The VET Sector News

July 4, 2019


Annual Registration Charge - Due July 30th 2019


ASQA will issue RTOs with an invoice for their annual registration charge. RTOs must pay the charge within 30 days of ASQA issuing the invoice. 


The annual charge recovers some of the costs ASQA incurs when conducting activities necessary for effective regulation of the vocational education and training (VET) sector.


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Change in how unit codes are allocated in VET accredited courses  

The method for allocating codes to units of competency is changing and will apply to VET accredited course applications received from 1 September 2019.

You will need to assign codes as Unit 001, Unit 002 (etc.) for reference during course development. ASQA will allocate unique unit codes upon granting accreditation for the parent course.


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Fraudulent VET provider ordered to pay $200,000


The Federal Court has ordered a Tasmanian man to pay significant penalties for providing a VET course without registration and for issuing qualifications that were not genuine.


On 30 May 2019, the Federal Court found that Leon Vere King had committed multiple contraventions of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (the NVR Act).


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Five things RTOs should know about copyright 


To deliver high quality vocational training and education, RTOs need to access and use information quickly and efficiently from a variety of sources such as textbooks, websites, newspapers and journals. However, there is often uncertainty around what information an RTO can legally use. Here are five things RTOs need to keep in mind when copying and sharing copyright content for educational purposes. 


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Updating your USI transcript if your RTO has closed


If your training provider is no longer operating and you discover that your USI transcript isn’t showing the training you completed with that RTO, the relevant VET regulator may be able to assist you in some circumstances.


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NAPLAN review


The Federal Government remains committed to national standardised testing of school students to ensure parents, teachers and the community have visibility of student and school performance.


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So I Heard VET Can’t Get You A Good Job


So I Heard is a series launched by the Foundations for Young Australians (FYA) centred around the experiences of graduates, careers counsellors, TAFE teachers and other industry professionals involved in all areas of Vocational Education and Training. The world of work is changing and taking on VET is one way to put your best foot forward. We’re here to debunk some myths and highlight the opportunities that VET pathways can provide. 


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