Institute announcements



Institute Christmas to New Year Closure Period


21 December 2016

Dear valued clients and students, The Institute will be closed for the Christmas to New Year period from 22 Dec 2016 through to 6 Jan 2017 inclusive. From all the Institute staff, we wish you a happy and safe festive period and look forward to the new year.


New qualifications available for enrolment at the Institute


09 November 2015

The following qualifications are available for enrolment:

BSB Training Package



TAE10 Training Package



FNS Training Package




New qualifications to be added to Institute scope


08 September 2015

The Institute will be adding the following qualifications to scope soon and will make the announcement when they are available for enrolment:

BSB Training Package



TAE10 Training Package



FNS Training Package




Institute website scheduled maintenance: 31st Aug to 25th Sept


29 August 2015

The Institute website is undergoing a major maintenance and revamp schedule which should be completed on the 11th September 2015. We apologise for an inconvenience.

"...We are looking at launching a new PHP based site that is easier to maintain with significantly faster load times, caters to online enrolment submissions and is mobile device friendly..." noted Christopher Loo

"...The current site is clunky and bulky and just needs streamlining in terms of content as well as with backend coding and functioning to give both a better client experience and less work in terms of maintenance..."

Please be patient during this period as some pages will be offline. If you have any queries about our qualifications, short courses or business servives, and cannot find the information due to the scheduled maintenance, please contact the Institute on

T: 1300 134 137 or
E: enquiries@anitad.edu.au

Link(s)
Watch this space - Institute Home Page


New qualifications at the Institute now available for Semester 1, 2014


22 January 2014

New qualifications and associated units are now available in semester 1 2014. Qualifications can be undertaken through external full-time or part-time enrolment as well as face to face delivery workshops. Businesses and organisations should enquire with the Institute for staff training.

New qualifications are:

CHC10108 Certificate I in Work Preparation
BSB30412 Certificate III in Business Administration
BSB40407 Certificate IV in Small business management
BSB40507 Certificate IV in Business Administration
FNS40611 Certificate IV in Accounting
BSB50407 Diploma of Business Administration
FNS50210 Diploma of Accounting



New qualifications at the Institute for Semester 1, 2014


11 January 2014

New qualifications and associated units will be available in semester 1 2014. Submitted late last year for registration, qualifications are expected to be available in early Feb 2014. Qualifications can be undertaken through external full-time or part-time enrolment as well as face to face delivery workshops. Businesses and organisations should enquire with the Institute for staff training.

New qualifications include:

CHC10108 Certificate I in Work Preparation
BSB30412 Certificate III in Business Administration
BSB40407 Certificate IV in Small business management
BSB40507 Certificate IV in Business Administration
FNS40611 Certificate IV in Accounting
BSB50407 Diploma of Business Administration
FNS50210 Diploma of Accounting



Institute Semester 1, 2014


07 January 2014

Institute staff wish all our clients and students a warm and happy new year. 6 Jan 2014 marks the start of semester 1.


Institute Christmas and new year break period


20 December 2013

The Institute will be closed from the 20 Dec 2013 and will reopen on the 6 Jan 2014. Institute staff wish all clients and students a safe and happy holiday period and look forward to working with you in the new year.


CETI: new education and training initiative


04 July 2013

Cooperative Education and Training Initiative (CETI)




Along with two other education and training organisations, Image Power Australia PTY LTD and Total Development Australia PTY LTD, the Australian National Institute for Training and Development has founded the Cooperative Education and Training IInitiative that delivers a significantly wider education and training scope to the client base. The Initiative is steered by a four member board: Dr. Christopher Lew, Natalia Josephs, Philip Dhu and Kyle Lister.

Clients will benefit from seven programs:

Program 1: Nationally Accredited Qualifications
Program 2: Work Ready
Program 3: Indigenous Employment and Development Initiative
Program 4: Catalyst
Program 5: Professional Development Short Courses
Program 6: Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS)
Program 7: Professional Business Services

  Learn more



WA Training providers forum 2013


28 May 2013

17-18 Jun 2013
Crown Perth (formerly the Burswood Entertainment Complex)


Training Providers Forum is Western Australia's leading Forum on Training and Workforce Development.

