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Thank you to all of those who wrote to express their agreement about the very poor quality training that is being delivered by some providers and the race to the bottom approach. Hopefully the national regulator is taking notice and will increase its systematic monitoring of the sector. Some of the stories that you shared are just so disappointing and it creates a very difficult market to operate in. Apart from expressing our opinion to the national regulator publicly, I think that next time they send out a survey asking about how they are performing, we all need to give them this honest feedback about these rogue RTOs operating unchecked with impunity. One pieces of advice that I find myself giving to clients from time to time is, the national regulator is not your friend. You are not going to hurt their feelings, so if you feel that they are not doing the job that they are meant to be doing, it’s critical to tell them.
On other matters, the new TAE training products are being released this week (maybe even today). The new TAE40122 is equivalent to TAE40116 and if you have the old TAE40110 with the two gap units you are also fine. Saying that, there are some nice new units in the revised qualification particularly relating to language literacy numeracy and e-learning and so these might be great units of competency for further professional development. Keep an eye out for this today.
Just a heads up for those delivering individual care training, back on the 22 Nov 2022 the qualification CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support was published on TGA as “deleted” and replaced by a revised qualification CHC43021. The fact that is was deleted has implications under the standards to cease taking new enrolments and to teach out all current students within a two year timeframe. Some of our clients had already started planning this and communicating with the effected students. It turns out that it was published incorrectly, and it has been replaced and not deleted; however the revised qualification (CHC43021) is not yet available on TGA. So, if you are one of the 328 RTOs delivering this qualification, just hold off doing anything about transition until the dust settles and the right information is published on TGA. Thank you to one of our lovely clients who followed this up and passed it on.
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