It's the start of the 2019/2020 financial year, interest rates have been cut and the Morrison Government promises, "A world-class, modern and flexible vocational education and training (VET) system". Times are exciting for RTO Managers who want to grow their businesses and provide the best training possible. What are the top 5 things to do that will cost little and give more? Check out the top 5 here:
1. Attend a Training Provider Briefing
Unlike last year where RTO Managers and stakeholders could access these briefings online, they are all face-to-face this year, and have limited number of places available. We contacted ASQA to see if there would be a recording, but nothing has been organised so far. If you can't attend check out the following ways to get some information:
Use social media
- You can ascertain a fair bit by following this Twitter hashtag:
#ASQABriefing2019 Contact people that have posted within the stream that have attended and see if they can pass on any insights.
- Create a group to discuss topics of interest this could be an online gathering or a Facebook group.
- Contact your peers in the industry and see what info they can give you.
- In a recent ITEC article, ASQA have announced they will provide more support to RTOs in a drive for better communication. Read more in this article. Contact ASQA with the details below and find the remaining Training Provider briefings listed.
2. Plan your PD
There are lots of opportunities on the market for Professional Development from providers like Velg Training, Insources and VDC. They host workshops, online training and conferences throughout the year. If you sign up as a member to Velg Training you are entitled to a free PD session a month. There are also Consultants offering free support tools from anything and everything RTO related from finance, to marketing to compliance. Sign up for free webinars from Tamara Simon or the VET Gurus.
To help you get your PD planning underway, download this template.
3. Check up on Copyright Laws
In the VET sector the flow of information is extremely rapid and RTOs need to move fast. RTO Managers need to approve the use of information from a variety of sources, however, how do you ensure you are following Copyright Laws? ASQA recently published this post to help you: 5 Things RTOs Should Know About Copyright
4. Ensure your Training and Assessment Strategies are going to plan
"ASQA cannot teach providers specifically how to comply with the standards and cannot provide private rulings. This is because it is important for training providers to design tools and systems that meet their specific business needs and for each unique business to demonstrate to ASQA how the standards are being met." This is where the Training and Assessment Strategy comes in handy. It is a documented strategy that is tailored to your business and helps to support your compliance requirements.
To access a free template click here.
5. Invest in good tech
Now is the best time to plan your budget for the year. If you are not happy with your systems you can often snap up a good deal at year end and into the new financial year. Set aside some time to research tools out there that are designed to support your business type.
Check out this guide to choosing RTO software.
Contact us for more information.