TAC Update - Issue 32 - May 2015
TAC Update - Issue 32 - May 2015
Learner Transition from superseded training products
The Training Accreditation Council (TAC) has endorsed the requirements for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) managing learner transition from superseded training products under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015:
Where a learner was enrolled before 6 April 2015, an RTO registered by TAC may apply the Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD) WA Training Package Transition Policy and Guidelines for transition and teach-out of that learner; and
Where a learner was enrolled on or after 6 April 2015, an RTO registered by TAC must apply Clause 1.26 of the Standards for RTOs 2015 for transition of that learner, except where a longer transition period is approved by TAC
Requests for longer transition periods:
Will only be accepted from RTOs or industry groups (not learners);
Must be for a specific training product or products, for a specific cohort of learners (e.g. plumbing apprentices currently enrolled in a specific qualification that has been superseded);
Must demonstrate that the cohort of learners would be genuinely disadvantaged if the application were not approved; and
Must be accompanied by appropriate supporting material from relevant stakeholders (for example, DTWD for apprenticeship issues or the Department of Education, Catholic Education Office or Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia if school students are involved).
If a request for a longer transition period is approved, the approval will be published on the TAC website. The arrangement will apply to all RTOs delivering that training product to that learner cohort, regardless of who made the request.
Requests should be sent to the Executive Officer, TAC.
RTO Reporting Requirements
It is a requirement of registration with TAC that RTOs comply with mandatory reporting requirements. These reporting requirements include the Learner and Employer Survey Results, Client Qualification Register (CQR) Data, AVETMISS and Competency Completion Online System (CCOS) reporting.
The Learner and Employer Survey data is due to be submitted to TAC on the 30 June 2015 and CQR data for the January - June 2015 period falls due on the 31 July 2015.
2014 CCOS Data Requirements
RTOs that submitted 2014 AVETMISS data are not required to submit 2014 CCOS enrolment and completion data as this information is captured in the AVETMISS reports.
RTOs that held an exemption and therefore did not report 2014 AVETMISS data are required to report 2014 CCOS enrolment and completion data.
Only RTOs that need to report 2014 CCOS data will have access to the CCOS website for 2014 reporting. These RTOs will also have access to CCOS reports from previous years.
RTOs that reported 2014 AVETMISS data will not be able to login and access the CCOS website. If these RTOs would like to access their CCOS reports from previous years they can contact NCVER who can access the reports on the RTOs behalf.
If there is no data to be reported for the Learner and Employer Survey Results, CQR or CCOS, please submit a return of "No enrolments or completions for this reporting period" on RTO-Net.
If your RTO has no AVETMISS data to be submitted, please email advice of this through to email@example.com.
RTOs who do not submit required reports by the applicable due dates may not be demonstrating compliance with the Standards for RTOs 2015. The Council may consider the registration of these RTOs.
For further information and step-by-step instructions to submit the required data, please refer to the "RTO Reporting Requirements" flyer available on the TAC website.
ACPET Tuition Assurance Scheme approved by TAC
Among the financial management obligations placed on RTOs is a requirement to comply with measures to protect student fees in advance, where those exceed the regulated threshold from any individual student.
The Training Accreditation Council has approved the ACPET Australian Student Tuition Assurance Scheme (ASTAS) as an alternative fee protection measure under Clause 7.3 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 and applies to applications received from ACPET member organisations.
For further information please visit the ACPET website or contact the ACPET membership team on 1800 657 644.
The method of calculation for Registration, Amendment to Registration and Annual Fees is based on the scale and scope of a provider’s operations. For this reason, RTOs are encouraged to review their current scope of delivery to ensure that fees are not charged for qualifications that have expired or that the RTO no longer wishes to deliver. In some instances this will result in a reduction of fees payable and ensure that the information held on the national database training.gov.au is a true reflection of the RTO’s operations.
RTOs that wish to remove qualifications from scope can submit an amendment to scope application via RTONet https://stars.dtwd.wa.gov.au.
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