training and assessment strategy

How can you have your TAS support continuous improvement?

Training and Assessment Strategies Core to your Registered Training Organisation (RTO) is a Training and Assessment Strategies (TAS) for all of your training products. These serve as part of your operational planning. They aren’t just for the auditor to review once every 5 years! These strategies represent the action plan for delivering and assessing a …

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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 your Training and Assessment Strategies costing you money?

Are your RTO strategies costing you money by not being compliant with the RTO Standards? Time and time again I see common mistakes in the training and assessment strategies (TAS) developed by RTOs. A good TAS is an extremely important document within your RTO, from both audit and strategic business planning perspectives, I have highlighted the most …

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Updating trainer and assessor Professional Development

Why do RTO want their trainers and assessors to continually upgrade their skills and knowledge? I can hear you saying “to meet the compliance requirements!”. Well YES, but seriously, there is a reason it is a requirement. Updating skills and knowledge within your area of expertise can provide you with some excellent information whilst assisting …

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Are your RTO Systems meeting your needs?

Whilst RTOs can put any number of policies in place, nothing will work unless there is strong cultural aspect to gain respect for the system. This cultural aspect comes from the top and must work its way down through the organisation. The CEO must be respecting policies whether they be RTO training systems, staffing or safety …

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Are you neglecting your RTO Induction program?

As an RTO you are expected to provide an Induction program for your staff. An important aspect, yet so often neglected. Are you NON Complaint?  Induction is the key to ensuring that employees have both the knowledge and confidence to commence duties as quickly as possible. Effective induction and ongoing support and development at the beginning a new …

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