A new legislative instrument – the ESOS (Exempt Courses) Instrument 2021 – now exempts specific supplementary courses from the definition of ‘course’ under the ESOS Act.
Assessment validation is highly important for RTOs to complete, but many get it wrong and are surprised when auditing assessors come in and find a mountain of issues.
Clause 1.8 in the Standards states the four principles of assessment are Fairness, Flexibility, Validity and Reliability. Let’s break them down.
A clear breakdown of the key changes of ASQA’s new approach.
If you’re a newbie to creating compliant and effective competency-based assessment, here’s a quick guide on how you can get started.
In the spirit of the Christmas season, we want you to sit back, relax and have a jolly time unpacking this journey to compliance.
As we begin to head into the New Year, Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) across Australia have one goal in mind: To ensure that they are compliant.
We know AVETMISS reporting season isn’t necessarily the most relaxing time of the year, but we’re here to make it a lot easier to stay compliant.
Effective ways for you to review your RTO compliance framework, including an awesome colour-coded risk map
VET Guru John Price gives a brief overview of 7 common TAS problems that you should fix
Assessment templates can help, but they're just a small part of tackling non-compliance.
A breakdown of ASQA's proposed price increases, effective from July 1st 2020.
Common non-compliances from auditors, and how to protect yourself from ever seeing them.
Ever wondered how auditors find so many issues during assessment validation? Here's why competent trainers and assessors can miss important details.
How creating a culture of compliance can make your RTO more profitable
What you need to know about the change to ASQA fees, coming next year.
What do students really think of assessment? An educator with 30 years of experience in VET asked her own students.
With a looming digital skills gap, playing catch up is costly when it comes to online assessments.
In embracing the concept of flexibility, has VET become an education marketplace that is trying to be everything to everyone?
Get ready to transition from current reporting systems to the TCSI solution.
Your guide to decoding the amount of training standards and how to simplify the experience.
Cover your ass...sessments. Prepare for tomorrows assessments by implementing these techniques.. today.
Does your RTO have a good assessment system in place?
Data safety is the responsibility of everyone at your RTO. Here are some ways to ensure better data procedures.
These 6 steps will keep you out of a hot avet-mess!
"It was a hit, and the rest is history!" How to cruise through AVETMISS reporting.
A few weeks ago, NCVER made some updates to their AVETMISS Validation Software.
It’s a bold move that’s giving the Australian Skills Quality Authority greater influence in the protection of our VET industry’s quality.
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Every learning environment is different and requires its own solutions.
With so much knowledge available, what determines truth from lies?
Four tips to ensure your message comes across succinctly when you’re dealing with multiple departments.
It’s that time of year again — time to collect, store, validate, identify, and fix errors before exporting your RTO data to NCVER. Often the most frustrating step can be identifying and fixing errors, and even the most highly trained administrator can succumb to validation errors. Winter may have gone but AVETMISS reporting is here. To ease your concerns and support you in the upcoming weeks, we’ve collated a list of the top 5 common AVETMISS reporting errors and their solutions.
Based on the Australian Skills Quality Authority’s (ASQA) own figures, the majority of non-compliance issues are related to the practice of assessing and assessment tools.
Reports from ASQA still indicate that at audit time, over 80% of RTOs continue to be deemed non-compliant when it comes to assessment. Why is this happening? There are a few key reasons why assessment continues to be the bane of auditors, compliance managers, and assessors alike, so let’s break it down.
Mark Paterson joined the Australian Skills Quality Authority in May 2016 as the Commissioner of Regulatory Operations. He assumed the role of Chief Commissioner on 1 January 2017. Previously, he served as Secretary of the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources (Cth), and later, as Secretary of the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (Cth). We spoke to Mark about recent changes to the auditing model used by ASQA to assess compliance of RTOs with the national standards.
January 2017 was a month of transition. While most eyes were trained on the USA inaugurating its 45th President, educators in Australia were focusing on the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) — and new changes to the auditing model for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).
Diminish risk and improve your students' outcomes.