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Appendix 2

SCHEDULE 1

ITEM 1

  • RELEVANT STANDARD – 1 1.14, 1.15
  • AQF QUALIFICATION OR UNIT OF COMPETENCY – TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or its successor.

ITEM 2

  • RELEVANT STANDARD – 1.14, 1.15
  • AQF QUALIFICATION OR UNIT OF COMPETENCY – A diploma or higher level qualification in adult education.

ITEM 3

  • RELEVANT STANDARD – 1.15
  • AQF QUALIFICATION OR UNIT OF COMPETENCY – TAESS00001 Assessor Skill Set or its successor.

ITEM 4

  • RELEVANT STANDARD – 1.18
  • AQF QUALIFICATION OR UNIT OF COMPETENCY
     
    1. TAESS00007 Enterprise Trainer—Presenting Skill Set or its successor or
    2. TAESS00008 Enterprise Trainer—Mentoring Skill Set or its successor
    3. TAESS00003—Enterprise Trainer and Assessor Skill Set or its successor.

ITEM 5

  • RELEVANT STANDARD – 1.23
  • AQF QUALIFICATION OR UNIT OF COMPETENCY
     
    1. TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training or its successor or
    2. TAE50211 Diploma of Training Design and Development or it successor or
    3. A higher level qualification in adult education.

SCHEDULE 2

Independent validation requirements for RTOs delivering training and assessment qualifications or assessor skill sets from the Training and Education Training Package (or its successor)

For the purposes of Clause 1.25, the requirements for independent validation will apply as follows:

  1. For an RTO applying to extend its scope of registration to include the delivery and assessment of an AQF qualification or assessor skill set from the Training and Education Training Package (or its successor), validation is of:
     
    1. the RTO’s assessment tools, processes and outcomes in relation to other AQF qualifications and/or units of competency on its scope of registration, as directed by the VET Regulator, and
    2. the assessment system to be adopted in the delivery of the training and assessment qualification or assessor skill set.
  2. For an RTO where its scope of registration includes the delivery and assessment of an AQF qualification or assessor skill set from the Training and Education Training Package (or its successor), validation is of:
     
    1. the assessment system for delivery of the training and assessment qualification or assessor skill set, and
    2. the RTO’s assessment tools, processes and outcomes in relation to the training and assessment qualification or assessor skill set.

For the purposes of Clause 1.25, independent validation of AQF qualifications or the assessor skill set from the Training and Education Training Package (or its successor) must be conducted by one or more persons who collectively have:

  1. current knowledge and skills in vocational teaching and learning, and
  2. the training and assessment qualification or assessor skill set at least to the level being validated.

SCHEDULE 3

Fit and Proper Person Requirements

Criteria for suitability

In assessing whether a person meets the Fit and Proper Person Requirements, the VET Regulator will have regard to the following considerations:

  1. whether the person has been convicted of an offence against a law of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory of Australia, or of another country, and if so, the seriousness of the offence and the time elapsed since the conviction was recorded
  2. whether the person has ever been an executive officer or high managerial agent of an RTO at a time that the RTO had its registration on the National Register cancelled or suspended by its VET Regulator for having breached a condition imposed on its Registration
  3. whether the person has ever been an executive officer or high managerial agent of an RTO at a time that the RTO was determined to have breached a condition of its registration under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 or the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011
  4. whether the person has ever become bankrupt, applied to take the benefit of a law for the benefit of bankrupt or insolvent debtors, compounded with his or her creditors or assigned his or her remuneration for the benefit of creditors, and if so, the time elapsed since this event occurred
  5. whether the person has ever been disqualified from managing corporations under Part 2D.6 of the Corporations Act 2001, and if so, whether the disqualification remains in place
  6. whether the person was involved in the business of delivering courses or other services on behalf of a person that was the subject of regulatory action described in points b) or c) above, and if so, the relevance of the person’s involvement
  7. whether the person has ever provided a VET Regulator with false or misleading information or made a false or misleading statement to a VET Regulator, and if so, whether it is reasonable to assume that the person knew that the statement made or information provided to the VET Regulator was false or misleading
  8. whether the person has ever been determined not to be a fit and proper person as prescribed under any law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory of Australia, and if so, whether that determination remains in place
  9. whether the public is likely to have confidence in the person’s suitability to be involved in an organisation that provides, assesses or issues nationally recognised qualifications
  10. whether the person has ever been an executive officer or high managerial agent of an RTO at a time that the RTO was determined to have breached a government training contract, and
  11. any other relevant matter.

SCHEDULE 4

Conditions of Use of NRT Logo

The Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) Logo is a distinguishable mark of quality for promoting and certifying national vocational education and training leading to AQF certification documentation. The NRT Logo is a registered trade mark.

The following describes a range of situations and conditions for using the NRT Logo.

Advertisements and promotional information in any medium (print, television, radio, banners, internet, etc)

  • 1. RTOs registered by any VET Regulator may use the NRT Logo to promote nationally recognised training provided that training is within the RTO’s scope of registration.
  • 2. Impressions must not be created that may lead an observer to conclude the NRT Logo applies to all training provided by the RTO, if this is not the case. The NRT Logo cannot be used by an RTO where the training is accredited, but is outside the scope of registration of the RTO. Where training is being promoted and does not meet the requirements stipulated in the VET Quality Framework or is outside the RTO’s Scope of Registration, it must be made clear the NRT Logo is not associated with that training.
  • 3. Use of the NRT Logo is only permitted where there is a direct relationship to a AQF qualification and/or unit of competency as specified within training packages or VET accredited courses.

