Audits

Annual declaration on compliance

Are you confident that your RTO meets current compliance requirements with RTO standards? Or do you need help? All Australian Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) are required to submit an annual declaration on compliance with the RTO standards applicable to their organisation on or before 31st March 2018. The CEO Declaration The declaration is a legal […]
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Unpacking ASQA audit reports and files (Part 4)

This is part 4 of a series. We are referring here to cases from different audits conducted by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). 1. Units made compliant, qualifications become non-compliant ASQA making decisions, where individual units were made compliant but qualifications including the very same units were made non-compliant.  When we read auditor’s response […]
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Unpacking ASQA audit reports and files (Part 3)

Let’s look into what is actually going on in the audits and ASQA practices. This is part 3 of the ongoing series. We are referring here a number of cases from the different audits conducted by the Australian  Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).  1. ASQA officers justifying their statements using information that contradicts all documented and […]
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Unpacking ASQA audit reports and files (Part 1)

Let’s look into what is actually going on in the audits and ASQA practices. We are referring here a number of examples from the audits conducted and the matters discussed in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal by the Australian  Skills Quality Authority.  1. ASQA Auditor considering online documents on a Google drive as “Student Portal” and […]
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Internal audits and why they are so important (Part 5 of 5)

In the first five parts of this series we discussed the following:  What are internal audits? What are the benefits of conducting internal audits? What is an audit scope? What is usually included in an RTO internal audit? Who can be an internal auditor? Compliance costs and risks in terms of “risk management” The effective […]
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Your trainer and assessor files (Part 4 of 5)

In the last newsletter, we discussed the following: ASQA Guidelines on “industry currency.” How to stay up to date in terms of “industry currency.” Factors that influence “industry currency.” What is “industry current or currency period.” The definition of vocational education and training currency. Licensing requirements for trainers and assessors. In part 4 of the […]
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Internal audits and why they are so important (Part 5 of 5)

In the first four parts of this series we discussed the following: What are internal audits? What are the benefits of conducting internal audits? What is an audit scope? What is usually included in an RTO internal audit? Who can be an internal auditor? Compliance costs and risks in terms of “risk management.” The effective […]
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Your trainer and assessor files (Part 3 of 5)

In the last newsletter we discussed the following: The definition of vocational competency ASQA Guidelines on “vocational competence” The three C’s of Vocational competency related to demonstrating skills and knowledge in an “industry area” Skills and knowledge in an “industry area” In this part of the series, we will discuss industry currency, vocational education and […]
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Internal audits and why they are so important (Part 4 of 5)

In the first three parts of this series we discussed the following: What are internal audits? What are the benefits of conducting internal audits? What is an audit scope? What is usually included in an RTO internal audit? Who can be an internal auditor? Compliance costs and risks in terms of “risk management” The effective […]
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Your trainer and assessor files (Part 2 of 5)

In the last newsletter (published in November 2018) we discussed the following: Legislative and regulatory requirements Requirements for all trainers and assessors Trainer CVs In part 2 of the series, we will discuss the vocational competency requirements. The quality of your training and assessment is dependent on the skills and knowledge of your trainers and […]
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