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 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 do you prepare your RTO for an Audit? Will it be war or peace?

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender – Winston Churchill The audit as a battle ground. Sometimes an audit feels like a battle ground. And the words of Churchill, while we use it in …
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How can I be confident my RTO is compliant, at all times?

You might think that this is a no brainer but there is a tendency in RTOs to only think seriously about compliance when an audit is approaching.  Why is this? Because the day to day pressing issues overshadow the compliance tasks. Many RTOs are reactive in their approach to compliance and quality, they deal with issues as they arise but they may not have systems in place to systematically review …
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