TAC Special Bulletin - Standards for RTOs 2015 - Commencement Date and Transition Arrangements

TAC Special Bulletin - Standards for RTOs 2015 - Commencement Date and Transition Arrangements

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New Standards for VET Regulation - Commencement Date and Transition Arrangements for RTOs

 

RTOs are advised that following amendments to the Vocational Education and Training (General) Regulations 2009, the commencement date for the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 is Monday 6 April 2015 for RTOs registered, or seeking registration with TAC.

 

For RTOs registered before commencement of the new Standards, a three month transitional period will apply from the commencement date. This period is an opportunity to finalise arrangements for transitioning from the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) to the new Standards. RTOs are encouraged to transition as soon as possible following the commencement date.

 

Applications

Registration (initial, renewal and amendment) applications will be subject to the following arrangements.

 

Applications received:

  • before 11:59pm, 5 April 2015 will be accepted against either the AQTF or the Standards for RTOs 2015; and
  • on or after 6 April 2015 will only be accepted against the Standards for RTOs 2015.

An application made against either set of Standards will be assessed, audited and decided under those Standards.

 

If an RTO is registered (initial or renewal of registration) under the AQTF after 6 April 2015, it will be required to comply with the Standards for RTOs 2015 after the transitional period.

 

Monitoring Audits

Post-initial, complaints and other monitoring audits endorsed by TAC (e.g. Strategic Industry Audits) will be subject to the following arrangements. If the monitoring audit is conducted:

  • on or before 3 April 2015 it will be under the AQTF;
  • between 6 April 2015 and 3 July 2015 it can be under either the AQTF or the Standards for RTOs 2015; and
  • on or after 6 July 2015 it will be under the Standards for RTOs 2015.

 

Further details of the transition arrangements are available through the TAC website, or by contacting the TAC Secretariat.

 

Email      tac@des.wa.gov.au

Phone     9441 1910​

 

 

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