Student information (brochures, course handbooks, prospectuses, etc)

  • 4. When an RTO is promoting the training it offers and wishes to use the NRT Logo, its promotional material such as brochures, handbooks and prospectuses must clearly distinguish between nationally recognised training within the scope of registration and that which is not nationally recognised.

Corporate stationery, business cards, buildings, training resources and marketing products

  • 5. The NRT Logo must not be used on products such as corporate stationery, business cards, building signage, mouse pads, pens, satchels, packaging around products nor learning resources supporting training.

Certificates, Statements of Attainment and other testamurs

  • 6. The NRT Logo must be depicted on all AQF certification documentation issued by the RTO. These can only be issued by an RTO when the qualification and/or unit of competency are within the RTO’s scope of registration. The NRT Logo must not be depicted on other testamurs or transcripts of results.

SCHEDULE 5

Application of the AQF Qualifications Issuance Policy within the VET Sector

RTOs must meet the requirements of the AQF for issuing AQF qualifications and statements of attainment, in addition to the following requirements.

Issuing AQF Qualifications

  • 1. RTOs must include the following information on the testamur, in addition to the requirements of the AQF Qualifications Issuance Policy:
     
    • the name, National RTO code and logo of the issuing organisation
    • the code and title of the awarded AQF qualification, and
    • the NRT Logo in accordance with the current conditions of use contained in Schedule 4.
  • 2. The following elements are to be included on the testamur as applicable:
     
    • the State / Territory Training Authority logo (only where use of the logo is directed by State / Territory Training Authorities, e.g. within User Choice contracts)
    • the industry descriptor, e.g. Engineering
    • the occupational or functional stream, in brackets, e.g. (Fabrication)
    • where relevant, the words, ‘achieved through Australian Apprenticeship arrangements’, and
    • where relevant, the words, ‘these units/modules have been delivered and assessed in <insert language> followed by a listing of the relevant units/modules.
  • 3. RTOs must not include the learner’s Student Identifier on the testamur consistent with the Student Identifiers Act 2014.
  • 4. RTOs will:
     
    • retain registers of AQF qualifications they are authorised to issue and of all AQF qualifications issued
    • retain records of AQF certification documentation issued for a period of 30 years, and
    • provide reports of Records of qualifications issued to its VET Regulator on a regular basis as determined by the VET Regulator.

Issuing Statements of Attainment

  • 5. RTOs must include the following information on a statement of attainment:
     
    • the name, National RTO Code and logo of the issuing organisation
    • a list of units of competency (or modules where no units of competency exist) showing their full title and the national code for each unit of competency
    • the authorised signatory
    • the NRT Logo
    • the issuing organisation’s seal, corporate identifier or unique watermark
    • the words ‘A statement of attainment is issued by a Registered Training Organisation when an individual has completed one or more accredited units’
  • 6. The following elements are to be included on the statement of attainment as applicable:
     
    • the State/Territory Training Authority logo (only where use of the logo is directed by State/ Territory Training Authorities)
    • the words ‘These competencies form part of [code and title of qualification(s)/course(s)]’
    • the words, ‘These competencies were attained in completion of [code] course in [full title]’, and
    • where relevant, the words, ‘these units / modules have been delivered and assessed in <insert language>’ followed by a listing of the relevant units/modules.
  • 7. RTOs must not include the learner’s Student Identifier on the statement of attainment consistent with the Student Identifier Act 2014.
  • 8. RTOs will:
     
    • maintain registers of all statements of attainments issued
    • retain records of statements of attainment issued for a period of 30 years, and
    • provide reports of its records of statements of attainment issued to its VET Regulator on a regular basis, as determined by the VET Regulator.

SCHEDULE 6

Requirements for protecting fees prepaid by individual learners, or prospective learners, for services.

These requirements do not override obligations and requirements of the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (Cth).

TYPE OF RTO: Government entity or an Australian university

REQUIREMENT

The RTO implements a policy addressing learner fee protection arrangements. This policy details how, if the RTO is unable to provide services for which the learner has prepaid, the learner will:

  • be placed into an equivalent course such that:
     
    • the new location is suitable to the learner, and
    • the learner receives the full services for which they have prepaid at no additional cost to the learner or
  • be paid a refund of any prepaid fees for services yet to be delivered above the threshold prepaid fee amount.

TYPE OF RTO: All other RTOs

REQUIREMENT

The RTO addresses learner fee protection by implementing one or more of the following arrangements:

  • 1. The RTO holds an unconditional financial guarantee from a bank operating in Australia where:
     
    • the guarantee is for an amount no less than the total amount of prepaid fees held by the RTO in excess of the threshold prepaid fee amount for each learner for services to be provided by the RTO to those learners, and
    • all establishment and ongoing maintenance costs for the bank guarantee are met by the RTO.
  • 2. The RTO holds current membership of a Tuition Assurance Scheme approved by its VET Regulator which, if the RTO is unable to provide services for which the learner has prepaid, must ensure:
    • the learner will be placed into an equivalent course such that:
       
      • the new location is geographically close to where the learner had been enrolled, and
      • the learner receives the full services for which they have prepaid at no additional cost to the learner or
    • if an equivalent course cannot be found, the learner is paid a refund of any prepaid fees for services yet to be delivered above the threshold prepaid fee amount.
  • 3. Any other fee protection measure approved by the VET Regulator.