How to effectively engage your RTO with industry. Three strategies for success.

Are you stuck between a rock and a hard place? As an RTO owner, you may feel like you are stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to effectively engaging with industry. On the one hand you want your courses to be industry relevant, using current technologies and practices to produce learners who are job ready. But on the other hand you have to comply with …
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The 3 essential steps to a Happy New Year in your RTO

Christmas is fast approaching and so are The new Standards for Registered Training Organisations Your social calendar is full, you have a million things to do in your RTO (and at home), but the holidays are nearly here. And you know that the new Standards for RTOs is just around the corner. In fact the new Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 will take effect from January 1 2015 for new RTOs or April 1 …
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Are you on track to transition to the new RTO Standards by April 2015?

Are you on track? The new Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 have now been endorsed and take effect from 1 January 2015 for new RTOs or 1 April 2015 for existing RTOs. By these dates you must fully comply with the Standards as a condition of your registration. Below is an overview of what has changed and what is no longer required. We know this has created a lot more …
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How to provide effective distance or e-learning programs

Are your distance or e-learning options effective? What makes for an effective distance or e-learning experience? Great question. It is certainly a growth sector with distance and e-learning options popping up all over the place. The technology has certainly improved over the past few years and offers a much richer learning experience, but the education providers seem to be dragging their feet. The good, the bad, and the… Over the last few …
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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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