Month: August 2019

Experiences from the front line

We believe the purpose of a regulatory body is to promote and protect the education and training system. Australia has a world-class education and training system that other countries envy, but the real-life stories below also raise questions.    RTO One’s Experience:    This is a very common scenario in a number of stories we […]
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Interview: Troy Williams, Chief Executive Officer at the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA).

Here is a copy of our interview with Troy Williams, Chief Executive Officer at the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA).    Troy, in a nutshell, what has been your experience of working in the training and education industry?   It’s diverse.  From the perspective of a provider, in the late 1990s I established a […]
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New projects under way

Training package and/or product consultation – August 2019   Automotive   PWC Skills for Australia invite you to complete their online survey for the AUR Automotive training package and materials. Take the AUR survey    First Aid   SkillsIQ is leading a project to review of the current UoCs in the first aid training package […]
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ASQA’s Regulatory Strategy 2019–21

Highlights:    The strategy identifies two target areas and five strategic initiatives   Target area 1: Trainer and assessor capability, identified as a critical concern for the VET Sector in three consecutive years (2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018 -2020) Target area 2: VET in Schools Strategic Initiative 1: Recognising and supporting quality in the VET sector […]
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The VET regulator Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) gone rogue

The national vocational education and training (VET) sector regulator Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), has been criticised by the Chair of the House of Representatives Employment, Education and Training Committee, Andrew Laming, LNP (QLD) Member for Bowman in a hard-hitting speech to parliament. According to the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), the peak body […]
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What should the vocational education and training regulatory system look like?

Our belief is that a regulatory system should be based on the following principles:  Transparency: All audit reports should be made public on ASQA’s website. This will help establish a transparent vocational education and training system.  Consistency: ASQA should only make decisions within the regulatory framework.  There also needs to be a definition of what constitutes a […]
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