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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.

Webinar:

Caron Kelly,

27 July 2020

Becoming an RTO Information Session (webinar)

Becoming an RTO Information Session Handouts 


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.

Workshop:

Michaela Tarpley

22 June 2019

The Audit Experience: Facts and Fiction (Webinar)


Unpacking the Standards for Registered Training Organisations

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 conducted throughout 2019 which together focus on each stage of the assessment process.

Workshop:

Claire Werner

25 Feb 2020

Assessment Part 1 - Design and development of an assessment system (PowerPoint)

Assessment Part 1 - Design and development of an assessment system (Handouts)

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. 

Workshop:

Dr Russell Docking

30 March 2020

Assessment Part 2 - Designing and Using Assessment Tools (Webinar)

Assessment Part 2 - Designing and Using Assessment Tools (PowerPoint)

Assessment Part 2 - Designing and Using Assessment Tools (Handouts)

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 be covered.

Workshop:

Dr Russell Docking

30 April 2020

Assessment Part 3 - Assessment in Practice: Making the Assessment Decision and the Validation of Assessment Practices and Outcomes (Webinar)

Assessment Part 3 - (Handout) 

Assessment Part 3 - (PowerPoint)


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

Workshop:

Claire Werner

3 June 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.

Workshop:

Claire Werner

9 May 2019


Industry Engagement
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).

Workshop:

Claire Werner

2 November 2017

TAC Education Workshop – Industry Engagement (video)

TAC Education Workshop (PPT) and Handouts 


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.

Workshop:

Russell Docking

22 March 2017

TAC Education Workshop – Vocational Competence and Industry Currency (video)

TAC Education Workshop (PPT) and Handouts 

 

Amount of Training, Assessment and Assessment Validation

This session provides practical information to support compliance practices including workshop activities on specific topics linked to the Standards for RTOs 2015 such as:

  • Amount of Training (Clauses 1.1-1.2)
  • Assessment (Clause 1.8)
  • Validation (Clauses 1.9-1.11)

Workshop:

Russell Docking, Claire Werner, Michaela Tarpley

2 November 2016

TAC Education Workshop – Amount of Training (video)

TAC Education Workshop – Assessment (video)

TAC Education Workshop – Validation (video)

TAC Education Workshop (PPT) 

TAC Education Workshop Handouts 


 Course Accreditation

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.

Workshop:

Cherrie Hawke

18 February 2020

The Course Accreditation Process (webinar)

The Course Accreditation Process (PowerPoint)

The Course Accreditation Process (Handouts)


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.

Workshop:

Cherrie Hawke

27 May 2020

Developing UOC for Accredited Courses (PowerPoint)

Developing UOC for Accredited Courses (Handouts)


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:

Morena Stanley

29 May 2017

The TAC Risk Framework (Video)

 


 

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