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Critical RTO Transition: 90% of RTOs Lagging Behind

Critical RTO Transition: 90% of RTOs Lagging Behind

Our recent analysis of outdated qualification codes on training.gov.au uncovered a significant challenge in RTO’s transition of crucial qualifications. Examining the data just last week, a surprising reality emerged: nearly 90% of Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) have not completed the necessary transitions, risking RTO compliance despite the looming transition deadline.

Key Qualifications and RTO Transition Insights

Qual Code    
Qualification Name
No of RTOs yet to Transition
% of RTOs not yet transitioned
Diploma Vocational Education and Training
70
90%
Certificate III Rural Operations
24
69%
Certificate II Horticulture
60
62%
Certificate III in Sport, Aquatics and Recreation
48
70%
Certificate III Horticulture
42
61%
Certificate I in Sport and Recreation
10
59%
Certificate II in Agriculture
42
57%
Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
33
55%
Certificate IV Allied Health Assistance
35
55%
Certificate III in Agriculture
38
54%
Certificate IV in Health Administration
17
52%
Certificate II in Tourism
42
51%
Certificate III Allied Health Assistance
31
51%
Diploma of Youth Work
15
50%
Certificate IV in Massage Therapy
18
50%
Diploma Remedial Massage
32
49%
Certificate III in Events
17
49%
Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family

Intervention

16
46%
Certificate IV in Youth Work
24
46%
Certificate IV in Disability Support
110
38%
Diploma in Community Services
110
37%

Certificate III in Tourism

21

34%

Certificate III in Individual Support
169
32%

Certificate IV in Community Services

35

32%

Diploma of Event Management

10

28%

Certificate III in Hospitality (Restaurant Front of
House)

4

25%

Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management

10

24%

Certificate III in Hospitality

62

23%

Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism

6

22%

Certificate IV in Hospitality
25
22%

Diploma of Accounting

21

18%

Advanced Diploma of Accounting

11

16%

Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

6

4%

Certificate IV Training and Assessment
1
1%

RTO Transition and Compliance Tips: Crafting a Proactive Approach to Qualification Updates

With the clock ticking, the urgency for RTOs to transition intensifies. The spectre of compliance issues and a decline in training quality heightens the need for immediate action by RTOs.

How to Stay Informed on Qualification Updates

To ensure a seamless and timely transition, RTOs can adopt a proactive approach. Here’s a guide to crafting an effective transition strategy:

1. Dedicated Transition Team:

Establish a dedicated team responsible for overseeing your RTO’s transition process. This team should comprise individuals with comprehensive expertise in RTO policies, procedures, and operations.

2. Training and Professional Development:

Invest in training and professional development for your staff. Ensure they are well-versed in the new qualification frameworks, training and assessment requirements, and RTO compliance procedures.

3. Utilise Technology Solutions:

Leverage technology solutions that streamline the transition process. This could include e-Learning platforms, educational software, and tools that facilitate effective assessment and feedback.

4. Regularly Check ASQA’s Website:

Stay informed by regularly checking ASQA’s website for updates and amendments to qualification standards. This ensures that your RTO is aligned with the latest regulatory requirements.

RTO Transition Checklist:

1. Analyse Qualifications and Check Transition Period End Date:

Begin with a thorough analysis of the qualifications your RTO offers and their transition end date. Visit training.gov.au, use your organisation’s name or code to access ‘Organisation details,’ enable ‘Display history,’ and check the ‘Scope’ tab for ‘Qualifications history’ with start and end dates. Identify those that are slated for transition and priorities based on the transition due dates.

2. Transition Periods and Responsibilities:

  • New Equivalent or Not Equivalent Products (12 months):
    Ensure the new product is added to your scope and manage enrolments accordingly.
  • Deleted Products and Expired Accredited Courses (24 months):
    Complete training and assessment for existing students, issue qualifications or statements of attainment, and for deleted products, enrol only students that can be completed within the timeframe.
  • Unit of Competency (12 months):
    Complete training and assessment for students.

After the Transition Deadline:

Product Removal:
At the end of the transition period, remove products from your scope of registration and cease student enrolments and qualification issuance for the removed product.

Utilise Transition Periods Effectively:

Review:
Review by studying training product changes and the Companion Volume Implementation Guide on the national register and access the guide on VETNet.

Assess Impact:
Evaluate the impact of changes on your organisation, including licensing, resourcing, equipment, learning, and assessment strategies.

Amend Strategies:
Update your organisation’s training and assessment strategies to reflect the implementation of the new training product.

How Can We Help With Transitions?

Explore solutions and ensure a smooth transition for your RTO. Visit the product pages linked below for each qualification: RTO Training Materials with e-Learning Resources | eSkilled e-Learning

Don’t let your RTO get entangled in the complexities of qualification transitions. Act now and connect with our team to discuss how our brand can guide you through a seamless and timely journey. Fill in the enquiry form to get started.