The prospect of failing an RSA course is a concern almost everybody has. To be totally open with you, even though I have done three RSA courses I must admit I felt nervous just before I started the assessment even on the second one!
Crazy? No – just human.
UPDATE 2014 – WANT THE ANSWERS to the hardest questions? – For those who just want to do the best course easily – I have recently completed another course and it is easy to pass and fun to do. I have have also included the answers to the most difficult questions for each section. Click here for the best RSA online for QLD, SA, NT and WA.
Fear of the unexpected and fear of failure at two of the most powerful emotions we humans have.
So, in this post:
I will explain what to expect from doing an RSA course.
Then I will share the hardest questions (with corresponding answers).
This article applies to the courses I completed for QLD, SA, WA and NT and NSW.
Note: NSW has some additional parts to it that I will highlight.
What to expect
Courses are made up of sections with assessments at the end of each which contributes your final assessment score. There is also a final assessment which summarizes the whole course.
Most courses are designed to actively help you pass. Different courses use different methods to achieve this but it is in the interests of the training organization to ensure that it actually does happen.
In each course, when you get a question wrong you can review the material that deals with that question.
This method does two things:
1) It is a really good way to get the question right.
2) It is also a pretty cool way to learn because each section comprises a big component of your total score.
There is however a final assessment:
For the cheaper courses I did, during course I did I found that the final assessment was relatively easy once you had worked through the course.
For the best courses I did, there was no final assessment – sweet!
Note for NSW courses run by the OLGR of NSW: The online version was suspended in 2014. However, if you got an assessment question wrong three times you actually get locked out of that particular section. If this occurs, you have to contact a trainer for assistance. For the NSW review I included the questions I found difficult for this particular course in the Top Tips section. Fortunately for QLD, NT, SA and WA the course just keep looping back until you get it right.
When contacting the trainer is required:
In the first two courses I completed I required the trainer to assist me. I used email in both cases as I expect most other people would do and both times I had my questions answered within a few hours. After this I was able to move on. Calling would obviously be a lot quicker during business hours.
Sample RSA Question Types – with answers
To aid in learning and keep it interesting the online training has many types of questions.
Selection of the correct answers is usually pretty easy after you have just read through the material. Its also helpful that you also get sent back to the correct information if you get it wrong.
Drag and Drop
I loved the Drag and Drop type questions they are actually usually pretty easy.
Listen and Learn and Answers
The most easy questions of the lot. Basically you just hit play and listen for the answers.
True and False
They seem to save important point for True and False answers. It is obviously pretty easy to select the correct answer if you get it wrong the first time!
Sentence Selection – NSW Only
These can be a little tricky, but usually you are given the option to review course material prior to answering. In the NSW review I also suggest opening two pages side by side for these question particularly for final assessment
Review and Learn
Hard to get these wrong, but still a great way to learn
Relax and enjoy doing your RSA
Do not worry if these questions seem difficult.
You will pass your RSA course, it really is just a question of how long it will take you and how much stress it will cause you. I really hope you found this page useful in showing you what you can expect. In the reviews for individual courses I have Top Tips with answers to questions that I found more difficult to complete.
I found that I completed the course faster and enjoy the process of learning much more the moment I decided to RELAX and just LEARN.
Click here to do the best RSA online that I have found so far.
by Quinn Askeland