This two day conference and exhibition will provide the latest updates on training and workforce development and showcase examples of innovation and good practice. This is a great professional development and networking opportunity for all training professionals.

The Forum program will focus on Sustainability, Technology and Innovation in Training and promises to be engaging and enlightening!

Reference: VETinfonet



New Diploma additions to Institute scope


02 May 2013

Three new Diplomas have been submitted for registration and will be added to the Institute delivery scope in about 8 weeks (mid-late June) depending on proficency of the ASQA registration process. Currently, ASQA has about an 8 week backlog of processing of new scope additions. These diplomas are:


Qualifications upgraded on scope include:


  Qualifications and short courses



New 2012 Institute client guide


30 July 2012

The new 2012 Institute client guide is now available. The guide now incorporates information about all Institute qualifications.

  Institute client guide


Institute offers Bookkeeping qualification


1 July 2012

The Australian National Institute for Training and Development now offers a nationally accredited qualification FNS40211 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping. Enrol now:
See Qualifications and Courses

FNS40211 Cert IV in Bookkeeping





News: vocational education and training industry



Register now for ASQA’s 2017 Training Provider Briefings


01 Mar 2017

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) will host its annual Training Provider Briefing Sessions across Australia from late April.

A total of 24 sessions will be held in 13 locations across Australia. ASQA will also host three online sessions to ensure that all providers, including those from rural areas, can attend.

The briefings will include a range of topics and offer those working in the VET sector a chance to learn more about ASQA’s current regulatory strategies and priorities. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask senior ASQA officers your questions.

The key focus of this year’s sessions will be ASQA’s student-centred audit approach and what this means for training providers.

The sessions will also discuss common areas of non-compliance including:


Link(s)
ASQA



New Institute partnership with Ri'ziliens PTY LTD


09 December 2015

The Institute is proud to announce that it has formally partnered with Ri'ziliens, a Perth based company that delivers professional corporate training in crisis and emergency response through its Crisis and Emergency Management course. Ri'ziliens also provides services in the areas of:


Ri'ziliens is led by Andrew Della-Vedova DSM and David Borrill - two skilled business resilience consultants with broad experience of operational leadership and commercial service delivery of crisis management, emergency management and business continuity management consulting across all industries and in over 30 countries. Both have a solid blend of military resilience skill sets and hands on industry experience in analysis, system development and training that ensures first class and proven project outcomes.

The Institutes Business manager Christopher Loo noted "..It has been a pleasure working with Andrew and David to get this agreement up and I and the Institute Board and operational team are very much looking forward to working productively with Ri'ziliens. It is also a privilege to be working with Andrew and David who have served the Commonwealth in the line of duty and now bring their experience and expertise to organisations..."

The Ri'ziliens Crisis and Emergency Management course consists of the following:


Link(s)
Ri'ziliens
Ri'ziliens Capability Statement



Department of Training and Workforce Development - Training Matters Magazine, Nov 2015


04 December 2015

Magazine release in the link below

Link(s)
Download Training Matters Magazine - Nov 2015



Unscheduled telephone outage at the Institute


03 December 2015, 7:20AM

Unfortunately, the Institute is currently experiencing an unscheduled outage to its telephone services which should hopefully be resolved this morning by technicians. Please contact the Institute by email through: enquiries@anitad.edu.au. We apologise for the inconvenience and expect services to return at 09:30AM WST.

Institute Adminsitration



ASQA November 2015 newsletter


20 November 2015

Newsletter release in the link below

Link(s)
Download newsletter - Nov 2015



NCVER releases Total VET activity data


11 November 2015

Total VET activity (TVA) data provides, for the first time, an estimate of the extent and nature of all accredited vocational education and training (VET) delivered in 2014 by Australian training providers. Information is now collected from all types of providers and not only those in receipt of Commonwealth or state funding. Information is provided on the number of training providers, students, enrolments in programs, enrolments in subjects, hours of delivery and program completions.

