Newbery Consulting VET News – 3rd July 2019

Hello and welcome to VET News,

Wow! There has been a news explosion in the last two weeks. So, we are sending out this edition a little early.

Just a couple of things to note which are super important. If you have received an invoice from ASQA for the annual registration fee, pay it now! Seriously, last year I was contacted for assistance by at least four RTOs who had received letters informing them that ASQA was withdrawing their registration for not paying the annual registration charge by the due date. Do not allow that invoice to be buried in your email inbox. Get it paid today!

The article on the transition from AusKey to MyGov is one to take note of. Many of you will have set up a Device AusKey to enable your student management systems to verify the USI. This will be replaced early next year and this is just an early notice to expect this down the track.

There have been some interesting comments and observations coming out of the ASQA Provider Briefings that are currently underway. I am attending a Provider Briefing in Brisbane this Thursday. Very keen to hear their message for myself. I will be sure to take notes and provide you a summary via an article on the website. If you are attending the briefing in Brisbane this Thursday, please come up and say hi.

Good training,

Joe Newbery

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Compliance & Regulatory News

Annual Registration Charge – Due July 30th 2019

ASQA will issue RTOs with an invoice for their annual registration charge. RTOs must pay the charge within 30 days of ASQA issuing the invoice. The annual charge recovers some of the costs ASQA incurs when conducting activities necessary for effective regulation of the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

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Changes to allocating unit codes for VET Accredited course applications

The method for allocating codes to units of competency is changing and will apply to VET accredited course applications received from 1 September 2019.

The ASQA accredited course document template will be amended closer to the implementation date and will include explanatory advice.

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ASQA approves extended transition period for four RGR racing qualifications

ASQA has recently approved an extended transition period for the following qualifications:

  • RGR30108 Certificate III in Racing (Trackrider)
  • RGR30208 Certificate III in Racing (Advanced Stablehand)
  • RGR40108 Certificate IV in Racing (Racehorse Trainer)
  • RGR40208 Certificate IV in Racing (Jockey)

The extended training, assessment and certification issuance period for this qualification ends on 31 December 2019.

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Other VET News

Apprenticeship Support

The Australian Government’s Skills Package will support up to 80,000 additional apprenticeships over five years through a new skills shortage payment and a streamlined employer incentive program.

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AUSkey to transition into myGovID

AUSkey will transition to myGovID by March 2020 and will have a direct impact on the delivery of the  USI Web Service.

Developers and RTOs will have to update their systems to use alternate authentication credentials and different service end points in order to access USI Web Services.

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Articles and Papers

VET Sector to keep up with Fourth Industrial Revolution

The consensus among experts is that training providers and employers aren’t adapting fast enough to meet the skill needs of the fourth industrial revolution.

The VET sector requires increased collaboration between industry, educators and governments. It also needs responsiveness and flexibility in delivering skills.

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Training Package Updates

Changes to the following training packages:

  • MEA: Aeroskills Training Package
  • SFI11: Seafood Industry Training Package
  • MSS: Sustainability
  • MEM: Manufacturing and Engineering

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.


Business Opportunities

ATM ID: TQS00462
ATM Title: Academic Integrity Workshop
Category: Education and Training Services
Description: TEQSA is seeking a service provider/s to design and deliver a series of workshop for the higher education sector.  The purpose of these workshops is to assist providers in promoting a culture of academic integrity at their institution.  The workshops will also offer guidance to providers in developing strategies to prevent, detect and respond to potential breaches of academic integrity, such as contract cheating activity.

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AusTender materials are released by the Department of Finance. AusTender materials are subject to change and should be verified on the AusTender website to ensure the information is up to date and correct:

Business Opportunities

ATM ID: EOI 2018/19 004
ATM Title: Multi-Use List (MUL) for facilitation services across the Australia Council Leadership Program
Category: Education and Training Services
Description: By this request for Expressions of Interest (EOI), we are seeking submissions from potential facilitator to join the Australia Council Leadership Program facilitation Multi-Use List (MUL) to be prequalified for a range of leadership facilitation services.

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AusTender materials are released by the Department of Finance. AusTender materials are subject to change and should be verified on the AusTender website to ensure the information is up to date and correct:

Newbery Announcements

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 – Unit average – $347.36

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RTO Data – Cloud

RTO Data Cloud has changed the landscape of the Australian student management system market. We are proud to offer it to you. 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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