TAC Update - Issue 28 - June 2014
TAC Update - Issue 28 - June 2014
TAC to Automatically Update Scope of Registration for Equivalent Training Package Products
From 1 July 2014, equivalent training package products (qualifications and/or units of competency) will be automatically added to your scope of registration without requiring an application or a fee.
This process applies to all TAC registered training organisations (RTOs) with a training package product listed on their scope that an Industry Skills Council has superseded with a new training product that it has deemed equivalent, and will apply to all future training package updates.
From 1 July 2014, TAC will update all training products on an RTO’s scope that are in transition, having been superseded by a new equivalent product in the last 12 months. There will be no application required or fee payable. TAC will work as quickly as possible to ensure the new products are placed on your scope. Your patience is appreciated while we work through the large volume of amendments.
Those providers that do not wish to have the new, equivalent product on scope can choose to opt-out through a simple application process. There is no fee for this.
Western Australia is committed to ensuring a client centered approach to regulation that minimises risk to the training sector while actively working to reduce regulatory burden for providers. This arrangement forms part of a collaborative arrangement between VET Regulators to ensure national consistency of regulatory approach under the National Training Framework.
For more information and frequently asked questions regarding the change, please visit the TAC website.
Extension to Transition Period for First Aid Units
Community Services & Health Industry Skills Council (CSHISC) has advised that a number of superseded First Aid units from the Health Training Package are being reviewed, and that updated versions of the replacement HLTAID units will be released later in the year.
To allow further time for the review to take place, TAC has agreed to support an extension of the transition period for these superseded units to 31 October 2014. Further information will be provided by CSHISC as it becomes available.
Change to TAE10 Training Package
As part of an Industry Skills Council update, Innovation and Business Skills Australia (IBSA) has added the unit TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills as an elective in the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and TAE50211 Diploma of Training Design and Development.
As per previous advice from TAC, units explicitly named as electives within a qualification can be delivered on a standalone basis if an RTO has that qualification on its current scope of registration.
Update: Unique Student Identifier
The Student Identifiers Bill 2014 was passed by both Houses in the Senate on 19 June 2014. Based on this Bill, the Unique Student Identifier initiative is scheduled for implementation in 2015.
Further information on the Unique Student Identifier is available from the Department of Industry’s website.
Update: 2014 Strategic Industry Audit (SIA) of VET in Schools (VETiS) in Western Australia
Audits for the VETiS SIA commenced in May and will continue throughout June and early July.
A total of 22 qualifications are being audited across a number of industry areas and delivery arrangements as part of the SIA. It is anticipated that the final report will be released in October 2014.
New TAC Website launch
The new Training Accreditation Council website went live on 23 May.
The web address remains the same (www.tac.wa.gov.au) but the site has a new look and a more user-friendly environment that is easy to navigate.
The new website will be kept up to date with news, events and information for RTOs, Accredited Course owners and other stakeholders.
Any feedback on the new website is welcome, and can be provided to email@example.com.
Reminder: Compliance Monitoring Audits
Under the updated VET Regulations, a new category of audit has been introduced which allows for the monitoring of ongoing compliance with the requirements of registration as a result of the outcomes of previous audits. This new category of audit is referred to as a Compliance Monitoring Audit (CMA) and came into effect from 1 May 2014.
Further information regarding the criteria for a CMA and costs involved is available from the TAC website.
2014 WA Training Awards
The Council is supporting the 2014 WA Training Awards, by sponsoring the WA Trainer of the Year category.
The Awards recognise and reward individuals and organisations that have excelled in vocational education and training – from apprentices, trainees and vocational students, to training professionals, training providers and employers committed to the training and development of their staff.
There are a number of award categories and people and organisations from across Western Australia and from all areas of training are encouraged to nominate for the Awards.
The Council is proud to support the WA Trainer of the Year category and encourages all RTOs to promote the awareness of the Awards within their organisations and colleagues within the vocational education and training sector.
For more information or to register your interest, go online to http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/trainingawards or contact (08)6551 5609.
The Awards will be announced at a presentation ceremony in Perth on 11 September 2014.
The 2014 WA Training Awards are coordinated by the Department of Training and Workforce Development and the State Training Board.
Final Report - Independent Review of the VET Sector in WA
The Final Report of the Independent Review of the Vocational Education and Training Sector
has been released for public comment.
The Report is available on the Department of Training and Workforce Development’s website.
If you would like to provide a response, please email your comments and feedback by Close of Business Friday, 11 July 2014 to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reporting Requirements for RTOs Registered with TAC
It is a requirement of registration with TAC that RTOs comply with mandatory reporting requirements. These reporting requirements include Quality Indicator Data and Client Qualification Register (CQR) Data. RTOs that have not submitted data by the required due date are not demonstrating compliance with the AQTF Essential Conditions and Standards for Continuing Registration and penalties may apply.
2013 Competency Completion Online System (CCOS) and Learner and Employer Survey data fall due 30 June 2014, and Client Qualification Register (CQR) data for the January - June 2014 reporting period falls due 31 July 2014. For further information, due dates and step-by-step instructions, please refer to the 'RTO Reporting Requirements' flyer available on the TAC website.
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