Are you ready for the Annual Declaration of Compliance?

Compliance – an Ongoing Challenge Those of you who have been around RTOs for a while know that every year brings a new compliance challenge – 2016 is no different. ASQA is now requiring the submission of the Annual Declaration of Compliance (See Clause 8.4 below). This should not be a surprise, although it may feel like it has snuck up on you. In fact, the Standards for RTOs 2015 …
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4 Strategies to ensure technology is embraced in your RTO

Technology: we can’t live without it It is our future, yet we are still unsure about the role technology could have within our vocational education system. Why, after almost 20 years of access to the Internet and the ready availability of devices including computers, tablets, whiteboards and phones, do we still struggle to fully embrace the role of digital technology in our delivery strategies? An article from the Center for …
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Have you worked out Volume of Learning and Amount of Training for your RTO?

Are you adjusting to the new Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015? At the end of last year  we wrote to you about preparing for the New Year and in particular about preparing for the new Standards. By now you will have at the very least: Updated your policies and processes, Aligned your training and assessment practices with the new policies and standards, and Engaged with industry in a variety …
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7 ways to get your RTO ready for the new financial year

Time is flying, are you ready? June 30 is nearly upon us. It is hard not to notice with all those EOFY sales! But focusing on your expenditure, taxation and cleaning up all those loose financial ends is not the only way to make good use of this time of year. Why not take stock of a few other areas of your RTO as well and get ready for bigger …
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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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