TAC Special Bulletin - Standards for RTOs 2015 - Release of TAC Users' Guide

TAC Special Bulletin - Standards for RTOs 2015 - Release of TAC Users' Guide




Release of the Users' Guide to the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015


The Training Accreditation Council (TAC) has released its Users’ Guide to the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015. The document can be found here on the TAC website.


The guide is intended for use by those applying to become an RTO, existing RTOs, auditors and other regulatory staff.
  • Organisations applying to become RTOs can use this guide to understand the obligations of an RTO, and develop systems and processes in preparation for submitting an application for initial registration.
  • Current RTOs can use the guide to understand their regulatory obligations, and to establish and maintain systems and processes that both comply with the Standards and suit the RTO and its clients and learners. RTOs can also use the guide to conduct internal reviews and guide improvement initiatives.
  • Auditors and other regulatory staff can use this guide to help them make consistent judgements about the intent of the Standards and how RTOs can implement the Standards in ways that suit them and their learners.
The g​uide is not part of the Standards and has no legal authority. The guide does not prescribe how an RTO should be managed or what evidence must be retained to demonstrate compliance. RTOs are best placed to decide the most suitable way for their organisation to be structured and managed.
While the Standards for RTOs 2015 apply to all RTOs, the guide contains some information that is specific to those RTOs regulated by TAC. RTOs not regulated by TAC should contact their regulator for specific information regarding VET legislation, regulatory requirements and regulatory processes that apply to them.
The guide will be updated from time to time. Updated versions will be published on the TAC website and any printed copies should be checked for currency against the most recent digital copy.


Last modified: 24/09/2015 12:54 PM