Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): An Explanation RPL is essentially an assessment process. When an applicant applies for RPL,  they are looking to receive credit for their relevant prior learning – formal, informal and non-formal. The RTO reviews the application and determines credit outcomes. RPL broadens access into formal learning. Credit Credit can be defined as a […]

National Skills Week 2016

National Skills Week is held to mobilise, inform and inspire Australians to seriously look at what VET has to offer in regard to obtaining skills that Industry needs. Vocational Education and Training (VET) is clearly one of the primary ways for students to access rewarding career pathways.  Nationally accredited qualifications, issued by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) can […]

Choosing the right VET Training Provider

There has been a lot of negative publicity about the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector in the media recently. Newspapers and TV have carried stories of unscrupulous practices where Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) recruit students who don’t not have the academic skills required to pass the course they sign up for, and use ‘tick […]

Queensland VET Update

The QCAA regularly puts out updates on the VET sector. The latest VET Update Newsletter can be found at Here is a summary: Regulatory Risk Framework In April this year, ASQA released a new Regulatory Risk Framework. It can be found at It is an attempt by ASQA to ensure VET sector quality […]

For On-line Trainers – Delivering a Successful Webinar

There is a lot of material available that focuses on how trainers can effectively communicate with learners. However, there is very little on the subject matter of how to be an effective virtual trainer. This blog article – hopefully in a small way – will address this dearth of information. This is particularly important, given […]

New evidence requirements—April 2016

From April 2016, RTOs will be need to meet additional evidence requirements if they want to add  TAE Training Package qualifications to scope. A list of TAE Training Package qualifications is as follows: TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training FILE […]