The data cover the accredited training delivered by 4601 Australian providers, including registered training organisations (RTOs) and non-registered training organisations (such as community education providers and schools).

Link(s)
NCVER home



NCVER Youtube video


Unscrupulous colleges rort VET FEE HELP: $3bn blow to taxpayers as colleges ‘profiteer’


27 October 2015

Private training colleges have profiteered at public expense, tripling tuition fees in three years and lumping taxpayers with a ballooning $3 billion bill for student loans.

The training industry said yesterday it could not justify the price rises, and demanded the Turnbull government regulate tuition fees to prevent rorting.

Official data reveals the average tuition fee for an information technology diploma soared from $2779 in 2011 to $18,735 last year. Colleges are charging students an average of $15,493 for a diploma of business management that cost $4623 in 2011.

Business courses, including dip­lomas in hair salon management and training for “fitness business professionals’’, account for half the $1.7bn students borrowed for vocational training courses last year.

Across all fields, the average tuition fee for a vocational training diploma has tripled from $4814 to $12,308 in three years, the latest federal Education Department data shows.

The Australian Council for Private Education and Training, which represents private colleges, yesterday called for government regulation of prices. Council chief executive Rod Camm said the runaway price rises were “impossible to defend’’.

“Those sorts of price rises are unprecedented and there is an ­element of profiteering,’’ he said.

“The government can’t just have a hands-off approach with price; it needs to help regulate that part of the market because this is not a pure market. I’d be a fool to say, ‘Everything’s fine, let the market resolve it’.’’

The Australian can reveal the federal Education Department has advised the government against capping student loans at $10,000 for training courses. The department concluded the cap would reduce public debt, but might force students to pay a “gap fee’’ to cover tuition costs. It also warned that a cap might drive up the price of low-cost courses.

Vocational Education and Skills Minister Luke Hartsuyker yesterday warned of “harsher measures’’ if legislation to take force next year failed to fix rampant rorting among private colleges. “We have shown we will act, and we will continue to act, where providers are set on exploiting students and taxpayers,’’ he said.

“Providers have been warned that further abuses are going to result in harsher measures.’’ He refused to say whether he was considering a limit on tuition fees or loan amounts.

The Australian revealed yesterday that taxpayers were lending about $1bn a year to students who failed to finish their training courses and were unlikely to repay the debt. Students borrow their tuition fees through the VET Fee-Help scheme, but do not have to repay any money until they earn more than $54,000 a year.

The Education Department has warned that enrolments have grown eight times faster than expected, and the escalating debt is “of concern fiscally’’. Students have borrowed $3.1bn for training courses since the Rudd government extended university student loans to cover vocational training diplomas in 2009.

The House of Representatives has yet to debate government legislation to crack down on fraud and student exploitation. The proposed new law, to start on January 1, would stop colleges from charging full fees upfront, give students a two-day cooling off period and require parental permission for under-18s to take out a student loan.

Colleges will have to ensure prospective students have the equivalent of a Year 12 qualification and possess the literacy and numeracy skills to finish a course.

The government has already banned colleges from promoting courses as “free’’ or using “free’’ laptops or other inducements to sign up to a course and loan.

In its regulation impact statement for the legislation, the Education Department says one-third of the growth in vocational training “is not delivering quality educational outcomes’’. It says online courses have contributed to the “disturbingly low completion rates’’ for training courses. Nearly half of all vocational courses are delivered online — with a completion rate of 7 per cent.

The Australian Skills Quality Authority yesterday revealed it had tried to deregister up to 150 colleges that managed to continue trading after winning legal appeals in the past four years.

ASQA chairman Chris Robinson said the colleges had appealed to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, which judged them on their current compliance with regulation rather than previous breaches. He said the colleges ­continued trading, and subsequent audits found continued non-compliance.

He said the appeals process “gives people a lot of time to get their act together’’.

“We do follow up on cases like that and find they’re not compliant again,” he said. “The problem is some people are continually non-compliant and use the appeals process to stay in the system.’’

