Clause 8.4 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 requires RTOs to provide the Training Accreditation Council (TAC) with an annual declaration on compliance.
The declaration is in relation to whether the RTO:
1. currently meets the requirements of the Standards across all its scope of registration and if not, action taken or planned to address the non-compliance, and
2. has met the requirements of the Standards for all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) certification documentation issued in the last financial year.
By submitting the annual declaration the RTO's Legally Responsible Person is confirming that:
- the RTO systematically monitors and evaluates training and assessment strategies and practices; and
- uses the outcomes of monitoring and evaluation to inform improvements in business and educational practice.
Systematic evaluation should be based on evidence from a range of sources, including outcomes of validation, complaints and appeal processes, feedback from learners, clients, trainers and assessors and quality/performance indicator data collected under the Data Provision Requirements.
The annual declaration covers the RTO's entire scope of operations, including all services provided on its behalf by other organisations under third party arrangements, and for all locations where the RTO operates in Western Australia, Victoria or overseas.
Completing the Declaration
The Annual Declaration on Compliance for RTOs registered with TAC is due by 30 September for the previous financial year.
RTOs that do not submit an annual declaration by the due date may be deemed to be non-compliant with Clause 8.4 of the Standards for RTOs.
Click here to view FAQs about the Annual Declaration on Compliance 2015-2016.
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