Newbery Consulting VET News – 18th February 2021

Hello and welcome to VET News,

Lots of reminders about the approaching mandatory reports that are due at the end of February and March. These are really important so make sure you either do it today or set a reminder. In the past, I have seen some RTOs receive a significant fine for not submitting these reports. Remember AVETMISS can sometimes be tricky with errors in your data to resolve so, do not leave that to the day before it is due.

Please also take note of the many training package changes that are occurring regularly at the moment. We have provided a link below in Training Package Updates to all of the changes that have recently occurred. Remember that unless you receive a notification about an extension to the transition period, the normal transition arrangements will apply. We will keep you posted on any extensions that are granted.

Good training,

Joe Newbery

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Compliance & Regulatory News

Annual declaration on compliance open until 31 March 2021

The Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 (the Standards) require all ASQA RTOs to submit an annual declaration on compliance. The annual declaration online form is available until midnight on 31 March 2021.

The annual declaration is a simple online form, which requires RTO’s to assess their compliance with the Standards. ASQA sent an email to each RTO’s Chief Executive Officer on Friday 12 February 2021. Each email contains a unique URL to your RTO’s survey.

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RTO obligations checklist

To stay on top of main reporting obligations as a condition of registration, ASQA has released a 2021 RTO obligations checklist.

The downloadable checklist can be used to help keep track of some of the key RTO obligations this year.

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ASQA approves extended transition period for CPP50911 – Diploma of Building Design

ASQA has recently approved an extended transition period for CPP50911 Diploma of Building Design. The extended training, assessment and certification issuance period for this qualification ends on 1 July 2023.

The CPP50911 – Diploma of Building Design will remain on relevant RTOs scope of registration until the end of the extended transition period, unless withdrawn from scope prior.

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ASQA approves extended transition period for FWP30716 Certificate III in Sawdoctoring

ASQA has recently approved an extended transition period for FWP30716 Certificate III in Sawdoctoring. The extended training, assessment and certification issuance period for this qualification ends on 22 January 2022.
The FWP30716 Certificate III in Sawdoctoring will remain on RTOs scope of registration until the end of the extended transition period, unless the RTO chooses to withdraw it from scope prior.

Read more.

ASQA approves extended transition period for CPP50911 Diploma of Building Design 

ASQA has recently approved an extended transition period for CPP50911 Diploma of Building Design. The extended training, assessment and certification issuance period for this qualification ends on 1 July 2023.
The CPP50911 – Diploma of Building Design will remain on relevant RTOs scope of registration until the end of the extended transition period, unless withdrawn from scope prior.

Read more.

Other VET News

2020 AVETMISS Reporting due soon

The collection window for direct reporting of 2020 AVETMISS fee-for-service activity reported directly to NCVER is due by 5pm (ACDT) Friday 26 February 2021.

If you are reporting fee-for-service activity via a state training authority (STA) then please check their deadlines as they may be earlier.

If your RTO did not deliver any training during 2020 you must submit a nil return via NCVER’s AVETMISS Validation Software (AVS).

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Barranggirra: Training Services NSW Aboriginal Skilling for Employment Grant

Training Services NSW is pleased to announce a new Aboriginal Initiative – Barranggirra: Training Services NSW Aboriginal Skilling for Employment Grant. This new initiative consolidates the long-standing The Way Ahead for Aboriginal People and New Careers for Aboriginal People programs to strengthen the end to end support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners. This includes improved post-training outcomes and building stronger links for Aboriginal people with current opportunities for employment and training flowing from broader Department and Government priorities for Aboriginal participation in the NSW workforce and in major projects.

For further information, click here.

Articles and Papers

Provision of foundation skills training by community education providers in regional Australia

This research investigates the contribution community education providers make to foundation skills training in regional Australia, the models of delivery which seemed to work best, and whether the undertaking of foundation skills training helps build social and human capital of the individual and broader community. The research finds that proportionally more regional community education providers deliver foundation skills training than other regional training providers.

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Labour Market Trend Updates

Occupation Resilience Framework 

The National Skills Commission has developed the occupational resilience framework. The framework focuses on the latest labour market data for occupations that reflect the recovery path the labour market is taking, and complements the pre-COVID employment growth projections available by providing insights into the relative impacts of COVID-19 on different occupations.

The occupational resilience framework ranks occupations at the four-digit level of ANZSCO in terms of their relative short to medium-term employment growth prospects. Each occupation is assigned a score out of five for each of three components.
1) Pre-pandemic employment growth expectations
2) COVID-19 employment shock
3) COVID-19 labour demand recovery so far

The overall score is a summation across the three components. Occupations with an overall score of 11 or higher are considered to be resilient. View the scores here.

Read more.

 

Training Package Updates

Training Package Updates

The following training packages have been updated on training.gov.au:

  • BSB: Business Services, Revised: 12th February 2021
  • ICT: Information and Communications Technology, Revised: 12th February 2021
  • TAE: Training and Education, Revised: 12th February 2021
  • FWP: Forest and Wood Products, Revised: 12th February 2021
  • AHC: Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management, Revised: 13th February 2021 
  • AMP: Australian Meat Processing, Revised: 13th February 2021
  • AUR: Automotive Retail, Service and Repair, Revised: 14th February 2021
  • AUM: Automotive Manufacturing, Revised: 14th February 2021
  • LGA04: Local Government, Revised: 10th February 2021
  • AVI: Aviation, Revised: 1st February 2021
  • FNS: Financial Services, Revised: 12th February 2021
  • CSC: Correctional Services, Revised: 25th January 2021
  • MAR: Maritime, Revised: 25th January 2021
  • RII: Resources and Infrastructure, Revised: 25th January 2021
  • CPP: Property Services, Revised: 26th January 2021
  • TLI: Transport and Logistics, Revised: 29th January 2021

Upcoming Events

VET Policy and Compliance Summit 2021
10th March 2021
Online

The VET Policy and Compliance Summit provides the opportunity to engage with Policy makers, Regulators, and VET leaders; and participate in a mix of workshops and keynote presentations that will provide you with the skills, knowledge, tools, and solutions to manage your RTO meeting quality and compliance requirements.

Register.

2021 VET CEO Conference
19th March 2021
Online

Take Charge in 2021  and be inspired by thought leaders and approaches that could help shape the direction of your RTO. The program has been tailored specifically to address the needs of not only CEOs but senior leaders and key decision-makers of an RTO, to explore critical components of future-proofing your business.

Register.

Quality Reform Workshops

A series of online workshops have been released to help you have your say on quality reforms in the vocational education and training (VET) sector.
These workshops are designed for anyone who wants to provide feedback in relation to RTO practices and factors that support high-quality training delivery.
The quality reforms workshops seek your input to explore:

  • The features of high-quality training delivery and providers
  • The effectiveness of the current Standards for RTOs
  • How to support the VET workforce for high-quality delivery.

Register here.

Notices

RTO Data Cloud

Newbery Consulting has been supplying student management software for over 10 years. A cloud based RTO student management system that provides RTOs the capability to manage their training operation and meet all national and State reporting and compliance obligations. It would be our pleasure to offer you access as a trial user and you can evaluate the system capabilities for yourself.

Don’t continue to pay too much for cloud based AVETMISS software. Have the flexibility to only paying for your additional users as you need them on a flat daily cost of only $2.00 per day. Set up your online enrolments and customise your certificates at no extra cost. Need to manage your CRICOS and State funded enrolments, no problems. Get in contact with the team at Newbery Consulting today and request to be set up as a trial user.

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