Early changes to current Standards for RTOs

The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) announced that Skills Ministers have agreed to progress changes to the current Standards in advance of the broader revisions to the Standards for RTOs.

These early changes are designed to address current pressures on the VET workforce and provide more immediate benefits to the sector.

The early changes are in areas that had broad sector support through previous consultation, including:

  • Reflecting new and updated training products from the updated Training and Education (TAE) Training Package
  • Enabling people who hold an education degree to be engaged as trainers and/or assessors
  • Enabling people actively working towards the Certificate IV or Diploma from the TAE Training Package to deliver training and contribute to assessment under supervision
  • Enabling broader use of industry experts
  • Aligning with recent changes to the Fit and Proper Person Requirements
  • Make minor clarifications and amendments.

The changes are designed to place minimal burden on RTOs.

It is anticipated these changes will commence in March 2024.

See DEWR’s website

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