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By now many of you will have received your annual declaration on compliance invitation. This is obviously due by the end of the month. It is critically important that you do submit this on time. Failing to submit the declaration by the required deadline is technically a breach of your conditions of registration. I have seen the regulator take this fairly seriously and issue letters threatening to impose sanctions soon after the deadline. Definitely not one to miss. Whilst not mandatory, it is recommended that you undertake your own self-assessment prior to completing the declaration just to gauge your current status of compliance against the relevant standards. The regulator provides quite a nice self-assessment document to assist with this Click.

I had an awesome response to our newsletter last fortnight and particularly to my post on the dangerously easy change of scope application arrangements Click. It’s great to create awareness about these aspects of the regulation and I appreciate the feedback.

Good training,
Joe Newbery

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Compliance & Regulatory News

Annual Declaration on Compliance

Each year, the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 require all RTOs to submit an annual declaration on compliance.

ASQA sent an invitation to RTO’s which contains a unique URL link to the Annual Declaration on Compliance.The annual declaration online form is available until 12pm Sunday 31 March 2019.

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Extended transition period for NWP50715 Diploma of Water Industry Operations

ASQA has recently approved an extended transition period for the NWP50715 Diploma of Water Industry Operations to the 20th December 2020.

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Other VET News

HDR Grievance Factsheet

The Department of Education and Training has released a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Grievance Factsheet to assist current and prospective Research Training Program (RTP) students in navigating potential avenues available in order to pursue grievance that they may have with their higher education provider.

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NCVER Research: Apprentices and Trainees 2018

As at 30th September 2018, the latest paper from NCVER showed a decrease of 0.6% in the apprentices and trainees in-training from 30th September 2017.

In the 12 months ending 30 September 2018, compared with the 12 months ending 30 September 2017 there was a decrease in commencements by 1.6%, a decrease in completions by 10.4% whilst cancellations and withdrawals increased by 0.8%. Trade commencements were up by 3.1% and non-trade commencements are down 5.3% from 2017.

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Upcoming Events

VET CEO Conference 2019

Velg Training will be hosting the VET CEO Conference on 17 May 2019. The conference has been tailored specifically to address the needs of CEOs, senior leaders and key decision makers of an RTO to explore critical components of future-proofing any business.

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2019 Skills Conference

The Apprentice Employment Network NSW & ACT will be hosting the 2019 Skills Conference at Dockside Darling Harbour on the 13 June. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Driving innovation in Vocational Education and Training’ exploring what people in the VET industry can do to address skills shortages.

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Supervising Apprenticeships or Trainee Free workshops

The Department of Industry has released free workshops for supervisors to learn how to supervise their apprentices or trainees and to understand their role as a supervisor.

To view workshop dates, click here.

#NoFrills Conference 2019

The No Frills conference is where researchers, practitioners, providers, government and industry representatives come together and share information on Australia’s VET sector. The conference will be held from Wednesday 10th July to Friday 12th July 2019 in Adelaide.

WA Training Awards 2019 Applications Now Open

The 25th Annual Western Australian Training Awards applications are now open. The WA Training Awards are an opportunity for the Western Australian training sector to showcase excellence, reward best practice and put the State’s best VET achievers in the spotlight.

Nominations for the 2019 Queensland Training Awards are open

The Queensland Training Awards celebrates top achievers in training in QLD with categories for apprentices, trainees, vocational students, teachers and trainers, as well as training providers and employers. Applications close on the 17 March 2019.

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Newbery Announcements

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Desk Audit

Newbery Consulting is pleased to offer a compliance desk audit with the provision of an audit report. The desk audit includes the review of one qualification with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 clauses 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.8 1.13, 1.16 and 4.1.

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