TAC Update - Issue 40 - February 2017

TAC Update - Issue 40 - February 2017


Issue 40 - February 2017


TAC Education Workshop

Vocational Competence and Industry Currency for Trainers and Assessors

As part of its Education Program, TAC is pleased to offer this FREE workshop opportunity.


The VET sector has long required its practitioners to be dual professionals, specifically as trainers and assessors as well as industry specialists. This requirement has been consistently supported by the sector’s governing bodies and is intended to ensure that the ‘right person’ provides quality training and assessment to the learner. This half day workshop will provide practical and specific information and hands-on experience to RTOs on Vocational Competence and Industry Currency for Trainers and Assessors to support compliance practices.


Two Attendance Options

1.       Workshop Attendance – face to face learning in a workshop environment

2.       Online Attendance– Can’t attend the workshop in person? View the workshop live and participate in discussions and activities online. One ticket per computer/access is required.



Date:      Monday 20 March; Wednesday 22 March; or Friday 24 March.


Time:     8:30am - 12:30pm

Venue:    1 Prospect Place West Perth (Department of Training & Workforce Development)

Parking: Free parking is available on site

Catering: Morning tea is provided.


Spaces are limited so click here for more information and to register.



AVETMISS reporting of 2016 data due by 28 February                

The collection window for direct reporting of 2016 AVETMISS fee-for-service activity to NCVER is open and will close on 28 February 2017.


We encourage all RTOs to validate data and fix any errors as soon as possible.  If you are having difficulties validating or submitting your data, please contact the AVETMISS Client Support team. As the Client Support team are very busy during the final weeks of the submission period, please ensure you allow enough time to meet your submission deadline.


If your RTO reports AVETMISS data via a State Training Authority, please note that their due date may be earlier than 28 February 2017. If you are unsure of your individual reporting requirements, please check with your STA in the first instance.


Please see NCVER’s How to submit a Nil Return fact sheet for instructions on how to report nil activity using the AVETMISS Validation Software (AVS).


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



Student Identifier Scheme

Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) are required to meet the requirements of the Student Identifier Scheme under Clause 3.6 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015


RTOs must have a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) for each student before issuing that student with an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualification or statement of attainment. 


In order to maintain compliance with the Standards for RTOs; RTOs are reminded to ensure timely and accurate submission of USI data in their Total VET Activity Reporting. 


2017 WA Training Awards

The Council is supporting the 2017 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 to 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 , email trainingawards@dtwd.wa.gov.au or telephone (08) 6551 5609.


Nominations close on Friday 5 May 2017 and the Awards will be announced at a presentation ceremony to be held in Perth on Friday 15 September 2017.


The 2017 WA Training Awards are coordinated by the Department of Training and Workforce Development and the State Training Board.


Standards for RTOs 2015 - New clauses effective from 1 January 2017 for TAE delivery

From 1 January 2017, Clause 1.23 and 1.24 of the Standards for RTOs 2015 came into effect. These Clauses only relate to delivery of the following training products:

  • TAE40110/TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • TAESS00001/TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set
  • TAESS00010 Advanced Assessor Skill Set.

If your RTO has any of the above training products on scope, you must comply with the requirements of clauses 1.23 and 1.24 from 1 January 2017.


Clause 1.23 (a) requires all trainers and assessors delivering the training products specified above to hold one of the following qualifications:

  • TAE50111/TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training 
  • TAE50211/TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development 
  • or a higher level qualification in adult education.

If a trainer does not hold one of the qualifications listed above, Clause 1.23 (b) and Clause 1.24 requires the trainer to:

  • hold TAE40110/TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • work under the supervision of a trainer/assessor that meets the requirements of Clause 1.23 (a),
  • and not determine assessment outcomes.

Third Party Agreements

It is a requirement under Clause 8.3 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 that RTOs notify the Training Accrediation Council (TAC) of all third party agreements. 


RTOs are required to advise TAC of all current third party agreements via completion of the RTO3 Notification of Third Party Agreement form available on the TAC website. RTOs will need to continually notify TAC when entering into a new or ending an agreement as out lined below: 

  • When entering into an agreement with a third party, an RTO must notify TAC either:
  • within 30 calendar days of the agreement being entered into; or
  • prior to the obligations of the agreement taking effect (whichever occurs first). 
  • When ending an agreement with a third party, an RTO must notify TAC within 30 calendar days of the agreement coming to an end. 


Failure to notify the TAC Secretariat of these arrangements may result in non-compliance.  


This requirement covers agreements for a third party that provides any of the following services on behlf of the RTO: 

  • training;
  • assessment;
  • education and support services; and 
  • activities and relate to the recruitment of prospective learners such as marketing, enrolment and collection of fees. 

This requirement does not cover agreements for a third party that provides any of the following services on behalf of the RTO: 

  • counselling;
  • mediation;
  • ICT Support;
  • contract of employment between an RTO and its employee; and 
  • where students have been referred and the referring company does not receieve payment from the RTO. eg Employment Services Providers (eg. Centrelink, Job Services Australia, Disability Services Commission, Migrant Resource Centre), Australian Apprenticeship Providers, Apprenticeship Centre, Department of Education.  


It is expected that the written agreement between the RTO and any third parties delivering services on its behalf will be available at audit.


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