TAC Update - Issue 54 - July 2020

TAC Update - Issue 54 - July 2020

Issue 54 - July 2020


TAC Education Program – Upcoming Events

As part of its 2020 Education Program, TAC is pleased to offer the following webinar and workshop opportunities available in July and August:


Becoming an RTO Information Session

Webinar – Monday 27July 2020, 10am to 11am


Designing RTO Training & Assessment Strategies

Workshop & Webinar – Monday 10 August 2020, 9am to 11:30am


The Course Accreditation Process

Webinar – Tuesday 18 August 2020, 10am to 11am


Click here for more information about each session and to register free of charge.



New Fact Sheets

The TAC has recently published new Fact Sheets on Governance, Records Management and Distance and Online Modes of Training Delivery, which are available on the TAC website.


Please note the Records Management Fact Sheet replaces the Records Management Guideline which has been removed from the TAC Website.



Annual Declaration on Compliance

From 1 July 2020, TAC registered RTOs can access the Annual Declaration on Compliance for the 2019/2020 financial year here with the Declaration to be submitted by 30 September 2020.


Clause 8.4 of the Standards for RTOs requires RTOs to provide TAC with an annual declaration on compliance.


The declaration is in relation to whether the RTO:

  1. currently meets the requirements of the Standards for RTOs across all its scope of registration and if not, action taken or planned to address the non-compliance, and
  2. has met the requirements of the Standards for RTOs for all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) certification documentation issued in the last financial year.

By submitting the annual declaration the RTO's Legally Responsible Person is confirming that:

  • the RTO systematically monitors and evaluates training and assessment strategies and practices; and
  • uses the outcomes of monitoring and evaluation to inform improvements in business and educational practice.

Click here for more information about the Annual Declaration on Compliance 2019-2020.



Learner and Employer Survey Results - Reminder 

RTOs are required to collect and report their Learner and Employer Survey data to TAC by 30 June 2020.


The Learner Engagement and Employer Satisfaction survey data forms part of an RTO’s quality/performance indicator data.  Clause 2.2 of the Standards for RTOs requires RTOs to evaluate their quality/performance indicator data and to continually improve their training and assessment strategies and practices.


For more information on reporting learner and employer survey results please see the TAC Fact Sheet on RTO Reporting Requirements.



Scope Maintenance


Calculation of fees

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 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 VET Register, training.gov.au is a true reflection of the RTO’s operations.


RTOs that wish to remove qualifications from scope can submit an RTO2 - Amendment to Scope application via the RTO Portal.


Training.gov.au – delivery sites

The National VET Register, training.gov.au, will be updated shortly to include RTO delivery sites.


It is recommended that RTOs review their delivery sites on the RTO Portal and submit an RTO4 - Notification of Change of RTO Details form to make any amendments.



Implementation of the nationally endorsed infection control training skill sets

On 12 May 2020, the Australian Industry and Skills Committee Emergency Response Sub-Committee (AISC) and the Council of Australian Governments Skills Council endorsed a new unit of competency and three skill sets on infection control aiming to minimise the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus as Australia moves towards the rebuilding of businesses, the workforce and a stronger economy.


Support material providing contextualisation advice for RTOs is also available in the retail, food handling, and transport and logistics industry areas.


The AISC has subsequently provided a further statement to provide clarity to RTOs to ensure the new infection control skill sets are implemented in accordance with AISC Emergency Response Sub-Committee and Skills Ministers expectations. This statement is to be read in conjunction with the RTO Fact Sheet: Infection Control and provides further advice on the contextualisation, credit transfer between HLTINFCOV001 and HLTINF001 and between the industry-specific skill sets.

Last modified: 14/07/2020 9:58 AM