The following information and resources have been developed by the QCAA to help Queensland school RTOs. QCAA samples are examples only. School RTOs are not required to use them, and may use any system that meets current requirements. Other organisations wanting to use QCAA materials must obtain permission as stated in the copyright notice.
National VET requirements are different to Queensland teaching requirements. Queensland school RTOs must comply with the VET Quality Framework (VQF). These are requirements in addition to those of Education Queensland and the Non-State School Accreditation Board. The VET Quality Framework is a legislated environment. Queensland school RTOs must meet the requirements of the VQF to remain registered to deliver nationally accredited training.
More information regarding trainer and assessor requirements is available on the Trainers and assessors webpage. More information regarding assessment in VET is available on the Training and assessment templates webpage.
National Training Packages
Training.gov.au (TGA) is the National database on VET in Australia. TGA is the official register of information on Training Packages, Qualifications, Courses, Units of Competency and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). Training Packages provide detail regarding qualifications as well as guidance regarding resource requirements and assessment guidelines.
Essential standards for continuing registration
It is a requirement of the standards that the RTO provides quality training and assessment across all of its operations. The standards outline specific detail regarding this related to:
- training and assessment strategies (including the need for them to be developed through effective consultation with industry);
- facilities, equipment and resources (including the need for them to be developed through effective consultation with industry);
- trainer and assessor requirements (outlining national requirements which are beyond teaching requirements); and
- assessment (outlining national requirements).
More information regarding meeting these requirements is available on the other training and assessment webpages.
Quality training and assessment
Assessment in VET means the process of collection evidence and making judgements on whether competence is achieved. Competency is the consistent application of knowledge and skill to the standard of performance required in the workplace (as expressed in the Training Package). It embodies the ability to transfer and apply skills and knowledge to new situations and environments.
More information regarding assessment in VET is available on the Training and assessment templates webpage.
It is a requirement of the standards that the RTO collect, analyse and act on relevant data for continuous improvement of training and assessment. Continuous improvement processes refer to the continual enhancement of an RTO’s performance so that it continues to meet the changing needs of clients and industry. Continuous improvement does not relate to actions to achieve compliance.
Last reviewed: 1 July 2014