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Assessment Tools

An ‘assessment tool’ is defined as both “the instrument(s) and procedures used to gather and interpret evidence of competence”.

Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)

The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) is a tool which assists both specialist and non-specialist English language, literacy and numeracy practitioners describe an individual’s performance in the five core skills of learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy.

Funding Arrangements

Knowing what qualifications are listed for funding contracts, and what threshold amounts are, is vital when looking to secure this type of income stream for your RTO.

Records Management

Records management is an important activity in an RTO as it ensures that records are created, stored securely and preserved for as long as they are needed.

Reasonable Adjustment

RTOs have an obligation to assist learners who may need some flexibility in training and assessment so that their individual needs can be met.

Fees and Refunds

All RTOs must be explicit about their policies for collecting fees from students, and the conditions under which refunds may be issued.

VET Basics

‘VET basics’ takes a simple approach to explain the fundamental elements of VET.

Quality Indicators

All RTOs need to report annually on their performance against Quality Indicators.

Assessment Systems

Strategies, practices, policies and procedures combine to make up an RTO’s assessment system.

Victorian Registration & Qualifications Authority (VRQA)

The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) is the body responsible for regulating RTOs in Victoria.

Training Package Development

When Training Packages are developed and/or maintained, various organisations are involved in the process to ensure occupational skills are delivered to the particular standards required by specific industries.

Skill Sets and Microcredentials

Skill Sets are a single Unit of Competency or combinations of Units of Competency from an endorsed Training Package, which link to a licensing or regulatory requirement, or a defined industry need or job role. Micro-credentials are small, certification-style courses that focus on a particular area of study to hone proficiency over the shortest possible time.

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