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NT Endorsed Provider model review

Monday, February 13 2017

In 2013 the Northern Territory Government implemented the Endorsed Provider Model (EPM) in response to the 2012 National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform requirement that jurisdictions will improve the quality of VET teaching and training through the implementation of criteria specific for RTOs to access public subsidy funding

Under this model, RTOs must attain and retain in an annual self-assessment process ‘Endorsed Status’ as a pre-requisite to accessing funding from the Northern Territory Government. This month, the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation has commenced a review into the efficacy of the Endorsed Provider Model to ascertain whether the EPM has achieved the intended outcomes.

ACPET NT was party to the formulation of the EPM and is now eager to respond to this review. The underlying premise was that RTOs seeking government funding in the NT were committed to having a physical presence in the NT and would not ‘cherry pick’ but provide training throughout the NT.

It would be appreciated if any comments are forwarded to by Friday 24 February. The below questions may assist with your response: 

• How onerous is the process?
• Are there elements where we are asking for information that we should already have?
• Does the model ask for duplicate information required from a regulatory viewpoint?
• Are there areas we are inquiring about that don’t add value?
• Are there areas that would add value but we are not inquiring about?
• If you receive funding from other jurisdictions do you see synergies between what is asked of you?



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