Recordings and Resources for Previous Sessions:
Training Accreditation Council Processes
Becoming an RTO Information Session
|Want to be a registered training organisation (RTO) but don't know where to start? This session is for you! If you are considering becoming an RTO, the Training Accreditation Council encourages you to attend this interactive online session which provides entry level information on applying to become an RTO. |
Caron Kelly, 27 July 2020
|The Audit Experience: Facts and Fiction|
Undergoing an RTO Audit can be a stressful experience, but it doesn't have to be if you are well informed and prepared for the audit. The aim of this webinar is to provide you with information that will help you to understand why and how the Training Accreditation Council implements the audit process and what you can do to help make the experience a positive one for your organisation. This webinar is delivered by TAC Auditors and introduces you to information and resources that you can use to help with audit preparations, to participate in the audit effectively, as well as how to approach your audit results. The webinar does not address compliance with the regulatory standards.
Michaela Tarpley, 25 September 2020
Unpacking the Standards for Registered Training Organisations
|Understanding RTO Responsibilities in Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)|
The Standards for RTOs require an RTO to offer RPL to individual learners (Clause 1.12). In the Glossary, RPL is described as “an assessment process that assesses the competencies of an individual that may have been acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning”. RPL must meet the rigorous requirements of assessment as detailed in Clause 1.8.
This workshop deals with common misunderstandings and confusions about RPL and related concepts, examines the requirements of the Standards, then presents an approach to RPL that supports the needs of the individual, industry, the RTO, the Training Package and the Standards.
Russell Docking, 2 October 2020
Designing RTO Training & Assessment Strategies - Incorporating amount of training & industry engagement
An RTOs Training and Assessment Strategy, which may comprise of more than one document, details the training product to which the strategy relates, the units to be delivered, the client group, mode of delivery, resources required, amount of training that will be provided and are informed by industry engagement. This interactive workshop guides participants through the process of developing a strategy by using a detailed case study. You will see how the above information is used at each step of the development process to build a strategy that is appropriate for the client group. The workshop will also link the process of developing a training and assessment strategy to the Standards for RTOs to assist RTOs in understanding their obligations.
Claire Werner, 10 Aug 2020
Distance and Online Training and Assessment
RTOs conduct training and assessment through distance and online delivery methods for a variety of reasons such as meeting learner demand in rural and remote areas, community or Government needs, or more recently to meet physical distancing measures introduced to minimise COVID-19 infection.
This two hour webinar is designed to highlight the drivers of distance, online and blended training and assessment and the opportunities these modes of delivery offer RTOs - tempered by an awareness of associated risk.
Russell Docking, 25 November 2020
Assessment Part 1 - Design and development of an assessment system
Assessment is a fundamental part of an RTO's operations and an assessment system includes not only the actual materials used directly in conducting assessment, but also policies, procedures and other supporting documents that inform the way assessment is conducted with an RTO. This session provides both practical and specific information on the design and development of assessment systems with an emphasis on; the fundamentals of competency-based assessment, key drivers
, and the shaping and documenting of assessment systems.
This session is part one of a three-part series on assessment which together focus on each stage of the assessment process.
Russell Docking, 15 September 2020
As assessments are used to determine a learner's competence, RTOs must ensure their assessment tools are developed to meet all unit or module assessment requirements and the Standards for RTOs. This session provides both practical and specific information on the design and development of assessment tools to gather evidence that can be used to make judgements of competence.
Dr Russell Docking, 20 October 2020
This workshop provides RTOs with practical and
specific information to support the use of assessment tools to gather good
evidence, making safe assessment judgements with that evidence, and recording
the evidence and outcomes. In addition, specific information to support a fair
and effective assessment appeals process, and to implement an assessment
validation strategy to monitor each stage of the assessment process will also
Dr Russell Docking, 30 April 2020
RTO Governance - Driving Quality Through Good Business Practice
This session covers the broader issue of RTO governance and includes RTO business processes, record management and third party agreement management. The session is appropriate for staff at executive level and staff involved with maintaining and ensuring quality systems related to the business practices of an RTO and its compliance with requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015
Claire Werner, 8 December 2020
RTO Marketing – Is your marketing accessible, accurate and informative?
The workshop aims to increase the capability of RTOs and their staff in understanding marketing requirements for RTOs, as prescribed in the Standards for RTOs 2015 (the Standards). The session will cover frequently asked questions related to marketing requirements and achieving compliance with the Standards, outline common mistakes and provide practical examples.
Claire Werner, 14 October
|Industry engagement plays a significant role in an RTO's operations. This sessions provides practical and specific information to RTOs on industry engagement with an emphasis on how it informs training and assessment strategies (Clause 1.1, 1.2) industry relevance (Clause 1.5, 1.6) and vocational competence and industry currency of trainers and assessors (Clause 1.13).|
2 November 2017
|Vocational Competence and Industry Currency for Trainers and Assessors|
|This session provides practical and specific information and hands-on experience to RTOs on Vocational Competence and Industry Currency for Trainers and Assessors to support compliance practices.|
22 March 2017
|Understanding the TAC Users' Guide to the Standards for RTOs|
|This workshop focuses on the purpose and structure of the latest edition of the Guide and how it can be utilised to maximise its usefulness to you and your organisation. While the Standards for RTOs apply to all RTOs, the Guide and workshop contain some information specific to TAC’s policies and processes.|
20 November 2020
The Course Accreditation Process
Accrediting a course within the VET sector is a significant undertaking for an organisation. The aim of this webinar is to provide you with information that will help you to understand the course accreditation process. This webinar will introduce you to information and resources that you can use to help with each stage of the accreditation process as well as highlight common issues that course developers experience throughout the process.
Cherrie Hawke, 18 August 2020
Developing Units of Competency for Accredited Courses
The basic building blocks of accredited courses are the units of competency or modules within each qualification structure. Where nationally recognised units are not available, course developers must write their own unique units. This workshop provides practical guidance on the principles and technical requirements for developing units which meet the Standards for Training Packages.
Cherrie Hawke, 27 May 2020
TAC Risk Framework
|The TAC Risk Framework – a risk based approach to managing and responding to risk|
The Training Accreditation Council's regulatory approach has been developed in line with the approach described in the Standards for VET Regulators which aims to ensure '…the integrity of nationally recognised training by regulating RTOs ... using a risk based approach that is consistent, effective, proportional, responsive and transparent.' (p4)
The approach described in the Standards enables VET regulators to deal more effectively with poor quality in the sector and to improve confidence of VET outcomes. This enables a focus on RTOs or sectors deemed to pose the highest risk to quality outcomes, while allowing those with a history of consistent compliance to operate with reduced regulatory scrutiny.
This presentation will focus on TAC's risk based approach, including how TAC manages and responds to risk.
Training Providers Forum:
29 May 2017
The TAC Risk Framework (Video)
11/12/2020 12:41 PM