Month: August 2019

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 Strategic Initiative […]
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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 Registered Training […]
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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 to reflect industry best […]
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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 have received:  […]
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ELICOS for the International Students (Part 3 of Part 3)

In the last newsletters we discussed the following:  What is ELICOS and what it stands for  Who ELICOS applies to?  What is the definition of ELICOS? What is included in the ELICOS?  What are the benefits of having ELICOS programs on scope  Guidelines for regulatory authorities  What are ELICOS providers and their types? The status […]
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Third-Party Arrangements – What does this mean for your RTO?

ASQA has published an updated guide on third-party arrangements that will come into effect from 1 September 2019 for new third-party arrangements and 1 November 2019 for existing arrangements. If you have an existing third-party arrangement, you should have already received an email from ASQA with information about the new requirements and the transition period.   […]
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How does an RTO protect itself in this current climate?

RTO’s need to be prepared to weather any storm.  There are simple practices all RTO’s should be adhering to to ensure they are ready for whatever comes their way. As an RTO the first step is ensuring that you understand the applicable legislation, standards and what best practice looks like.  For the VET sector these […]
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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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