Important note: if other parties are involved in obtaining the evidence, it is still up to the competency to be assessed. By standards, RT can offer training and evaluation services with other organizations (third parties), provide educational support services or recruit students. All services provided by third parties must be recorded in a written agreement (point 2.3). These agreements must be notified to the ASQA within 30 days (point 8.4) using the form provided here online. The use of other parties to collect and provide evidence in a compendium is different from a “co-evaluation” agreement in which an evaluator cooperates with another party to conduct the assessment. If you are wondering why an RTO would enter into a third-party agreement to deliver a course if the OTR has the course to its own extent, I will not analyze the many possible reasons for that decision. However, in all cases, the RTO partner must add value to the training product. It can be a specific location, know-how and/or resource, a market position, a training model, etc. RTO-to-RTO partnerships are always a valid alternative when it comes to providing students with quality training. Article 2.3.
The RTO ensures that the provision of these services is subject to a written agreement when services are provided on its behalf by a third party. RTOs are required to notify the TAC of all current agreements by third parties when the third-party RTO3 notification request form, available through the RTO portal, is searched. THE RTOs must notify the TAC at all times when they enter into a new agreement or terminate an agreement as described below. The following case studies are examples of NGOs that define strategies for monitoring existing third-party plans. Once the audits are complete, earthly Training works with its third-party provider to ensure that all necessary measures and improvements are implemented in a timely manner. While I agree with the Commissioner`s interpretation of the requirements, I believe that standards should be more prescriptive when they concern third parties. A simple clause stipulating that both parties must have the training product to be provided/assessed through their registration volume should be added to the RTO-to-RTO partnership condition. This could avoid some of the misinterpretations we have had in the past. Insources Group has developed a webinar that supports RTOs in the integration and management of third parties. OTRs must ensure that it is the RTO`s responsibility to ensure that all OV standards are met when services are provided by third parties on behalf of NGOs. `Fantastic Training` – provides SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness, which requires the delivery of basic HLTAID003 assistance. “Fantastic Training” decides to hire a RTO – “First Response Training” – from third parties, in order to provide first aid to its learners, because they are specialists in the region.