses is available to view in each course listing on our website, where you can also download a flyer for each course. The course information covers course fees, duration and delivery methods.
All our courses are delivered online, comprising of an interactive and engaging online training portal called Coassemble. The learning materials include a variety of easy to understand course readings and videos to demonstrate pertinent techniques and skills. Assessments are conducted through a range of methods such as questions, case studies, and video assessments for the practical element.
Students can email trainers for support and to answer questions as needed. Students also have access to them during the monthly webinars the trainers host. These webinars cover a range of course topics and can be a highly valuable learning tool for students.
Please email us immediately if you require support during the course.
All courses are self-paced, ie. they can be completed at the student’s own pace – anytime, anywhere. If a student successfully completes all assessment requirements in a shorter duration than the course outline estimates, their completion will be processed.
However, a maximum term is set for each course. This detail can be clearly seen after logging into the training portal.
For our accredited courses, to ensure you allocate time to complete all your course material, we recommend at least 3-5 hours a week for study and assessment activities, as well as on the job placement duties.
If a student is experiencing difficulties with completing the course, they should email Rapid Training immediately to outline their issues.
It is important to not wait until the course is expiring to report progression issues. Rapid Training will only consider course extension requests under ‘exceptional circumstances’, prior to the course expiry.
The decision will take into account consistent and continuing progression updates from students on their issues and circumstances.
Also note that course extensions may incur fees.
If you wish to apply for a course suspension or extension, please complete the following forms:
Below are some examples of what Rapid Training may consider to be, or not be, ‘exceptional circumstances’:
As outlined in the previous answer, contact should be made well before course expiry (unless the circumstances are unexpected). Further, there should be evidence of the student’s consistent progression on the online portal prior to this instance.
If you would like to cancel your course enrolment with Rapid Training, please complete our Application for Course Cancellation.
NB: In accordance with our Refund Policy, paid course fees are not refundable once the course has commenced.
To apply for a position in a course please complete our online enrolment form, which will include eligibility questions.
You can enrol on our website at any time.
We run a weekly course intake every Friday, and students will be allocated to the next intake after their course fee has been paid.
Course entry requirements can be viewed in the course details section of the website.
Your eligibility will be determined by Rapid Training once an enrolment form has been completed.
To ensure our students can apply their pest control course training in an industry environment, Rapid Training requires all students to either be employed or have pre-arranged and documented work placement*, under an accredited technician.
*The Work Placement Agreement form, from the licensed/accredited technician must be provided during enrolment to confirm work placement.
Specific course fees can be found on each course listing on our website, including the downloadable course flyer.
Rapid Training accepts course fee payments through:
During enrolment students are asked to select their payment option and who to invoice. Once processed, the invoice recipient will receive an email containing the course invoice for payment and/or a link to establish their payment plan.
Once the course fee or first instalment (if under a payment plan) is paid, the student will be added to the next weekly intake. An email will be sent to the student with access details to our online training portal and course deadlines, before their course is available to access.
Students are responsible for the safe storage of their certifications. However, if you previously completed a course with Rapid Training and can no longer find your certification, please complete our Application for Certificate Re-issuance and return it, with ID.
NB: a $40.00 reissuance fee is incurred on each application.
Since 1 January 2015 students undertaking nationally recognised training in Australia are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This number allows you to access details of all training you have completed since January 2015.
You will need a USI to enrol in one of our accredited courses. Get your USI now by clicking here.
Traineeships combine vocational training with working in a real job, leading to a nationally recognised qualification. Anyone of working age, with eligibility to work full time or part time in Australia, can start a traineeship. For more information please contact your local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.
On 1st January 2020, the NSW Government commenced an initiative to make traineeship training fee free to help improve access to traineeships. This means that for all approved traineeships based in NSW that commence in 2020, the entire course fees are subsided. If you are based in NSW, please see visit our course Certificate III in Urban Pest Management for more course information.
Students in NSW registered for a traineeship in the CPP30115 Certificate III in Urban Pest Management may be eligible for course fee subsidies through the Smart & Skilled program. To see if you are eligible click here.
Individuals are required to refer to relevant state/territory body for licensing application and requirements.
Please click one of the links below to access your state or territory body:
To be eligible to apply for a pest technician licence, students (except WA) need to complete our Pest Technician course. This course includes the minimum three (3) units of competency required by the licensing authority.
The WA licensing authority requires students to complete the full CPP30115 Certificate III in Urban Pest Management. Rapid Training offers this course online – click here for more information.
If you perform pest management technician work and are not fully licenced, you may be required to obtain a training permit in order to continue to work.
This permit is only available to individuals currently undertaking an approved course of training for pest management technician work. Please contact your state licensing authority for more information about licensing and to determine if you require a training permit.
Trainees must always work under the supervision of a licensed pest management technician and be enrolled in a course fulfilling units 5, 6 & 18 of the Pest Technician course.