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Top RTO non-compliances from ASQA 2013 reports
National - Rapid Refresher Series
Wed 5 Feb 2014, 2:00pm to 4:30pm AEDT

Thank you for your interest in attending this ACPET session. The session has now sold out and you may choose to register for the Waiting List OR purchase a recording of the webinar by sending an email request to Leah Griffith.

TypeInformation Session
LevelRapid Refresher Series
  • Business Management & Administration
DurationHalf Day
LocationAt your desk, Webinar, National
Peer+ points10
Cost inc. GST (Members)$129
Cost inc. GST (Non-members)$155
Who should attend?
  • Teachers
  • Managers
  • Business Development Managers

Event is sold out.

Did you know that 77% of RTOs were found non compliant when audited by ASQA in 2012-13?

And did you know that 91 RTOs had their re-registration cancelled by ASQA in 2011-13?

The high rate of registration cancellations, suspensions and non-compliance findings at audit a reminder how critical it is for you and your workforce to properly understand and address your compliance obligations.

  • Do you want to learn from the experiences of other RTOs?
  • What are the common hot topics and pitfalls in RTO compliance?
  • Be ahead of the game! A must do workshop for all RTO staff!

Join Maree Thorne in taking a critical look at the top 10 non-compliances that occur during a compliance audit. You will gain an insight into the common non-compliances that occur.

This will include how these non-compliances commonly present and why they are considered non-compliant. You will discuss the rationale for non-compliance and how the auditor comes to their decision, based on the evidence they observe at the RTO. You will learn how the rules of audit evidence are applied and what the common ‘audit opinion’ is for a range of RTO compliance matters. This will include such topics as:

  • trainer competence and currency
  • assessment
  • strategies for training and assessment
  • pre-enrolment information
  • complaints and appeals
  • management arrangements
  • partnership monitoring
  • records management
  • certification, and
  • marketing.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, participants will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • understand the common non-compliances that occur in a compliance audit
  • understand the rationale being applied by the auditor and the rules for audit evidence, and
  • understand the strategies to avoid common non-compliances.
Facilitated by: Maree Thorne

Maree has worked in the vocational education and training environment for more than 15 years in a range of capacities including trainer/assessor, business development, educational manager, and compliance manager, in Australia and internationally. For the past 6 years, she has actively managed the compliance for a large RTO. Currently, as a consultant, Maree works with RTOs and other organisations in auditing and in developing quality management systems, effective business solutions and staff capability. As well as extensive experience and currency in VET and quality auditing, Maree has qualifications in auditing and education.


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