TAC Update - Issue 29 - September 2014

TAC Update - Issue 29 - September 2014





Issue 29 - September 2014



TAC Secretariat Relocation

On the weekend of 15-16 November 2014, the Department of Education Services will be relocating to its new site at 20 Walters Drive, Osborne Park.


The TAC Secretariat will be closed to public contact on Friday 14 November 2014 as the Department's networking and telephone equipment is moved to the new building. The Secretariat will reopen for business on Monday 17 November 2014. We appreciate your patience during the relocation and look forward to working with you from the new site.


Further information and updates will be posted to the TAC website in the coming weeks.


Update: New VET Standards

Earlier this year the Commonwealth Minister for Industry, the Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, released draft revised RTO and VET Regulator Standards and invited submissions of feedback from stakeholders. TAC has since been working with other VET regulators to provide further feedback to the Department of Industry in preparing the final draft Standards, which will be considered by the COAG Industry and Skills Council in the coming weeks.


Further information regarding the new Standards and TAC's implementation and transition plan will be published once the final Standards are announced.


Update: Automatic Updates to Scope of Registration for Equivalent Training Package Products

Since 1 July 2014, TAC has been updating all training products on an RTO’s scope that are in transition, having been superseded by a new equivalent product in the last 12 months. 


Please note that this process does not apply to products that were superseded prior to 1 July 2013. An RTO will need to apply to amend its registration in this case, even if it has the equivalent product on its scope of registration.


If you have received correspondence indicating the update has been completed for your RTO, please take the opportunity to review your updated scope of registration to ensure it accurately reflects what you are providing. If you wish to remove any products from your scope, you can apply online through RTONet, or with an Amendment to Registration application form available from the TAC website. There is no fee for this.


This new approach supports the COAG Industry and Skills Council objectives for VET reform and assists in reducing the regulatory burden on providers within the sector.


For more information and frequently asked questions regarding the change, please visit the TAC website.


Update: 2014 Strategic Industry Audit (SIA) of VET in Schools (VETiS) in Western Australia

It is anticipated that the final report of the VETiS SIA will be published in October/November 2014 and made available on the TAC website. Stakeholders directly involved in the SIA, including RTOs in the audit sample, will be notified when the report is published.


AVETMISS Reporting Webinars

Since 1 January 2014, RTOs have been required to obtain full AVETMISS data from their clients. This data must be submitted to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) by the end of February 2015. NCVER is hosting a series of free one hour webinars providing practical help on:

  • The main requirements of AVETMISS reporting
  • How to prepare for AVETMISS reporting

The webinar is recommended for staff from RTOs that are new to AVETMISS reporting.


At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will have gained a practical understanding of their reporting obligations. The topics to be covered include:

  • What is AVETMISS?
  • How do I know my data is AVETMISS compliant?
  • How to find an AVETMISS compliant student management system?
  • When do I need to submit my data?
  • Who do I submit my data to?
  • How do I submit my data?
  • What help is available?

There are three webinar sessions currently scheduled:

  • Monday 29 September 2014: 12.30-1.30 pm (WA time)
  • Thursday 16 October 2014: 11.30 am -12.30 pm (WA time)
  • Monday 27 October 2014: 11.30 am - 12.30 pm (WA time)

Places are limited for each session. To ensure you don’t miss out, please register through the Events page on the NCVER Portal: www.ncver.edu.au.




Reminder: Changes to Financial Viability Assessment Requirements

The Training Accreditation Council (TAC) has endorsed changes to its processes for assessing financial risk. For applications received by TAC on or after 1 October 2014, no financial evidence or assessments of financial viability will be required for:

  • Applications for renewal of registration; and
  • Applications for initial registration, where the applicant is applying to become an enterprise RTO.

The changes do not affect the requirements of Condition 5 of the AQTF Essential Conditions and Standards, and applications will be considered on a case by case basis. In some cases, TAC may require a financial viability assessment to be conducted.


This new approach supports the COAG Industry and Skills Council objectives for VET reform and assists in reducing the regulatory burden on providers within the sector.


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) data, 2013 Learner and Employer Survey data and Client Qualification Register (CQR) data for the January - June 2014 reporting period are now overdue. 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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