The Australian Education Union called on the government to halt privatisation of training and guarantee funding for government-run TAFE colleges. AEU federal TAFE secretary Pat Forward said TAFE colleges had lost a quarter of their funding in the past 10 years. She said “explosive growth” in VET Fee-Help debt was fuelling profits for private colleges and creating a “huge liability for taxpayers’’.

ASQA recently slapped registration conditions on eight big ­colleges because of concerns over enrolments and assessment.

The consumer watchdog has asked the Federal Court to order that Unique International College Pty Ltd repay $57m in taxpayer funding it received through VET Fee-Help loans.

The ACCC alleges the college gave out boxes of “free’’ laptops to lure illiterate and disabled indigenous students into taking out loans for $25,000 management courses. The college said it complied with regulations and would defend the ACCC action.

Natasha Bita (The Australian)

Link(s)
Meltwater news


Release of findings from VET FEE-HELP audit project


22 October 2015

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has today released the findings from its VET FEE-HELP audit project.

The project was launched in April after the authority recorded an increase in the number of complaints it had received against registered training organisations (RTOs) approved to participate in the VET FEE-HELP scheme.

Chief Commissioner Chris Robinson said the number of complaints received by ASQA pointed to a potential systemic issue and, as a result, the authority undertook 21 targeted audits and interviewed more than 400 students.

Link(s)
ASQA VET FEE HELP audit report


Training for Employment Scholarships pilot expanded nationally


6 October 2015

Businesses across Australia are being urged to tap into a newly expanded youth-focused pilot designed to help employers get their new, young staff job fit and work ready.

The funding available under Training for Employment Scholarships is designed to help local businesses meet the cost of providing further training to any young adult who has been newly employed.

Businesses with less than 200 employees that have hired an unemployed person aged 18 to 24 within the last three months, may be eligible for funding of up to $7,500 to fund job specific training under the scheme.

Eligible activities can include accredited courses (Certificate I and II), non-accredited training such as seminars, licences and tickets, as well as training to improve foundation skills such as reading, writing, numeracy or computer literacy.

The Training for Employment Scholarships is one of two pilot programmes available under the Youth Stream of the Australian Government’s $664 million Industry Skills Fund. Both the Training for Employment Scholarships and the Youth Employment Pathways initiatives have been expanded nationally until 30 June 2016.

Link(s)
Australian Government Business website


Advice via webinar for VET providers planning to deliver degrees


21 September 2015

Webinar date/time: Tue 20 Oct 2015, 11:30-12:30 AEDT

This webinar is for VET providers who might be exploring the addition of higher education delivery to their current suite of qualifications. In this webinar we will report on NCVER research undertaken in late 2013/early 2014 with six trail blazer VET providers who have made the transition to delivering associate degrees and bachelor degrees in their own right, as well as VET qualifications.

Questions asked included:
The six case study institutions were the Canberra Institute of Technology, Holmesglen Institute, Polytechnic West, TAFE SA, Tabor Adelaide and Think Education. Each provided open and frank responses that were the basis of the NCVER report, and will be shared in this webinar. Since these case studies were conducted, there have been further developments in funding arrangements in tertiary education (diplomas and above) that potentially will change again the position of VET providers in aspects of this market. These issues will also be discussed in the webinar.

The six case study institutions were the Canberra Institute of Technology, Holmesglen Institute, Polytechnic West, TAFE SA, Tabor Adelaide and Think Education. Each provided open and frank responses that were the basis of the NCVER report, and will be shared in this webinar. Since these case studies were conducted, there have been further developments in funding arrangements in tertiary education (diplomas and above) that potentially will change again the position of VET providers in aspects of this market. These issues will also be discussed in the webinar.

Presenters
Professor Victor J Callan (University of Queensland)
Dr Kaye Bowman (Bowman Consulting)

Reference link(s)
NCVER


ACPET close to signing a Memorandum of Co-operation with APTISI


24 August 2015

ACPET is pleased to announce that a Memorandum of Co-Operation with the Asosiasi Perguruan Tinggi Swasta Indonesia (APTISI) is imminent, a development which follows from the 2014 Asia Pacific International Education Forum held in Perth last August.

