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 was Monday 6 April 2015 for RTOs registered, or seeking registration with TAC.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) can be found
here and will be updated throughout the transition period.
RTOs will be provided with further information to guide them through the process of transition to the new Standards, including the publication of a Users' Guide.
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.
Presentation slides from February 2015 Information Sessions
Should you wish to discuss any aspect of the new Standards further, you are encouraged to contact the TAC Secretariat.
Phone: (08) 9224 6510
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