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Public Sector Informant : PSI - October
THE PUBLIC SECTOR INFORMANT 17 [OCTOBER 2010] & TRAINING DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONSADVERTISING FEATURE 10-12581/1 Changes and what they mean to your organisation THE 2010 Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) Revised Standards was the topic in focus at a recent breakfast forum hosted Guest speakers Sue Hepperlin from the ACT Accreditation and Registration Council (ACTARC) and Maggie Hall, a leading facilitator in Training and Assessment, clarified issues related to recent changes to the AQTF. These changes impact on trainers and assessors in the vocational education and train- ing context and on public and private registered training organisations (RTOs). What has changed? The National Quality Council (NQC) has strengthened the standards under the AQTF to ensure regulators have the tools they need to protect the interests of all students undertaking vocational education and train- ing in Australia. Revisions include new standards for organisations initially register- ing as RTOs, a strengthening of standards for continuing regis- tration and development of risk management guidelines. State and territory registering bodies will be responsible for imple- menting the new requirements. Further information on the revised standards is available at www.training.com.au or contact the ACT Accreditation and Registration Council at www.arc.act.gov.au. What does this mean for me as a trainer and/or assessor? In accordance with Standard 1.4 of the Essential Standards for RTOs, the TAE40110 Certifi- cate IV in Training and Assess- ment, from the recently endor- sed TAE10 Training and Education Training Package, is the qualification required for trainers and assessors of train- ing package qualifications. Those wishing to update to the new qualification will need to meet seven core and three elec- tive units. Trainers and assessors who did not complete the elective unit TAADEL402B Facilitate group-based learning in their TAA qualification will need to provide current evidence again- st this unit. It is also important to note that Innovation and Business Skills Australia (IBSA), the National Skills Council responsible for the Training and Education (TAE) Training Package, has made a distinction between trainers and assessors who are delivering training and assessing com- petency for qualifications within the TAE Training Package, and those working with other train- ing packages. If you are deliver- ing and assessing units from the new certificate, you will need to have those units or be able to demonstrate equivalent com- petence. Please note there is also a provision for you to deliver and assess units from the new certifi- cate, if you work under the direct supervision of a person who holds the new qualification, rather than holding it yourself. What does this mean for me as a training provider? The National Quality Council has agreed to a transition period of two years to allow training providers time to adopt a plan- ned approach to ensure all their trainers and assessors meet the new requirements. If you need further advice on what these changes mean for you as a training and assess- ment practitioner, or would like to find out more about the new qualification, please contact Deanne Ranyard, Manager, Cen- tre for Training and Assessment, CIT Solutions on 6207 3482 or email deanne.ranyard@cit. act.edu.au Strengthened standards: The 2010 AQTF Revised Standards was the topic in focus at a recent breakfast forum hosted by CIT Solutions.
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