George Iwan Marantika, Chairman of International Relations APTISI and Professor Edy Suandi Hamid, President of APTISI, will lead a delegation of 38 Indonesian member institutions to Perth for the signing ceremony on Monday 7 September 2015.

ACPET member representatives are invited to attend a formal welcome reception for delegates and invited guests on the evening of Monday 7th September. The reception will provide a member networking opportunity with parliamentary representatives, departmental officials, ACPET and APTISI member institutions.

Link(s)
ACPET website


ASQA fact-sheet third party arrangements


12 August 2015

ASQA has published a fact sheet to assist RTOs to understand the third-party arrangements of the Standards for RTOs 2015.

The Fact sheet—third-party arrangements helps to clarify what constitutes a ‘third-party arrangement’ under the Standards, and provides guidance to RTOs that may help them to meet the requirements of the Standards.

Link(s)
ASQA 3rd part factsheet


ASQA online user guide to RTO standards


27 February 2015

ASQA has developed an online Standards Guide to assist RTOs to understand their obligations under the revised Standards for RTOs 2015.

Link(s)
ASQA online user guide to standards


Retitling of Vocational Graduate Diplomas and Vocational Graduate Certificates


16 January 2015

Full implementation of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) came into effect from 1 January 2015. This requires that Vocational Graduate Certificate (VGC) and Vocational Graduate Diploma (VGD) nomenclature no longer be used, specifically that the term ‘Vocational’ be omitted. This impacts on 39 Vocational Graduate Diplomas and Vocational Graduate Certificates.

Following agreement from all jurisdictions, Training.gov.au will remove the word ‘vocational’ from any existing qualifications so that existing Vocational Graduate Certificates and Vocational Graduate Diplomas can be retitled to Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas respectively. This will mean that these qualifications remain available to new learners from 1 January 2015.

For Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) with VGC or VGD on scope, these courses will need to be renamed as simply Graduate Certificates or Graduate Diplomas. Once the relevant training packages have been transitioned to meet the new training package standards, RTOs will be required as per usual practice and teach-out period requirements, to teach the new training package. In the meantime, RTOs should remove the term ‘Vocational’ from any courses advertised and from any testamurs issued from 1 January 2015. There will be no change to the qualification code or content.

For existing learners and holders of qualifications, the AQF implementation arrangements state that ‘…holders of Vocational Graduate Certificates and Vocational Graduate Diplomas are considered to hold, respectively, a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma’.

Reference(s)
ASQA


FAQs about the Standards for RTOs 2015


05 January 2015

ASQA has recently commenced publishing responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs) received at the information sessions held in November and December 2014. Read the first round of responses to FAQs from the information sessions   Here

Reference(s)
ASQA


Unique Student Identifier (USI) initiative for VET


30 October 2014

Access is now open to the USI Registry System - Training organisations and students can now access the USI Registry System to create USIs. For more information please visit:
http://www.usi.gov.au

The Australian National Institute for Training and Development is now asking all new and continuing students to apply for a USI.

A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a reference number made up of numbers and letters that gives students access to their USI account. A USI will allow an individual's USI account to be linked to the National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Data Collection allowing an individual to see all of their training results from all providers including all completed training units and qualifications.

The USI will make it easier for students to find and collate their VET achievements into a single authenticated transcript. It will also ensure that students' VET records are not lost.

The USI will be is available online and at no cost to the student. This USI will stay with the student for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is completed from when the USI comes into effect on 1 January 2015.

Reference(s)
Australian Government, Dept Industry - USI


Delegating regulatory responsibility to RTOs


19 September 2014

At the National VET Conference in Brisbane on 11 September 2014, Minister for Industry, the Hon Ian Macfarlane MP outlined the action he is taking to put industry and employers in the driver’s seat of the VET sector and to refocus the training system on delivering outcomes.

The Australian Government is working with industry to boost national productivity and competitiveness. At the heart of the Government’s Competitiveness Agenda is the need to invigorate Australian businesses. Strong businesses create jobs. But to be strong, Australian businesses must have access to the skilled workforce they need to turn good ideas into great commercial outcomes.

Reference(s)
Dept Industry: VET reform


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