From the National Skills Standards Council (NSSC) website, 8 June:
On the 8th of June 2012 the Nationals Skills Standards Council (NSSC) commenced the review of the standards for the regulation of VET.
* The current standards for the regulation of VET have served their purpose in supporting the growth of a dynamic and diverse VET sector that has responded to industry needs for nationally recognised training and qualifications, and has provided access and opportunities to individual learners.
*The standards for the regulation of VET and the associated regulatory approach need to continue to evolve to ensure that current and future RTOs continue to deliver high quality training and assessment services thus ensuring that the reputation of the sector is maintained and that employers and industry continue to value the VET qualifications held by individual students and employees.
* While the NSSC acknowledges that the standards for the regulation of VET, in particular those for RTOs, have been amended a number of times over the past 5-10 years, it is considered timely that a broad ranging review occur, that considers the regulatory standards as a whole.
* The review is broad ranging and encompasses standards for Registered Training Organisations, Data, an VET Regulators. It will consider not just the content of the standards in isolation but importantly also how they are applied, implemented and interpreted in practice
Face to face consultations are being held with federal and state/territory governments, VET regulators, Industry Skill Councils, Peak Bodies and other stakeholders in June and July.
Click here to see full NSSC Review webpage.
AgriFood Skills Australia is making a submission and welcomes input from any industry and training stakeholders. There is a Feedback Form to assist. See contact below to request this.
In order to allow sufficient time to review and consolidate input, please provide your comments to Jeannie Cotterell by COB Friday 6 July 2012.
General Manager, Product Development and Implementation
Phone: 02 6163 7235
Mobile: 0459 981 293