BSB training package v7.0 explained

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The BSB training package has undergone a significant update with the release of v7.0. The updates reflect the need to align student outcomes to current and evolving best-practice, support regulatory compliance in an increasingly digital environment and reduce repetition throughout the BSB training package. The update also sees the introduction of transferable skill elective groups and specialisation streams embedded in qualifications.

Free resources for RTO compliance practitioners

Free resources for RTO compliance practitioners

A good checklist provides practical reminders of the most critical and important steps of a process that even the most skilled RTO compliance practitioner using them could miss. Use these free checklists to help your RTO meet its regulatory obligations by implementing them as part of your quality checking processes. We have designed them to reduce errors and rework so they save you time and money. They also ensure consistency and completeness in carrying out tasks. Feel free to share the links to the free downloads with staff in your RTO that are responsible for creating compliance documentation.

Training and Assessment Strategy Validation Checklist:

Use the Training and Assessment Strategy Validation Checklist to quality check your draft TAS’s before being approved or for reviews of your implemented TAS’s at regular intervals that determines their effectiveness in the organisation. Quality checking these key documents can provide early indicators of problems and ensure your RTO delivers products and services that meet your clients’ needs. You should validate your TAS’s at least annually to ensure that you identify improvements and changes you need to make to RTO processes. Remember to look at high risk courses such as those being delivered by third parties or contractors so you frequently monitor the quality and compliance of these arrangements.

Student File Review Checklist:

By implementing routine student file audits you can determine if your assessors (including third parties/contractors) are being consistent in their assessment practices. These reviews can complement your scheduled validation activities and target courses of on-going concern or high risk. The Student File Review Checklist provides you with the ability to focus on common issues or known areas of concern such as:

  • Ensuring assessors use correct and approved versions of assessment tools 
  • Verifying that all assessment tasks have been completed by learners
  • Confirming that assessors are keeping accurate and complete student records
  • Checking that your assessors are marking in line with benchmark answers and marking guides and issuing correct results

Trainer Assessor Profile Review Checklist: 

Compliance is a point in time status and most evidence contained in trainer and assessor files has an expiration date. Maintaining appropriate record keeping systems to routinely manage trainer and assessor profiles is a critical compliance consideration for VET providers. CEO’s can be assured that RTOs risk management, internal controls and governance processes are sound by implementing regular monitoring of your operations. By regularly checking that trainer and assessor records are up to date and sufficient you can monitor your staffs adherence to your policy / procedures and the overall system. Use this Trainer Assessor Profile Review Checklist to identify if your trainers and assessors evidence is compliant and complete.

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How to effectively deal with non-compliances in trainer and assessor files

Quick guide for determining the right amount of training in your TAS’s

Easy ways to determine if a trainer or assessor is vocationally competent

Five essential tips for evidencing trainers’ vocational currency

A quick way to deal with non-compliances in your assessments   

Four point checklist for compliant trainer and assessor profiles

Key benefits of conducting regular quality checks of your training and assessment strategies and practices

Five questions you should ask before engaging contract trainers and assessors

Cheat sheet for validating assessments prior to use  

Common compliance mistakes every RTO makes 

Four ways to ensure your RTO assessment practices are compliant 

Five steps to creating a compliant training and assessment strategy (TAS) 


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