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RTO Compliance Tip

While there is no prescription as to how trainers and assessors must maintain their currency in industry skills, it is the responsibility of your RTO to retain evidence that shows:• your trainers’ and assessors’ current industry skills and knowledge, and• that trainer and assessor knowledge directly relates to the training and/or assessment they are providing.

What are the alternatives to exams in vocational education?

In the UK there has been a recent announcement that exams will be compulsory for all level 3 vocational qualifications. Whilst the British government is wanting “rigour” to ensure courses are of a high quality, the Australian government is facing similar situations. I would argue against an academic-style exam to measure non-academic skills, knowledge and competencies. In …

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Are we creating quality assessment tools for our RTO?

There are a number of steps we need to think about when reviewing our assessment tools. The tools you are reviewing can be purchased from a commercial provider, or developed by your internal gurus within the RTO. To assist you with the review of your tools I have developed a simple list of 9 points …

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Draft revised RTO and VET Regulator Standards

The draft standards build on the work of the former National Skills Standards Council (NSSC), and incorporate a range of stakeholder views on that work, including issues raised during the broader VET reform consultation process undertaken in early 2014. These issues included some concerns about the relative costs and benefits of some of the changes …

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Launch of the Useful Educator’s Guide for LLN

Aged Care Service Providers and Educators are invited to the launch of The Useful Educator’s Guide on Thursday 24th July 9:30am – 10:30am at Baptist Village Baxter – 8 Robinsons Road, Frankston South. Background One of the concerns the aged care industry raised in the SE Melbourne WIN region was the skill level and personal attributes of …

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