TAC Update - Issue 50 - October 2019

TAC Update - Issue 50 - October 2019

Issue 50 - October 2019


TAC Education Program 2019

Sessions are filling fast, be sure to register for the remaining TAC professional development offerings for 2019.



Becoming an RTO Information Session final day for registration!

Webinar – Thursday 17 October 2019


Want to be a registered training organisation (RTO) but don’t know where to start? This session is for you!


TAC encourages you to attend this interactive 1 hour online session which provides entry level information on applying to become an RTO. By the end of the session, participants will have an understanding of the vocational education and training regulatory system, the process for becoming an RTO, the benefits of becoming an RTO and an overview of the requirements for RTOs as required by the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTO) 2015.


Click here to register.



Assessment Part III - Assessment in Practice: Making the Assessment Decision and the Validation of Assessment Practices and Outcomes - one week remaining until registrations close.

Tuesday 22 October 2019, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wednesday 23 October 2019, 9:00am – 1:00pm (repeat session)


This is the final session in a series of three presented by TAC throughout 2019 that focus on each stage of the assessment process. The workshop provides RTOs with practical and specific information to support the use of assessment tools to gather good evidence, making safe assessment judgements with that evidence, and recording the evidence and outcomes. In addition, specific information to support a fair and effective assessment appeals process, and to implement an assessment validation strategy to monitor each stage of the assessment process will also be covered.


This session will be run twice, once on Tuesday 22 October and then repeated on Wednesday 23 October. Attendance can either be in person at the face to face workshop or log in to the online webinar. Participants are encouraged to attend all three workshops, if possible, as each session informs those that follow.


Links to the recording and materials of Part 1 and 2 of the series can be found here.


Click here to view the 2019 TAC Education Program schedule and registration page for this session.



The Course Accreditation Process

Webinar - Thursday 7 November 2019


Accrediting a course within the VET sector is a significant undertaking for an individual or an organisation. The aim of this webinar is to provide you with information that will help you to understand the course accreditation process. This webinar will introduce you to information and resources that you can use to help with each stage of the accreditation process as well as highlight common issues that course developers experience throughout the process.


Click here to register.



Transition and Teach Out of Superseded Training Products


When a training product is superseded, RTOs must ensure that all learners either complete their training and assessment in the superseded product and are issued with the relevant AQF certification, or they are transferred into the replacement product within 12 months from the date the replacement product is released on the National Register (www.training.gov.au).


If a qualification is no longer current and has not been superseded, all learners’ training and assessment must be completed within 2 years from the date the qualification was removed or deleted from the National Register.


The Council has published a Fact Sheet providing guidance to RTOs on the requirements of Clause 1.26 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.


The Council will, from time to time, consider requests for longer transition periods. The Council will only consider requests for a longer transition period from RTOs or industry groups where it can be established that the cohort of learners would be genuinely disadvantaged if the request were not approved.


If a request for a longer transition period is approved, the approval is published on the TAC website. Visit the TAC website for more information and to view the list of training products approved for extended transition periods.



Updates to USI Transcripts for Closed RTOs


The Unique Student Identifier (USI) transcript gives students access to their training records from different training providers, in different States, and across different years, in the one transcript online, that can be accessed anytime and anywhere.


VET Regulators are now able to upload student results from closed RTOs to a student’s Unique Student Identifier (USI) transcript outside the regular data submission windows. This allows USI transcripts to be promptly updated for students who studied at RTOs that have since closed.


Please note: Records can only be updated if the RTO has included a USI against the submitted student results data.


For further information on USI Transcripts click here.



Course Fees Halved for Target Qualifications


The Premier Mark McGowan and Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery recently announced that the State Government will reduce course fees to half price for target VET qualifications, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021, under the new ‘Lower fees, Local Skills’ program.


For more information on Lower fees, Local Skills, including the list of fee-reduced priority courses, visit jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/lowerfees or contact a Jobs and Skills Centre on 13 64 64.


The full media statement is available here.



COAG Skills Council Meeting


The newly created Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Skills Council held its inaugural meeting in Melbourne on 20 September 2019. Skills Ministers agreed on key priorities to ensure Australian VET is a responsive, dynamic and trusted sector that delivers an excellent standard of education and training.


The Skills Council considered the shared vision for the VET system agreed by COAG on 9 August 2019 and agreed on reform priorities.  


The full Communique from the meeting is available here.



High Risk Work Licences – National Assessment Instruments

Consultation closing 20 November 2019


WorkSafe WA, at the request of the Safe Work Australia Agency (Agency), has commenced consultations in relation to 13 Transport and Logistics Industry (TLI) Assessor versions of the High Risk Work Licence (HRWL) National Assessment Instruments (NAIs).  The 13 NAIs include:

  1. Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above);
  2. Licence to operate a forklift truck;
  3. Licence to operate an order picking forklift truck;
  4. Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more);
  5. Licence to operate a bridge and gantry crane;
  6. Licence to operate a derrick crane;
  7. Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity);
  8. Licence to operate a portal boom crane;
  9. Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes);
  10. Licence to operate a reach stacker (greater than 3 tonnes capacity);
  11. Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 60 tonnes);
  12. Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 100 tonnes); and
  13. Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (over 100 tonnes).

Worksafe WA requests that RTOs scoped to deliver any of the 13 NAIs contact their relevant Western Australian Registered HRWL Assessors to view the drafts and provide feedback.  All feedback must be submitted by 5.00pm, Wednesday 20 November 2019.


For any queries please contact Worksafe WA directly via tlinaifeedback@dmirs.wa.gov.au  



WA Training Awards 2019


Now in its 25th year, the WA Training Awards highlight the achievements of apprentices, trainees, VET students, trainers, training organisations and employers in the training sector. Thirteen individuals and organisations scooped top honours at the WA Training Awards gala dinner on 13 September 2019 for their commitment to innovation and excellence in the VET sector.


Some category winners will now advance to compete against the nation’s best at the Australian Training Awards in Brisbane on 21 November 2019.


The Training Accreditation Council sponsored the WA Trainer of the Year 2019 category, which was taken out by Matthew King from Swan Trade Training Centre. 


For a list of individual award winners click here.


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