Newbery Consulting VET News – 21st June 2019

Hello and welcome to VET News,

You know, it occurred to me recently that we all need to stop and reflect on the great work those around us do on a daily basis. I am very fortunate to be surrounded by some very talented and smart people at Newbery Consulting. Whilst I am the public face of Newbery Consulting, I have a wonderful team working alongside me that support our many clients everyday.

Our client support team is led by Bree who coordinates our client support effort, Kate and Jacquie are supporting our clients with software support, Casey is developing amazing assessments, Sarah is coordinating our software development program, Jen manages our client engagement and social media and finally but not least, Dave is performing his magic in software programming.

These guys are Newbery Consulting and I would like to acknowledge and thank them for their commitment and professionalism they give us every day. We are a bit of a crazy geographically dispersed, virtual business but somehow it works just perfectly.

Please visit our site for our recent article on the cost of setting up a new RTO (Click).

Good training,

Joe Newbery

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Compliance & Regulatory News

ASQA Training Provider Briefings 2019 commence 27 June

Registrations are now open for ASQA’s Training Provider Briefings for 2019, which will be held during June and July.
This year ASQA Commissioners and General Managers will participate in the briefings alongside audit staff. This gives attendees an opportunity to discuss issues and ideas directly with senior ASQA decision makers.

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Ensure your scope is up to date by 21st June 2019 – Annual registration charges will be invoiced soon

At the start of July 2019, ASQA will invoice providers for the 2019-20 annual registration charge. This applies to a provider’s registration as an RTO under the NVETR Act and as a registered provider under the ESOS Act. Each registration will be invoices separately.

If providers want to remove items from their scope of registration prior to calculation of their annual registration charge for 2019-20, a completed application must be submitted to remove these items by 5.00 pm AEST on 21 June 2019.

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Other VET News

Fraudulent VET provider to pay $200,000

A Tasmanian man was ordered to pay significant penalties by the Federal Court for providing a VET course without registration and for issuing qualifications that were not genuine.

“Providing fraudulent qualifications is not only a serious breach of the law, it lets down students who are trying to learn new skills for jobs and has the potential to drag down the reputation of Australia’s world class VET sector” stated ASQA Chief Commissioner and CEO Mark Paterson.

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Articles and Papers

Apprentices and trainees 2018 December quarter

In the December 2018 quarter, there were 33,760 trade and non-trade commencements, down 4.2% compared with the same quarter in 2017.

Trade commencements decreased by 9.2% in the December 2018 quarter, with the main decreases seen in construction trades workers and other technicians and trades workers.

Overall,  there is a decrease of 1.0% in apprentices and trainees in-training from 31 December 2017.

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Three pillars of a future-focused university to survive disruption

If universities redefine themselves and fully embrace the below three key pillars, there is a bright future ahead:

1. Promote engagement and impact
2. Enhance humanity
3. Expand student access

Over the next few years there will likely be mergers and closures across the university sector in response to the multiple disruptions facing tertiary education.

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Upcoming Events

2019 National VET Conference, Brisbane, 12 – 13 September 2019

The 2019 National VET Conference will be delivered over two days on the 12-13 September at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)  through an exciting range of presentations, providing attendees with the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of plenary and elective sessions. Pre-conference Master Classes will be held on Wednesday 11 September.


Assessment Package – CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

Newbery Consulting is pleased to offer the complete assessment package in support the qualification CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Release 2). Includes 19 units of competency.

The package includes the complete assessment materials for each unit of competency including:

  • Assessment Summary Report
  • Assessor Instructions & Mapping
  • Candidate Instructions
  • Candidate Response Document
  • Practical Observation Tools
Price: $6,600.00

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Assessment Package – BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

Newbery Consulting is pleased to offer a complete assessment package for the qualification BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management. Includes 14 units of competency.

The package includes the full assessment materials including:

  • Assessment Plan and Mapping
  • Assessor Instructions
  • Candidate Instructions
  • Assessment Record

Price: $4,400.00

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