16 Sep VET Reform Tranche 2
I attended the VELG Conference last Thursday and Friday (11-12 September) in Brisbane. Keynote presenters on the morning of Day 1 were:
- ASQA will focus more on regulating non-compliant RTOs
- ASQA will grant “earned autonomy” to RTOs with a strong record of compliance—ASQA will contact these high-performing RTOs in the next month
- A more “contestable model” for the development of training packages will be introduced once the ISCs’ current contracts expire—therefore, ISCs may or may not remain responsible for development of training packages in the future
- Peta Furnell posed a question as to whether or not training packages and accredited courses will remain fit-for-purpose in the future
- Chris Robinson acknowledged that high performing RTOs face unfair competition from poor-performing RTOs (thank you Chris, here’s hoping you can now do something about it).
For more info, read:
- Press Release from Minister Macfarlane issued on 12 September 2014.
- Latest News from ASQA about “earned autonomy” for RTOs, posted on 11 September 2014
- How the VET Reform Taskforce describes the changes to come on their website.