How to use Assessment Mapping to Diagnose Assessment Non-compliances in RTOs

Responding to Noncompliances in an audit report Have you ever received an audit report that contained areas of noncompliance? It can be a shock to discover that some aspects of your RTO operations are not adequate. Especially when this report follows a stressful period of preparing for the audit and then waiting for the audit report to come. Even though some of these noncompliances may have been evident from the …
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What you need to know about RTO Risk Management that most Registered Training Organisations don’t know.

What does Risk Management mean in an RTO? Risk Management is an area that we often find is misunderstood across the VET sector. Risk Management plans and Risk Registers are rare finds, and if they do exist they are often not up to date or truly reflective of the whole Registered Training Organisation operations. Managing risk is the daily task of every RTO manager regardless of the size of your …
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What are the compliance requirements for my RTO? Could it be good for my business?

What are the compliance requirements for my RTO? The words ‘compliance’ and ‘risk’ can evoke powerful emotions in people. You may be someone who looks forward to the challenge of managing compliance and risk and if you are, these tasks probably don’t cause you stress. If, on the other hand, you are one of the many who find compliance management to be something to be feared then this email may …
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Are your RTO learning and assessment strategies telling your story?

Learning and Assessment Strategies Do you resent having to write learning and assessment strategies for your training programs? Do you write the strategy then ‘file’ it somewhere to be forgotten? You know you really should take time to develop your Strategy and keep it up to date – it really is the heart of your training system and it should tell your story. If you do think that the Strategy …
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What you need to know about the proposed standards for RTOs

Draft revised RTO and VET Regulator Standards The proposed standards for training providers and VET regulators have now been released. These new standards have been prepared in response to extensive consultation and seek to be responsive to industry, support quality outcomes and be less onerous. Here are some key features that are included in the proposed standards: Clarity about compliance There is an attempt to provide more clarity on what …
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How to grow your business or cause through email marketing: Part 1

Let me get straight to the point. If you do not use email marketing as a way to grow your cause you are missing out on one of the most effective mediums available. Whether your cause is a business or nonprofit, you should seriously think about making email marketing a priority. If you do it well, it will become one of your most successful marketing activities. A great way to …
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Jane was out of her depth. Jamie was always late. How to turn poor performance into good and what to do if you cant.

Do you have a team member who has poor work habits or is not really working to the standard you need? I am sure most managers would agree that they want a safe and happy workplace with high performing staff. Managing underperforming staff can be a difficult and stressful task, but what if it was possible to turn this poor performance into good. Jane was out of her depth Jane …
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How to navigate the ever changing VET sector. Our top 10 tips to stay calm and compliant.

Change is inevitable. Growth is optional. – John Maxwell Anyone working in the Vocational Education and Training sector in Australia will have experienced this roller coaster of change and know that falling asleep on the job for a minute can quickly lead to trouble with compliance.   Staying on top of the changes can be challenging and if you want your business to grow, you need some clever strategies to keep …
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How to build a great non profit by building a great team

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much – Helen Keller There’s no doubt that working with the right people can be rewarding. Teams are the building blocks of society and all successful non profit organisations. Teams feel right. We know how to behave in teams because we have learnt the concept from a very young age. We have learnt how to share ideas, trust others …
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Are you missing out on a great opportunity to build your staff and business?

Appraisal is one of the most ignored but effective tools to grow your staff and business   What gets measured gets managed Peter Drucker, the famous writer and business consultant said it so clearly in his distinct and straight-to-the-point style. The concept is so simple and crucial to business success, and yet it is ignored by far too many businesses and organisations. Paying attention to something long enough to measure …
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