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During the last 10 years, we have helped more than 50 organisations Australia wide to become RTOs.



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More than 10 years' experience helping RTOs to deliver quality, industry relevant training, and maintain continuous compliance.



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We deliver education and training that works. Master Programs, Workshops, Webinars, Summits, and Online programs.



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Internal Audit

An accurate and independent picture of your RTO’s performance, will help you to achieve and Maintain Compliance.



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VET News

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Apply now for the 2017 Australian Training Awards

Since 1994, the Australian Training Awards have recognised the outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees, vocational students, training practitioners, businesses, secondary schools and registered training organisations

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ASQA’s new audit model in 2017

The new audit model will be progressively rolled out across all VET and CRICOS audits in 2017.

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Foundation Skills Assessment Tool

The 2016 Foundation Skills Assessment Tool (FSAT) is now available for use. Funded by the Department of Education and Training, FSAT is an interactive online tool designed to identify and measure an individual’s foundation skill levels (English language, literacy and numeracy skills as well as employability skills).

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Parliament passes VET Ombudsman legislation

New VET Ombudsman will commence work from 1 July 2017 after legislation passed Parliament today to build on strong protections for students.

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Transition to replacement qualifications

Qualifications within training packages endorsed between 1 September 2015 and 31 March 2016 were given an extra 6 months beyond the regular 12 month transition period

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Updated National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students

The National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2017 came into effect on 10 April 2017. The new code is simply an administrative update which adopts terminology consistent with the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act) as amended in 2015.

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VET Assessment Practices eSummit 2017

Delivered completely online, broadcast live. All sessions recorded, and participants will have access to every session video immediately after the session is broadcast live.

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LATEST POSTS

Why ASQA’s new audit model should help improve VET Why ASQA’s new audit model should help improve VET 20 Mar 2017 - ASQA went through a significant transformation of its regulatory approach during 2016, and it is fair to say that the changes are promising. The dimensions of the VFH debacle, embarrassed the whole system,... More detail
Why provide feedback to students? Why provide feedback to students? 20 Mar 2017 - Many trainers find the topic of providing feedback confusing, and some colleagues only look at regulatory implications of the trainers'/assessors' feedback, so I thought it might be a good topic for review. To... More detail
RTO Core Values: Necessity or Luxury? RTO Core Values: Necessity or Luxury? 12 Nov 2016 - Last week, I was delivering a session about advanced assessment techniques and while addressing different evidence collection methods, a participant asked me: "do we get extra points during a regulatory... More detail
10 reasons why VET practitioners should attend the VET Compliance Summit 10 reasons why VET practitioners should attend the VET Compliance Summit 03 Nov 2016 - If you care about your personal development then the VET Policy, Compliance and Funding Summit 2016 is a must attend event. Here are 10 reasons why VET practitioners should attend this powerful Summit... More detail

valuesLast week, I was delivering a session about advanced assessment techniques and while addressing different evidence collection methods, a participant asked me: "do we get extra points during a regulatory audit if we perform better than the minimum requirement? If not, why are you suggesting we go the extra mile, while other RTOs pass an audit doing the minimum?" As the conversation had quickly shifted from quality to compliance, my response was "how many quality RTOs did ASQA close during the last two years?" The answer was "... none".

In the last couple of years, the RTO world has been bogged down by scandals, scams, crises, and bankruptcies. On the other hand, there are a significant number of RTOs that receive immense respect from the community, and are still going strong.

What distinguishes successful RTOs from the rest? Is it their market savvy, technological superiority, marketing, or their capable people? These training organisations survive on their culture, essentially a manifestation of their corporate values. It's these core values that guided them to the right decisions for long-term growth and life.

What Are Values?
According to Jim Collins (PhD) there are six timeless fundamentals that visionary companies follow:

  1. Build a company to last beyond your tenure
  2. Build a company around core ideology or values
  3. Make the ideology or values your essence
  4. Nurture talent from within
  5. Adopt change without compromising on core values
  6. Be rigid with the fundamentals but flexible with business essentials.

These fundamentals shape corporate culture and create a foundation on which it grows. They also establish the system of values that the company identifies with.

Now, when I talk to CEOs and managers of successful RTOs I realise they don't know about Jim Collins or read his books, but they use the above principles to manage their businesses, and ensure staff, clients and other stakeholders are aware of the RTO's purpose and core values. And in today's rapidly changing environment, they adopt changes without compromising these core values.

Committing to sustainability is also a corporate value.

Successful RTOs:

  • Understand quality and industry relevant training
  • Identify their core values early on
  • Implement them and audit them regularly
  • Adhere to them through good times and bad
  • Change their strategies, but never their values.

Here's the difference between successful RTOs and RTOs that will probably not make it through the registration period: Values of a successful RTO are set by its founders, passed down the ranks, and nurtured and sustained. Its unsuccessful counterparts make up a set of values that change with each new owner/manager, and ends up as a value statement on the company's website that is not translated into practice within the organisation.

How Do You Create and Sustain Corporate Values?
Creating corporate values begins with the founders of the organisation, who create the core values based on their beliefs and build the organisation's culture based on these values. As training providers, these values must be in line with providing education and training solutions to satisfy individuals, industry and the needs of society.

Managers are hired because they believe in these values themselves, making it easy for them to act as their champions. Managers at all levels must make the company's core values a part of their every day lives—not because they have to, but because they believe in them. As a result, they will be seen as role models who will encourage employees to internalise these values. Stakeholders, investors and business partners also must act as champions and guardians of these values.

The core values must be passed down from management to trainers and other employees through internal communications. These communications must be consistent with the external messages that go out to clients (students and industry) and anyone else that the RTO deals with.

Unfortunately, many RTOs contract very capable managers and trainers, but they don't achieve quality outcomes because there is a lack of leadership and guidance from the CEOs. Establishing, promoting and monitoring the use of core values can help you to succeed.

LATEST POSTS

Why ASQA’s new audit model should help improve VET Why ASQA’s new audit model should help improve VET 20 Mar 2017 - ASQA went through a significant transformation of its regulatory approach during 2016, and it is fair to say that the changes are promising. The dimensions of the VFH debacle, embarrassed the whole system,... More detail
Why provide feedback to students? Why provide feedback to students? 20 Mar 2017 - Many trainers find the topic of providing feedback confusing, and some colleagues only look at regulatory implications of the trainers'/assessors' feedback, so I thought it might be a good topic for review. To... More detail
RTO Core Values: Necessity or Luxury? RTO Core Values: Necessity or Luxury? 12 Nov 2016 - Last week, I was delivering a session about advanced assessment techniques and while addressing different evidence collection methods, a participant asked me: "do we get extra points during a regulatory... More detail
10 reasons why VET practitioners should attend the VET Compliance Summit 10 reasons why VET practitioners should attend the VET Compliance Summit 03 Nov 2016 - If you care about your personal development then the VET Policy, Compliance and Funding Summit 2016 is a must attend event. Here are 10 reasons why VET practitioners should attend this powerful Summit... More detail