One of the top non-compliance at an ASQA Audit is often the Trainers Matrix and this is due to a lack of knowledge on what should be included within the Trainers Matrix and how to ensure that it is compliant. What we often find is that the Trainers Matrix does not sufficiently map the skills and knowledge of the trainer against the units of competency.
In this episode you will learn:
The importance of Existing Skills and Knowledge and how they should be mapped onto your Trainers Matrix
There is a change with how we are regulated, and it is for the better!
As the national VET Regulator, ASQA's role is to ensure quality vocational education and training so that students, employers, the community and governments can have confidence in the integrity of training products issued by you as an RTO.
We are already experiencing a range of changes in how RTOs are being regulated through a range of client Assessments (Audits) this year. It is so refreshing to see the change and how we are improving.
This is a big journey to go on when you decide you want to start an RTO, And for those that are already in the training industry, you know how difficult it can be to maintain your ongoing compliance.
Starting an RTO is not like most businesses, there is so much more involved with gaining your registration with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), you need to comply with strict legislation that governs Registered Training Organisations.
In this episode I cover:
What you need to know about starting an RTO
What are the ASQA requirements
What documentation you need to submit
Understanding the Financial viability requirements
Over the last 10 years we have experienced massive changes within the training industry. Since the inception of ASQA in 2011, we have experienced the highs and lows of regulation, including the pressure on RTOs with over regulation.
The tides are changing, with ASQA taking a whole new approach to how we are regulated. This has been driven by the Joyce Report from 2019 (a Report on Strengthening the VET sector) and the VET Reform.
Exciting times are ahead. Listen to this Podcast to learn more about the future of ASQA and the VET Sector.
In this episode:
VET Reform and the impact on RTOs
ASQAs new leadership direction
Exciting changes to the training industry and how they will impact you
The current buzz within the training industry is, “Micro-Credentialling?”, “What is it and how will it affect my RTO?
Micro-credentialling is about industry needs and how the training sector will respond to meeting those needs. Spurred on by the Joyce Report, delivered to government in March 2019, which included an independent review of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector to examine ways to deliver skilled workers for a stronger economy.
During this episode I will cover the emerging and future job trends in our workforce and what are you doing to meet those needs?
In this episode you will learn:
What is Micro-credentialing?
How will it impact your RTO?
How to use the data available to you for identifying emerging and future workforce needs
Breaking down micro-credentialling and identifying skills sets for your industry
Transferable skills and the opportunities with upskilling and cross-training
Linking jobs and training for better education that meets industry needs
JobTrainer and Micro-credentialling, what we have experienced so far
In this episode I cover the process of moving your face to face training to online training.
With COVID came a lot of challenges to the Training Industry, including the need to transition training to online or remote, all this led to changes that impacted not only the training we deliver, but how we work now and into the future, where the workforce has changed forever.
We really need to identify now, how are we meeting the future needs of education for both the student and industry. The expectations of students has now changed, as now they have an expectation that they will be able to access at least part of their training online.
What are you doing to meet the needs and the future needs of education and your students? How are you transitioning, be it fully online, or even partially online? What are you going to be able to provide in order to move your training with the needs of your students?
In this episode you will learn the six steps:
Planning for Success – Why you need to have a plan in place for traansitioning your face to face training to online
Technology and Equipment – What essential technology and equipment you and your students will need to transition to online training
Online Delivery Modes – What are the types of delivery modes to use, there is more than just video and a PowerPoint…
Communication – how to communicate effectively with your students and team whilst managing the transition to online learning
Continuous improvement, and the business opportunities that arise from moving or training to online.