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Changes to Register An RTO in 2018 – Part 5

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Become an RTO – Changes to register an RTO in 2018 – Part 5 of 6 (This is the 5th phase in the student’s journey).

RTO Audits - RTO consultants are fully qualified auditorsBecome an RTO – If you are considering applying to become an RTO there are a whole host of things you need to understand before you can make an informed decision about moving forward with your idea. IMPACT Workforce Training Group like to ur on the side of caution, particularly now The Regulator has made significant changes to the application process, (1st May 2018), which in our opinion, are game changes. The impact this will have on those wishing to become an RTO maybe far more thought provoking than you had originally considered. So, we have provided you with a glimpse of what you could expect in the form of a series of blogs that will take you through the phases.

This will be a road map, it will allow you to understand how robust the process to become an RTO is, and what you really need to have in place to ensure you will be approved at audit. This is part 5 of a 6 part update.

Last week we looked at Training and Assessment  – The 4th phase in the students journey.

This week we will look at Conclusion – The 5th phase in the student journey

CONCLUSION

This area focuses on ensuring certification is only issued to students who have completed all assessment requirements. Certification documentation must be issued in a timely manner and must be in a format prescribed by the standards.

In this phase we ask you to review your statement of attainment templates, as well as your proceses for issuing secure certification and a method to ensure defraud. System is in place.

Please consider and ask yourself these questions:

 

Yes No N/A
1.     Does your certification documentation include the name of the organisation, space for the RTO code and the NRT logo    
2.     Does your certification documentation use the NRT logo only in accordance with Schedule 4 of these standards    
3.     Do your Qualification testamurs include the code and title of any qualification      
4.     Your Qualification testamurs include (where applicable):

·            if required by a state/territory training authority, the relevant state/territory training authority logo the industry descriptor

·            the occupational or functional stream (in brackets)

·            if delivered through an apprenticeship program, the words ‘achieved through Australian Apprenticeship arrangements’

·            if training and assessment has been delivered in a language other than English, the words, ‘these units / modules have been delivered and assessed in [language]’

followed by a list of the relevant units/modules.

     
5.     Do your Statements of attainment include the code and title of all units/modules that have been completed      
6.     Do your Statements of attainment include a space for the authorised signatory      
7.     Do your Statements of attainment include the organisation’s seal, watermark or corporate identifier      
8.     Do your Statements of attainment include, where applicable:

·            if required by a state/territory training authority, the relevant state/territory training authority logo if the statement of attainment relates to part of an incomplete

qualification, rather than a standalone unit, the words ‘these competencies form part of [code and title of qualification(s)/course(s)]’

·            the words, ‘these competencies were attained in completion of [code] course in [full title]’

·            if training and assessment has been delivered in a language other than English, the words, ‘these units / modules have been delivered and assessed in [language]’ followed by a list of the relevant units/modules.

     
9.     Do your certification templates only refer to the unique student identifier (USI) in accordance with the Student Identifiers Act 2014.      
10.  Does your organisation has a system place to ensure all AQF Certification records will be registered and maintained for 30 years.      
11.  How long will the student have to wait before they receive their qualification or statement of attainment?      
12.  What is your systematic process from successful completion by a learner to their receipt of the certificate. Eg who is initially informed of successful completion, who will register the successful completion, who will print the certificate,  to the final sign off. (Axcerlerate)      
13.  Please read and understand the Student Identifiers Act 2014      
14.  Please read and understand the requirements for all certificate templates here: https://www.asqa.gov.au/news-publications/publications/fact-sheets/sample-aqf-documentation

 

     

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Start Up Costs To Become An RTO

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Start-up costs to become an RTO

RTO Start Up Costs

RTO Start Up Costs

Start up costs to become an RTO – One of the foremost issues for those planning to set up an RTO is cost. How much will it cost for a consultant to assist me, how much for my resources, staff, operations, application, insurances and on-going fees. So lets provide you with a few insights into the key cost factors to consider:

Initial Considerations:

  • Consulting fees – start from $5,000 which can cover everything from attending registration audit, policy development, procedures, forms, course information, training and assessment strategies and development of all course-ware for delivery and assessment of your courses and programs.
  • Student management system – approximately $2,000
  • Learning management system – approximately $1,000 – only required if you are planning to deliver online courses
  • Venues for training – Varies depending on location and size of premises
  • Staff & Trainers – Can vary depending on the requirements and needs
  • Materials and equipment – Can vary depending on the course or training package
  • Application Lodgement Fee – $800 (Paid to the governing body eg ASQA)
  • Application Risk Assessment – $8,000 (Paid to the governing body eg ASQA)
  • Public liability insurance – from $1,000
  • Website development – from $800
  • Accounting fees – from $2,000
  • Marketing & Advertising – Can vary dependent on medium used

Annual Charges:

  • Annual registration fee – $1,130 (for up to 4 qualifications on scope, paid to the governing body eg ASQA)

The above are indicative costs only and may vary significantly so its a good idea to have an initial consult with a specialist RTO consultancy firm first.  Most consultancy forms will offer you free consultation to at least steer you in the right direction and answer any initial questions you may have.   RTO consultants used to be a rare find, and those who went down the consultancy road had in fact owned and operated their own RTOs, were all auditors themselves, experienced learning and development specialists, with many many years in vocational education and training, now there seems to be many to choose from, including the scam artists, so our recommendations are buyer beware……………we ask you to choose wisely!  Make contact; see what feels right for you and dig deep about their experience, skills and background.

Whilst the above list of fees and charges can seem a little overwhelming, the benefits of becoming an RTO can far outweigh the costs, but we understand why you may be hesitant to take this step. Contact our expert team today to find out more about how we can help you register your RTO – you can reach us on 1300 933 037 or visit our website now.