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Email

info@insources.com.au

Head Office

3/16 Sorrell Street
Parramatta
NSW 2150

Phone

02 9890 2554

RTO Registration

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



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Consulting Services

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



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Training & Education

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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All eyes on quality

The Review of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 report’, prepared by Professor Braithwaite includes 23 recommendations intended to drive continuous improvement in the quality of education and training.

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Are we developing appropriate skills for the digital economy?

What skills will the Australian workforce require in the digital economy? Can the VET system and other industry training packages as they currently stand meet these needs?

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Fee-Free Apprenticeships in NSW

From 1 July 2018, the NSW Government is making new apprenticeships fee-free – meaning no more upfront training costs for students or employers.

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Industry Insights Report

The National Overview provides high-level analysis of industry skills needs, and the factors and trends affecting the demand for skills at a national and cross-industry level.

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New ELICOS course template available

ASQA has developed a course proposal template for use by providers applying to register an ELICOS course.

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New Self- Assessment Tool published by ASQA

ASQA has developed an online self-assessment tool for RTOs to monitor compliance against the Standards for RTOs 2015, support continuous improvement, and prepare for audit.

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Independent Assessment Validation Services

The assessment validation is a critical component of an RTO's quality assurance system. Under current regulatory arrangements (Standards for RTOs 2015), requirements for assessment validations include:

  • All training products to be validated at least once every five years, and
  • At least 50% of products validated within the first three years.

Some industry *statistics:

  • 75% of RTOs audited by ASQA were non-compliant against Standard 1
  • ASQA has received 1,067 complaints about RTOs' assessment practices
  • 73% of RTOs audited by ASQA were found non-compliant against assessment practices
  • 47% of RTOs audited by ASQA were found non-compliant against having qualified and competent trainers and assessors.

Our independent assessment validation service is designed to provide an external independent evaluation of your assessment practices, in line with the requirements under the current Standards for RTOs. Our experienced VET consultants, validators and industry experts will review your assessment systems, practices and judgements and will issue a validation including findings that can be actioned immediately.

Why have an independent validation?
The validations process should identify potential non-compliances, and provide information for continuous improvement. But according to our statistics, (Insources conducts internal audits on more than 60 RTOs per year) 83% of RTOs that were found non-compliant against assessment practices had actually validated their assessments. In other words, the validation performed by the RTO failed to identify the non-compliance.

According to ASQA, the main issues identified at audit were:

  • Assessment does not address all requirements of the training product
  • Assessment does not gather sufficient valid assessment when conducted in a workplace
  • Inadequate exposure to workplace conditions, including inappropriate simulated environments
  • Assessment activities conducted without using required resources
  • Lack of practical assessment
  •  Issues relating to authenticity of assessment, particularly in distance and online delivery.

Our Validation Process

  1. An initial meeting with our consultant is scheduled to discuss your assessment system, and determine the scope of the validation (units of competency and sample size).
  2. A checklist of documents required for the validation is sent to the RTO. Documents are uploaded to a secure server.
  3. Our consultants and industry experts validate your assessment practices and judgements, following our compliant "Assessment Validation Process", and will record the outcomes in the validation report.
  4. Finally, a meeting is scheduled to discuss the validation report and explain any follow up actions required.

What are the benefits of this service?

  • Record keeping. Our reports meet record keeping requirements
  • Cost effective. Our system is the most cost effective solution for RTOs
  • Customer service. Insources is a leader in VET quality and compliance systems, with a proven successful record of more than 10 years working with TAFE, community colleges, enterprise RTOs and private RTOs
  • 100% compliant with the Standards for RTOs 2015.

* Statistics published by ASQA at www.asqa.gov.au

Contact Us

 Do you want to know more about our Independent Validation Service for your RTO? Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 1300 208 774.

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Compliance starts with communication Compliance starts with communication 21 Aug 2018 - When you look at the statistics published by ASQA, and the results from its regulatory work, they show the darkest face of VET. Since AQTF 2001 was implement, I wonder if we have been stuck in a continuous... More detail
Is VET Trapped in The Capabilities Vs Performance Issue? Is VET Trapped in The Capabilities Vs Performance Issue? 02 Nov 2017 - Frequently, I encounter VET practitioners whose actions and comments indicate an assumption that building capability and enhancing performance are the same thing. Learning alone will not yield performance... More detail
Can VET Match Micro-learning Solutions? Can VET Match Micro-learning Solutions? 31 Oct 2017 - Using Skill Sets to meet industry needs. Vocational Education and Training must provide solutions and support individuals and industry in Vocational Preparation and Vocational Development (Continuous ... More detail