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ASQA and the VET Reform

ASQA and the VET Reform

About This Episode

Over the last 10 years we have experienced massive changes within the training industry. Since the inception of ASQA in 2011, we have experienced the highs and lows of regulation, including the pressure on RTOs with over regulation.

The tides are changing, with ASQA taking a whole new approach to how we are regulated. This has been driven by the Joyce Report from 2019 (a Report on Strengthening the VET sector) and the VET Reform.

Exciting times are ahead. Listen to this Podcast to learn more about the future of ASQA and the VET Sector.

In this episode:

  • VET Reform and the impact on RTOs
  • ASQAs new leadership direction
  • Exciting changes to the training industry and how they will impact you
  • The meaning behind the new ASQA logo
  • Working together with ASQA…

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Season 2, Episode 24

Annual Declaration of Compliance

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It’s that time of year folks… time to get your annual declaration of compliance in! I’m going to talk to you about standards 2.1, 2.2, 8.4 and 8.6, and what you need to do to get up to date.

Rest assured, this is much more than a simple box-ticking exercise. Did you know that ASQA investigate 5% of RTOs? If you’re one of those, you’ve got to make sure you’re ready. Even if you are not investigated, there are so many good reasons why you should take this seriously. In this episode I’m going to go through how to complete the annual declaration of compliance, and how this is going to help your organisation.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Why you should do an annual compliance audit
  • Why the annual audit should be combined with ongoing monitoring
  • The importance of a continuous improvement strategy
  • The benefits of monthly meetings
  • How to identify weaknesses in your organisation
  • How to do your annual declaration of compliance
  • How to conduct an internal audit
  • Why it’s dangerous to not take your annual declaration seriously
  • How best to deal with ASQA
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  • What happens if you don’t complete the annual declaration of compliance

For more information on submitting your annual Declaration of compliance, go to: https://www.asqa.gov.au/news-events/news/annual-declaration-compliance-open-until-31-march-2021

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Transition to Online Training

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In this episode I cover the process of moving your face to face training to online training. 

With COVID came a lot of challenges to the Training Industry, including the need to transition training to online or remote, all this led to changes that impacted not only the training we deliver, but how we work now and into the future, where the workforce has changed forever.

We really need to identify now, how are we meeting the future needs of education for both the student and industry. The expectations of students has now changed, as now they have an expectation that they will be able to access at least part of their training online. 

What are you doing to meet the needs and the future needs of education and your students? How are you transitioning, be it fully online, or even partially online? 
What are you going to be able to provide in order to move your training with the needs of your students? 

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How to be RTO Audit Ready – P1

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