The Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 (the Standards) have a strong focus on the quality of training and assessment. In addition to understanding business needs and developing training to meet industry and training product requirements there are two key aspects that typically play a central role in an RTO’s quality system:
- Ensuring your staff have the capacity to train and assess in the qualifications and units of competency that you want to deliver
- Effective systems for managing, monitoring and improving your operations.
The Standards set some specific requirements in these areas so it is important that you refer to the Standards. The following pages may help you to manage these significant areas of compliance.
As with any Training Package qualification you will need to ensure your trainers and assessors have the capacity to deliver quality training and assessment for the MSS Sustainability qualifications.
Your capacity to deliver will rest on having access to trainer/assessors who have the required competencies – both training and assessment and vocational competencies in the qualifications you want to deliver.
However, vocational competency in emerging skills and new qualifications can be challenging for RTOs. How can trainers and assessors deliver and assess units that are new and no one holds them? How can anyone be awarded the units when RTOs do not have them on scope? It is a ‘chicken or egg’ situation… [Read more…]
Analysis of the content of the units of competency will provide a solid basis as to how your trainers and assessors can demonstrate vocational competency. You should focus on the skills and knowledge defined in the units of competency. Then you can identify and document evidence of their relevant skills, knowledge, experience and training.
Continuous improvement is a requirement for all RTOs. It is also critical in the sustainability field where things are changing and developing quickly. It provides a mechanism to stay aware of and be able to respond to changes. It also allows you to monitor and improve your operations and this is a fundamental aspect of sustainability for any business… [Read more…]