TAC Update - Issue 39 - December 2016

TAC Update - Issue 39 - December 2016

Issue 39 - December 2016

TAC Secretariat Christmas Hours 

The TAC Secretariat would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday season and look forward to working with you again in 2017.


Please note, the Secretariat will be closed from 4.30pm, Friday 23 December 2016 and will reopen 8.30am, Tuesday 3 January 2017.



AVETMISS reporting - 2016 data

The collection window for direct reporting to NCVER of 2016 AVETMISS fee-for-service activity will open on 3 January 2017 and close on 28 February 2017. Please note: no reporting extensions will be available for reporting 2016 AVETMISS data.


NCVER has developed a new process where RTOs can report nil activity using the AVETMISS Validation Software (AVS). Please see NCVER’s How to submit a Nil Return fact sheet for instructions on how to do this.


The AVETMISS support team can be contacted on support@ncver.edu.au or (08) 8230 8400.



TAC Education Program                                                   

In 2016 TAC launched its Education Program to build capability and understanding of RTOs and their staff to meet their obligations in regard to the Standards for RTOs. Some sessions have been recorded and are available on the TAC website to view:


Becoming an RTO Information Session 

If you are considering becoming a registered training organisation, this information session provides information on the application and audit process.​


The Audit Experience: Facts and Fiction 

Undergoing an RTO Audit can be a stressful experience, but it doesn't have to be if you are well informed and prepared for the audit.  The aim of this webinar is to provide information on the audit process and introduce you to information and resources that can be used to help with audit preparations, to participate in the audit effectively, as well as how to approach your audit results.


The Course Accreditation Process 

Accrediting a course within the VET sector is a significant undertaking for an organisation. The aim of this webinar is to provide you with information that will help you to understand why and how TAC implements the course accreditation process and what you can do to help make the experience a positive one for your organisation.


TAC Education Workshop

​This session provides practical information to support compliance practices including workshop activities on specific topics linked to the Standards for RTOs such as:

·         Amount of Training (Clauses 1.1-1.2)

·         Assessment (Clause 1.8)

·         Validation (Clauses 1.9-1.11)



2017 TAC Education Program

Registration for programs available during 2017 will be available on the TAC Professional Development page in the new year.



Scope Maintenance 

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.



Specific Evidence Requirments for TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is the foundation for the effective and efficient delivery and assessment of all VET qualifications and without a robust and relevant TAE qualification, all VET training and assessment is at risk.  The Training Accreditation Council takes very seriously its regulatory obligations and, at times, imposes specific requirements on qualifications to protect the integrity of the system. Consequently, all RTOs registered with the Council that make application to deliver the new Cert IV qualification will be required to undergo an audit against the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.


RTOs will be required to meet specific evidence requirements when applying to add the qualification to their scope of registration.


The evidence requirements are available here​.



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