‘Vocational education and training (VET) practitioners play a critical role in skilling Australia’s workforce. The need to ensure that both their teaching practices and industry skills and knowledge remain current has never been more paramount, especially when faced with rapidly changing industrial, technological and economic environments’ Source’
‘There is an obligation for registered training organisations (RTOs) to ensure that their VET practitioners meet the requirements for teachers and assessors, as outlined in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015. Clause 1.16 specifically stipulates a requirement that ‘trainers and assessors undertake professional development in the fields of the knowledge and practice of vocational training, learning and assessment including competency based training and assessment’
Why you need us for your professional development
What clauses 1.13 to 1.16 mean for your RTO
Quality training and assessment depends on the skills and knowledge of trainers and assessors.
The Standards specify that trainers and assessors are skilled VET practitioners with current industry skills and knowledge. This ensures students receive the training they need and graduates are properly assessed before being issued with a qualification or statement of attainment.
ASQA’s strategic industry reviews have consistently found high levels of non-compliance with these clauses. This non-compliance undermines the quality of the student experience and directly affects the quality and credibility of qualifications. Students have told ASQA that it is important to them that their teachers are professional and knowledgeable about their subjects.
To provide training that reflects current industry practice and valid assessment, your RTO’s trainers and assessors must maintain the currency of their skills and knowledge in both:
- Their industry areas
- Vocational education and training.
What does the following mean?:
- Section 158 National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011
- Subdivision B – Conditions of registration, condition 24 satisfying the Financial Viability Risk Assessment Requirements – An NVR registered training organisation must satisfy the Financial Viability Risk Assessment Requirements.
- Subdivision B – Conditions of registration, condition 23 satisfying Fit and Proper Person Requirements. An NVR registered training organisation must satisfy the Fit and Proper Person Requirements.
The above is just a small part of the myriad of professional development, conditions and compliance issues that an RTO CEO must address. Maintaining the above is not merely an event, it is a continuous process of improvement, currency and compliance.
What we will provide/do for you
Our experienced consultants will work with you to develop workshops, seminars and mentoring programs especially tailored to your needs.
We can / will design, develop and lead your PD sessions covering:
- Vocational education and training
- RTO leadership and management
- Communication skills – both written and verbal
- Higher education training
- Technical skills – computer systems, applications and program
- Auditing, legal, compliance and risk managements
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