How we teach

Experienced & Friendly Trainers

Danford College trainers have wide industry experience. Moreover, they have been selected and trained to appropriately relate to and support students in their learning.

Relevant Content and Resources

Course content is regularly reviewed to ensure that it is up-to-date and relevant to the needs of the industry. Students and staff have access to a range of high-quality, comprehensive, and informative resources for our students and trainers. Our up-to-date course contents are available to students on our digital platform: CANVAS®

Class Structure

All Danford courses are delivered entirely face-to-face at our two Melbourne campuses at either William Street or King Street, Melbourne

Courses consist of classroom-based training (maximum of 26 students) in theory and practical sessions with small groups.

Students are expected to engage in the classroom by providing opinions, asking and answering questions, working in teams with fellow students, and delivering presentations.

Digital Platforms

At Danford College, we provide our students with different digital platforms to support them throughout their journey with us.

CANVAS®, our student Learning Management System simplifies teaching, elevates learning. It facilitates the student’s journey as it contains all the learning & assessment materials as well as different features like posting an announcement, ZOOM, collaborations and assessment submission which can be easily accessible from anywhere.

Turnitin® is another software package used at Danford college to facilitate the online assessment submission process. It checks the originality of papers and the correctness of citation practices in student’s work.

RTO Manager® is our user-friendly Student Management System, where students can check their timetable, course progress, tution fees, assessment results as well as their attendance.


Students must demonstrate comprehension and learning through highly practical and interactive assessments. Formative and summative assessment tasks are necessary to obtain qualifications.

These include:

  • Practice exercises that reinforce interpersonal skills;
  • Simulated training activities;
  • Learner Resource Workbooks to support training;
  • Independent research projects; and
  • Participation in simulated activities that closely reflect workplace processes.

Assessments are submitted through our online platform, CANVAS® and Turnitin®.

Study Term

For Certificates III, IV and Advanced Diploma levels and Postgraduate Courses, the term duration is 10 weeks. The total number of study terms every year will depend on the level and length of each course. For some Certificate IV Levels, there are two 10-week terms and one 12-week term, as outlined in the course details.

Credit Transfer

Students who have completed identical units from other institutions in Australia may apply for a Credit Transfer with a verified transcript, Award, or Statement of Attainment.

Upon being granted a Credit Transfer, your course duration will be adjusted accordingly. This could shorten the duration of your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and may affect your Student Visa.

For more information about Credit Transfer, visit the Course Credit page.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

All Danford College students must hold a USI and provide it during enrolment. Without a USI, Danford College will not be able to issue a Certificate, Statement of Attainment, or Transcript for your completed course.

For more information, contact our Student Administration (+61 3 9642 1667) or visit


Danford College has a strict plagiarism policy. Any acts of plagiarism, collusion, or cheating will result in a written warning and require you to repeating the unit, and incur any associated charges.

If a student is caught plagiarising, colluding, or cheating a second time after a written warning, he/she may be suspended or expelled from Danford College as per the college plagiarism policy.