TAC Special Bulletin - Third Party Agreements

TAC Special Bulletin - Third Party Agreements

 

 

 

 

Third Party Agreements

 

It is a requirement under Clause 8.3 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 that RTOs notify the Training Accreditation Council (TAC) of all third party agreements.
 

RTOs are required to advise TAC of all current third party agreements via completion of the
RTO3 Notification of Third Party Agreement form available on the TAC website. RTOs will need to continually notify TAC when entering into a new or ending an agreement as outlined below:

  • When entering into an agreement with a third party, an RTO must notify TAC, either:

·        within 30 calendar days of the agreement being entered into; or

·        prior to the obligations of the agreement taking effect (whichever occurs first).

  • When ending an agreement with a third party, an RTO must notify TAC within 30 calendar days of the agreement coming to an end.

Failure to notify the TAC Secretariat of these arrangements may result in non-compliance.
 

This requirement covers agreements for a third party that provides any of the following services on behalf of the RTO:

  • training;
  • assessment;
  • education and support services; and
  • activities that relate to the recruitment of prospective learners such as marketing, enrolment and collection of fees.

This requirement does not cover agreements for a third party that provides any of the following services on behalf of the RTO:

  • counselling;
  • mediation;
  • ICT support;
  • contract of employment between an RTO and its employee; and
  • where students have been referred and the referring company does not receive payment from the RTO. eg Employment Services Providers (eg. Centrelink, Job Services Australia, Disability Services Commission, Migrant Resource Centre), Australian Apprenticeship Providers, Apprenticeship Centre, Department of Education.

It is expected that the written agreement between the RTO and any third parties delivering services on its behalf will be available at audit. 

 

 

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