The RTO Superhero Podcast is presented by an experienced RTO and CRICOS Consultant, who has over 30 years experience within the training industry. During the podcast Angela explores the complexities of compliance and how you can ensure business success as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). This podcast is for anyone within the training industry who wants to learn from an experienced RTO Consultant, RTO Manager, Trainer/Assessor and Entrepreneur, as well as the experience of other guest experts in the field. Listen in and let us help you become the RTO Superhero you want to be.
ASQA and the VET Reform
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 RTOsASQAs new leadership directionExciting changes to the training industry and how they will impact youThe meaning behind the new ASQA logoWorking together with ASQA...Useful Links
https://www.asqa.gov.au/rto/focus-compliancehttps://www.dese.gov.au/skills-reform-consultationhttps://www.asqa.gov.au/about/how-we-regulate/regulatory-strategyConnect with Angela Connell on LinkedInVivacity on LinkedInVivacity Community - Facebook GroupRTO Job Board - Facebook Group
Micro-credentialing - Meeting Industry Needs
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 needsBreaking down micro-credentialling and identifying skills sets for your industryTransferable skills and the opportunities with upskilling and cross-trainingLinking jobs and training for better education that meets industry needsJobTrainer and Micro-credentialling, what we have experienced so farImproving your scope of registrationHow to meet emerging and future workforce needs
Transition to Online Training
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 onlineTechnology and Equipment - What essential technology and equipment you and your students will need to transition to online trainingOnline 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 learningContinuous improvement, and the business opportunities that arise from moving or training to online. Useful links
3 Top Non-Compliances at an ASQA Audit
Most RTOs may know that they are non-compliant, but they just don’t know how non-compliant they are…
ASQA have identified these 3 top non-compliances many times since their inception in 2011, with RTOs consistently failing to meet the requirements of the standards and putting their RTO at risk.
In this episode Angela covers “The 3 Top Non-Compliances at ASQA Audit”, as identified by ASQA, and provide guidance on how to address them prior to being audited.
In this episode :
Discover the non-compliances and how to avoid them within your RTOHow to address the non-compliancesHow to be prepare for your next ASQA AuditWhy it is important to have a continuous improvement approach to complianceThe highs and lows of running an RTOThe importance of ensuring your Training and Assessment Strategy is up to dateThe structure of your Training and Assessment StrategyThe common mistakes found at auditIf you would like to learn more about the 3 top mistakes, you may be interested in reading Angela's ebook
5 Critical Aspects of a TAS
In this episode I explain what you need to have within your Training & Assessment Strategy (TAS) to ensure it is compliant with RTO standards. In our experience, this is the area that most training organisations are non-compliant.
But fear not: I can help you! I have addressed the five typical non-compliances and how you can ensure your TAS is compliant.
In this episode you will learn:
Why TAS trips people up and what you can do about itHow you should act on feedback in your TASThe importance of speaking to student recruitersSelection criteria and entry requirementsHow to fully understand your target audienceWhy foundation skills are so importantHow to effectively use assessment toolsWhy you need to constantly validateHow to prepare your trainers properlyHow to handle work placementsSelf-paced learning
Top 5 Mistakes RTOs Make
Time and again we have had RTO's who come to us, who are in a state of panic over managing their compliance and meeting the regulatory requirements.
In this episode Angela covers The Top 5 Mistakes RTO’s Make that are easily avoidable and provide strategies that you can implement within your RTO to ensure ongoing compliance.
In this episode:
Learn the three main reasons where RTO’s go wrong and how to choose the right trainers. Learn about the top three non-compliances with assessment tools and what you can do to improve your assessment tools.Discover the key requirements of your TAS and how to write a tool that is not only compliant, but will provide a guide to your trainers and industry on how you deliver and assess.We will give you three strategies on how to implement a continuous improvement approach throughout your RTO.Learn the simple process on how to keep up to date with the constant changes in legislation.
This is one of the best podcasts I’ve listened to that tackles topics of leadership in education! Well done Angela!