TAC Update - Issue 31 - December 2014

TAC Update - Issue 31 - December 2014

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Issue 31 - December 2014

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FEATURED

TAC Secretariat Christmas Shutdown

All of us here at the TAC Secretariat wish you a safe and happy holiday season and look forward to working with you again in 2015.

 

Please note, the Secretariat will be closed from 4.30pm, Wednesday 24 December 2014 and will reopen 8.30am, Monday 5 January 2015.

                                                                                                                                                Image courtesy of jannoon028 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net    

New Standards for RTOs 2015

As previously advised, as part of the national VET reform agenda, on Monday 20 October 2014, new Standards for RTOs and VET Regulators were signed by the Commonwealth Minister for Industry. The new Standards are:

·         Standards for VET Regulators 2015

·         Standards for​ Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015​​

 

TAC has developed the following documents to provide guidance on the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.  The documents are available on the TAC website under the Standards for RTOs 2015 tab.

 

Mapping of the similarities between the AQTF 2010 and the Standards for RTOs 2015

This document has been developed to provide RTOs regulated by the Training Accreditation Council (TAC) with guidance on the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015. The document provides information against the Standards including similarities to sections within the AQTF 2010.  

 

An overview of key changes in the requirements of RTOs following the introduction of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015

This document has been created to highlight a number of significant additional requirements for RTOs following the introduction of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.  Whilst these Standards come into effect on 1 January 2015, TAC has determined that the transition date to the new Standards will be 1 April 2015 for all RTOs, both prospective and existing.

 

An overview of key changes in the requirements of VET Regulators following the introduction of the Standards for VET Regulators 2015

This document has been created to highlight a number of significant additional requirements of VET Regulators following the introduction of the Standards for VET Regulators 2015

 

Reminder: Unique Student Ident​ifier Scheme Commences 1 January 2015

The Unique Student Identifier (USI) initiative comes into effect from 1 January 2015. From this date, RTOs will need to collect a valid and verified USI from each student undertaking nationally recognised training. The USI will form part of the AVETMISS-compliant data RTOs must submit for Total VET Activity (TVA) reporting. RTOs will also need to protect the privacy of each student’s USI, and for this reason it must not appear on testamurs or statements of attainment. RTOs that fail to meet the requirements of the USI initiative will not be complying with the AQTF Essential Conditions and Standards for Registration.

 

The National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER) has released a USI Fact Sheet which may assist RTOs further in understanding the relationship between the USI and AVETMISS reporting, and provide technical information on how the data will be validated and submitted. The Fact Sheet, AVETMISS FAQs and technical information are available from the AVETMISS support section of the NCVER website, and further information regarding the USI initiative can be found on usi.gov.au.

 

New Senate VET Enquiry

On 24 November 2014, the Senate referred the inquiry into the operation, regulation and funding of private vocational education and training (VET) providers in Australia to the Education and Employment References Committee for inquiry and report by 10 August 2015. The committee agreed that submissions should be received by 13 February 2015.

 

The committee will table interim reports to the Senate on 2 March 2015 and 15 June 2015.

The following link should remain active throughout with updates: http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Education_and_Employment/vocationaled

 

Decommissioning of NSSC website

The National Skills Standard Council (NSSC) has been dissolved and its ongoing functions will be delegated to industry representatives and selected senior officials through the Industry and Skills Council Advisory Committee. The NSSC website has now been decommissioned and replaced by www.industry.gov.au/skills.  

 

All key information from the NSSC website has been migrated to the new site.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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