TAC Update - Issue 51 - December 2019

TAC Update - Issue 51 - December 2019


Issue 51 - December 2019


TAC Secretariat Operating Hours - Christmas and New Year Period


At the end of another busy and productive year, the Training Accreditation Council and Secretariat staff would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday season and look forward to working with you again in 2020.


The TAC Secretariat will close for the Christmas and New Year period from Christmas Day 25 December 2019 and will re-open on Monday 6 January 2020.


During this time, enquiries may be directed to tac@dtwd.wa.gov.au and enquiries will be responded to from 6 January 2020.



TAC Education Program 2020


In 2020 TAC will continue to offer specialised professional development opportunities aimed at RTOs delivering practical information to support continuous business improvement and compliance practices.


The Council is pleased to announce its 2020 program will feature a range of new topics and additional workshops delivered in locations across regional WA.


We look forward to your continued participation in 2020.


Please keep checking here for scheduled events.


Total VET Activity Data for 2019


Total VET Activity (TVA) is a mandatory national reporting requirement for RTOs. TVA refers to the collection and reporting of data that complies with the Australian Vocational Education and Training Management Information Statistical Standard (AVETMISS).


AVETMISS is a national data standard that ensures consistent and accurate capture and reporting of VET information about students.


The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is the custodian of the standard.


The collection window for direct reporting of TVA to NCVER of 2019 AVETMISS fee-for-service activity will open on 2 January 2020 and close on 28 February 2020.


For more information, click here.


Transition of Superseded Training Products


The Council will, from time to time, consider requests for longer transition periods for superseded training products (refer Clause 1.26 of the Standards for RTOs). The Council will only consider requests 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.


The Council has recently approved a number of requests for a longer transition period. These approvals are published on the TAC website. For more information and to view the list of training products approved for extended transition, click here.



Changes to USI Login


In March 2020 the current secure login service for RTOs and students to access the Unique Student Identifier (USI) AUSkey, will be decommissioned. The new login services will offer an easier, more secure and flexible authentication and authorisation solution.


For more information on the replacement services, including advice about how to prepare for the retirement of AUSkey, visit the Office of the Student Identifiers Registrar website.



COAG Skills Council Meeting Update


The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Skills Council held its second meeting on Friday 22 November 2019 in Brisbane to agree on an approach to enhance VET.


The Skills Council confirmed their commitment to better outcomes for students and industry and agreed to fast track four foundational pieces of work for VET reform.


The full communique from the meeting is available here.



AQF Review Final Report 2019


On 30 September 2019 the Expert Panel for the Review of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) submitted the Review of the Australian Qualifications Framework Final Report 2019 for consideration by the COAG Education Council and the COAG Skills Council.


The Panel has recommended substantial reforms to the AQF with a staged implementation. The full report is available here.


On 9 December 2019 the Australian Government announced that it has accepted all recommendations of the review in relation to higher education and accepted the aims of recommendations of the review in relation to vocational education, contingent on further discussions with state and territory governments and in the context of broader VET reforms. The full media statement is available here.



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