What evidence do I need to demonstrate I have engaged with industry? What is meant by "range of strategies for industry engagement"? (Clauses 1.5 – 1.6)
Each RTO can choose their preferred approach for engaging industry stakeholders.
To engage with industry, your RTO could implement one or more of the strategies below. Having a range of strategies allows your RTO to consult with a number of stakeholders over a period of time.
Strategies for industry engagement can include:
- partnering with local employers, regional/national businesses, relevant industry bodies, or enterprise RTOs
- involving employers in industry advisory committees
- embedding staff within enterprises
- ongoing networking with industry organisations, peak bodies, or employers
- developing networks of relevant employers and industry representatives to participate in assessment validation, and/or
- exchanging knowledge, staff and resources with employers, networks and industry bodies.
The rationale behind industry engagement is that you can then use information obtained from this engagement to:
- help design your strategies for training and assessment
- select suitable resources
- seek feedback about how you provide training and assessment, and
- confirm your trainers and assessors have current industry skills.
By undertaking industry engement, you ensure that the training and assessment you provide will ensure graduates hold industry-relevant skills and knowledge and are able to apply these in the workplace.
There is no specific method you must use to record the evidence of your industry consultation.