As part of the national VET reform agenda, on Monday 20 October 2014, new Standards for RTOs and VET Regulators were signed by the Commonwealth Minister for Industry. This follows the 26 September 2014 meeting of the COAG Industry and Skills Council, where the introduction of the new Standards from 1 January 2015 was approved. The new Standards are:
These Standards have been designed to better recognise the different level of risk posed by different providers, and to better align with plans to remove unnecessary regulation and red tape.
Following amendments to the Vocational Education and Training (General) Regulations 2009, the commencement date for the Standards is Monday 6 April 2015 for RTOs registered, or seeking registration with TAC.
The following documents have been created to outline key changes and similarities to the previous Standards:
Mapping of the similarities between the AQTF 2010 and the Standards for RTOs 2015
This document has been developed to provide RTOs regulated by TAC with guidance on the Standards for RTOs 2015. The document provides information against the Standards including similarities to sections within the AQTF 2010.
An overview of key changes in the requirements of RTOs following the introduction of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015
This document has been created to highlight a number of significant additional requirements for RTOs following the introduction of the Standards for RTOs 2015.
An overview of key changes in the requirements of VET Regulators following the introduction of the Standards for VET Regulators 2015
This document has been created to highlight a number of significant additional requirements of VET Regulators following the introduction of the Standards for VET Regulators 2015.
Presentation slides from February 2015 RTO Information Sessions
In February 2015, TAC held a series of workshops around the state to help guide RTOs through the process of transition to the new Standards for RTOs 2015.
The sessions were intended to provide an overview of the new requirements, introduce some of the changes to TAC's regulatory approach under the Standards for VET Regulators 2015 and examine in greater detail some specific areas of the Standards that have been raised by WA providers.
The presentation slides can be found here as a useful resource for your RTO.
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