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Key RTO non-compliances from ASQA 2013 reports
Tasmania - Rapid Refresher Series
Thu 1 May 2014, 9:00am to 12:00pm EST

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LevelRapid Refresher Series
  • Business Management & Administration
DurationHalf Day
LocationLevel 1, 12-16 St john Street, Launceston, Tas 7250, Tasmania
Peer+ points10
Cost inc. GST (Members)$105
Cost inc. GST (Non-members)$135
Who should attend?
  • Teachers
  • Managers
  • Business Development Managers

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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 Catherine Kearney 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: Catherine Kearney

Catherine is ACPET’s Manager of VET Quality...  Catherine joined the ACPET team in July 2011, taking on the role of NSW Executive Officer in October 2011 and subsequent roles as Manager of VET Policy and Executive Officer for the ACT. During 2013, Catherine led the development of ACPET’s health check services and has conducted a number of health checks with ACPET members.

Prior to joining ACPET, Catherine was Client Relationship Manager with the National Audit and Registration Agency (NARA). In addition to her extensive experience in the VET sector, including communications roles with the NSW Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board and the Board of Vocational Education and Training, Catherine has worked in a range of communication and advocacy roles within the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. 

Catherine has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons), a Graduate Diploma in Adult Education and a Masters of Journalism. Catherine is also a qualified Lead Auditor and Assessor.


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