Industry News & Articles

Skills First Withdrawals

Withdrawing students from Skills First funded courses is often an awkward and confusing process for providers, but an unavoidable scenario.

Regardless, training providers must be well prepared to handle withdrawals in a manner that complies with their contractual obligations and ensures maximisation of their claims.

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RTO Setup – How to become a Registered Training Organisation

Becoming a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) is not a simple process and comes with an enormous amount of hard work, risk and cost.  Whether you decide to go it alone or engage a consultant to assist with the process, there is a lot that you should consider prior to making that decision.  In this article, we try to explain the registration process for a national domestic RTO and provide you with advice that will hopefully assist you with making the right decisions.

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Evidence of Participation

According to the Audit and Assurance Findings Report by the Department of Education, Evidence of Participation (EOP) made the top 5 most common issues identified at audit. Make sure you’re on top of your EOP obligations!

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Skills First COVID-19 Updates

In an effort to address the high volume of enquiries submitted by Training Providers, the Department has published a series of documents on SVTS last Friday. The information and guidance published covers a variety of issues and concerns raised by providers due to the COVID-19 outbreak and is broken down into three separate documents.

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Online Delivery Requirements for Skills First

Online Delivery Requirements for Skills First

When trying to respond to COVID-19 with online engagement practices, there are several contractual requirements that you should be aware of including the need for a published Online Service Standards policy. This article looks at the considerations you should make when shifting to online delivery for Skills First funded programs.

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Evidence of Eligibility

Sighting and Retaining Evidence of Eligibility (EOE)

Last month, the Department released several fact sheets, including guidelines and instructions related to online solutions such as the use of electronic signatures, online training delivery and sighting/retaining evidence of eligibility through the use of the Document Verification Service. RTO Logic has already summarised the Electronic Signature Fact Sheet in a previous article; in this article, we are going to break down the fact sheet about Sighting and Retaining Evidence of Eligibility and provide further advice on sighting and retaining copies of identification documents.

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