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This instrument amends the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 to update the specified qualifications, skill sets and units of competency required to be held or met by trainers and assessors.
Administered by: Education and Training
Made 29 Jun 2017
Registered 05 Jul 2017
Tabled HR 08 Aug 2017
Tabled Senate 08 Aug 2017
Date of repeal 07 Jul 2017
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003

 

I, Karen Andrews, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, make the following instrument.

 

 

 

Dated          29 June 2017

 

 

 

Karen Andrews

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills


 

 

 

1.    Name

 

This is the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) Amendment 2017

 

2.    Commencement

 

This instrument commences on the day after it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation.

 

3.    Authority

 

This instrument is made under subsections 185(1) and 186(1) of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011.

 

4.    Definitions

 

In this instrument:

 

Act means the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011.

 

2015 Standards means the instrument Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 (F2014L01377).

 

5.    Amendment of 2015 Standards

 

The 2015 Standards are amended as specified in Schedule 1.


 

Schedule 1 -   Amendments

 

[1]        Part 1 – Preliminary

 

The Glossary in Part 1 – Preliminary of the 2015 Standards is amended by inserting the following definition after the definition for ‘Training’:

 

training and assessment credential are those qualifications, skill sets and units of competency, or relevant combination of those qualifications, skill sets and units of competency, specified in the table at Schedule 1.

 

[2]        Standard 1.11

 

Standard 1.11 in Part 2 of the 2015 Standards is deleted and replaced with:

 

1.11. For the purposes of Clause 1.9, systematic validation of an RTO’s assessment practices and judgements is undertaken by one or more persons who are not directly involved in the particular instance of delivery and assessment of the training product being validated, and who collectively have:

a)     on or prior to 31 March 2019:

(i)            vocational competencies and current industry skills relevant to the assessment being validated;

(ii)           current knowledge and skills in vocational teaching and learning; and

(iii)          the training and assessment credential specified in Item 1, or Item 2, or Item 4, or Item 5 of Schedule 1.

 

b)     on or after 1 April 2019:

(i)            vocational competencies and current industry skills relevant to the assessment being validated;

(ii)           current knowledge and skills in vocational teaching and learning; and

(iii)          the training and assessment credential specified in Item 2 or Item 5 of Schedule 1.  

 

Industry experts may be involved in validation to ensure there is the combination of expertise set out in a) or b) above.

 

[3]        Standard 1.14

 

Standard 1.14 in Part 2 of the 2015 Standards is deleted and replaced with:

 

1.14. The RTO’s training and assessment:

a)     if delivered on or prior to 31 March 2019, is delivered only by persons who have the training and assessment credential specified in Item 1 or Item 2 or Item 3 of Schedule 1.

b)     if delivered on or after 1 April 2019, is delivered only by persons who have the training and assessment credential specified in Item 2 or Item 3 of Schedule 1.

 

[4]        Standard 1.15

 

Standard 1.15 in Part of the 2015 Standards is deleted and replaced with:

 

1.15. Where a person conducts assessments only, the RTO ensures that:

a)     on or prior to 31 March 2019, the person has the training and assessment credential specified in Item 1, or Item 2, or Item 3, or Item 4, or Item 5 of Schedule 1; or

b)     on or after 1 April 2019, the person has the training and assessment credential specified in Item 2, or Item 3, or Item 5 of Schedule 1.

 

[5]        Standard 1.18 a)

 

Standard 1.18 a) in Part 2 of the 2015 Standards is deleted and replaced with:

           

a)     holds the training and assessment credential specified in Item 6 of Schedule 1.

 

[6]        Standard 1.21

 

Standard 1.21 in Part 2 of the 2015 Standards is deleted and replaced with:

 

1.21 Deleted.

 

[7]        Standard 1.22

 

Standard 1.22 in Part 2 of the 2015 Standards is amended by deleting the words “From 1 January 2016”.

 

[8]        Standard 1.23

 

Standard 1.23 in Part 2 of the 2015 Standards is deleted and replaced with:

 

1.23   To deliver the training and assessment credential specified in Item 1 or Item 2 of Schedule 1, or any assessor skill set from the Training and Education Training Package (or its successor), the RTO must ensure all trainers and assessors delivering the training and assessment:

a)         hold the training and assessment credential specified in Item 7 of Schedule 1; or

b)         work under the supervision of a trainer that meets the requirement set out in a) above.

 

[9]        Standard 1.24

 

Standard 1.24 in Part 2 of the 2015 Standards is deleted and replaced with:

 

1.24     The RTO must ensure that any person working under supervision for the purposes of Standard 1.23 b):

a)         does not determine assessment outcomes; and

b)         holds the following:

(i)         on or prior to 31 March 2019, the training and assessment credential specified in Item 1 or Item 2 of Schedule 1; or

(ii)        on or after 1 April 2019, the training and assessment credential specified in Item 2 of Schedule 1.

 

 

[10]      Standard 1.25

 

Standard 1.25 in Part 2 of the 2015 Standards is amended by deleting the words “From 1 January 2016”.

 

[11]      Schedule 1

 

The table in Schedule 1 of the 2015 Standards is deleted and replaced with:

 

 

Item

Standard

Training and assessment credentials

1

1.11

1.14

1.15

1.24

The following credential:

TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

2

1.11

1.14

1.15

1.24

One of the following credentials:

 

Credential:

TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or its successor

 

or

 

Credential:

TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment,

and one of the following:

(i)            TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills or its successor or

(ii)           TAELLN401A Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

 and one of the following:

(iii)          TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools or its successor or

(iv)         TAEASS502A Design and develop assessment tools or

(v)          TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment tools.

 

3

1.14

1.15

The following credential:

A diploma or higher level qualification in adult education.

4

1.11

1.15

The following credential:

TAESS00001 Assessor Skill Set

5

1.11

1.15

One of the following credentials:

 

Credential:

TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set or its successor

 

or

 

Credential:

TAESS00001 Assessor Skill Set,

and one of the following:

(i)            TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools or its successor or

(ii)           TAEASS502A Design and develop assessment tools or

(iii)          TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment tools.

6

1.18

One of the following credentials:

 

Credential:

TAESS00007 Enterprise Trainer – Presenting Skill Set

 

or

 

Credential:

TAESS00014 Enterprise Trainer – Presenting Skill Set or its successor

 

or

 

Credential:

TAESS00008 Enterprise Trainer – Mentoring Skill Set

 

or

 

Credential:

TAESS00013 - Enterprise Trainer - Mentoring Skill Set or its successor

 

or

 

Credential:

TAESS00003 Enterprise Trainer and Assessor Skill Set

 

or

 

Credential:

TAESS00015 - Enterprise Trainer and Assessor Skill Set or its successor.

7

1.23

One of the following credentials:

 

Credential:

TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training

 

or

 

Credential:

TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training or its successor

 

or

 

Credential:

TAE50211 Diploma of Training Design and Development

 

or

 

Credential:

TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development or its successor

 

or

 

Credential:

A higher level qualification in adult education.