During the IHEA Dual-Sector Network conference, Sukh Sandhu addressed issues and changes in the VET sector.

A recent conference of IHEA Dual Sector Network recognized ASQA’s effort to change its focus from person-centred to system-oriented auditing. ASQA was also commended for focusing on continuous improvement and self-assurance rather than solely on compliance. Their website includes many more fact sheets and information related to education and training opportunities, which is really helpful […]
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ASQA’s as a national training package assurance body

As part of the transition to the new arrangements, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) will soon replace the assurance function of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). To ensure that students, employers, governments, and the community are confident in the integrity of national qualifications issued by the VET sector, the function will establish […]
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A database of cheating websites has been updated through intelligence sharing.

TEQSA shared updated on information on suspected academic cheating service websites with Australia’s higher education sector 24 June 2022. A database of 2,333 suspected commercial academic cheating service websites has been updated to include intelligence gathered by TEQSA staff. This globally accessible database includes 579 sites specifically targeting students at Australian higher education institutions. The […]
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What to do when legislation changes.

When a new law or regulation is enacted that affects the operation of training organisations in Australia, it is important to take steps to ensure compliance. Depending on the nature of the change, this may involve modifying existing policies and procedures, developing new ones, or both. There are a number of ways to stay up-to-date […]
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Set boundaries, establish guidelines, and work within them.

Organisations providing training services have a responsibility to ensure that their activities are carried out in a manner that is compliant with the expectations of the relevant regulatory bodies. This includes setting boundaries and establishing guidelines for staff and clients. As a training organisation, it’s important to set boundaries and establish guidelines. This will help […]
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The disadvantages of ASQA not following ISO auditing management systems

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is the national regulator for the vocational education and training (VET) sector. ASQA is responsible for ensuring that all VET providers in Australia meet the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). However, ASQA does not follow an international ISO audit and administration model, which could lead to problems with […]
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ASQA’s model for self-assurance and reality

ASQA has published a new model for self-assurance that providers can use to improve their practices. The new model should have set out the requirements for an effective self-assurance system and provided guidance on how providers can develop and implement such a system. However, what we can find online after extensive consultation and engagement that […]
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Unrealistic timeframes of the regulatory body

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is the national regulatory body for the vocational education and training (VET) sector. ASQA’s primary role is to protect students and ensure that they receive high-quality training from registered training organisations (RTOs). ASQA has a range of service standards that it strives to meet, including: Providing clear and timely […]
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