Updates to the new 2020 BSB Training Package

Updates to the new 2020 BSB Training Package

There have been some significant changes in the BSB training package that affects most of the qualifications and units in the training package. Being one of the most in-demand areas of training, the new BSB training package update means most RTOs and students will be affected. 

The update has added new components, as well as superseded others. The BSB Training Package Version 7.0 includes 20 new units along with a major reduction of seven units from the previous version. This means a lot of RTOs will need to reapply for scope registration as many popular qualifications will no longer be equivalent.  

Qualification guide to the new BSB Training Package 

The Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) endorsed updates to 33 qualifications. This move was made to streamline the training package and consolidate many qualifications.  

Here is a list of the updated qualifications: 

  • BSB80120 Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) 
  • BSB80220 Graduate Diploma of Portfolio Management 
  • BSB80320 Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership 

The following qualifications will be deleted once the changes are in place this coming October: 

  • BSB30515 Certificate III in Business Administration (International Education) 
  • BSB30615 Certificate III in International Trade 
  • BSB40715 Certificate IV in Franchising 
  • BSB40915 Certificate IV in Governance 
  • BSB50515 Diploma of Franchising 
  • BSB52318 Diploma of Governance 
  • BSB80315 Graduate Certificate in Leadership Diversity 

The changes mostly affect the Business stream with only just seven qualifications left from its previous 29. Specialised areas are affected by the update, as well. For the full scope of changes, check out training.gov.au 

Unit guide to the new BSB Training Package 

There are 20 new units of competency that will be released in the updated services package which are: 

  • BSBCMM412 Lead difficult conversations 
  • BSBCNV616 Comply with tax obligations in a conveyancing transaction 
  • BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving 
  • BSBFIN502 Manage financial compliance 
  • BSBINS502 Coordinate data management 
  • BSBINS515 Participate in archiving activities 
  • BSBINS516 Undertake cataloguing activities 
  • BSBLEG425 Apply principles of legal project management 
  • BSBLEG531 Apply legal principles in administrative law matters 
  • BSBLEG533 Support alternative dispute resolution processes 
  • BSBLEG534 Take instructions in a legal services environment 
  • BSBMKG628 Lead organisational public relations 
  • BSBOPS302 Identify business risk 
  • BSBOPS306 Record stakeholder interactions 
  • BSBPMG541 Manage complex projects 
  • BSBSUS412 Develop and implement workplace sustainability plans 
  • BSBSUS413 Evaluate and report on workplace sustainability 
  • BSBTEC203 Research using the internet 
  • BSBTEC601 Review organisational digital strategy 
  • BSBTWK601 Develop and maintain strategic business networks 

Skillset guide to the new BSB Training Package 

Another big change for BSB Training Package Version 7.0 is the additional skill sets along with the 283 units of competency that will be updatedThe following are the new skill sets created for the update: 

  • BSBSS00095 Lead Auditor Skill Set  
  • BSBSS00111 Human Resources Advisor Skill Set 
  • BSBSS00096 Innovation Practice Skill Set  
  • BSBSS00112 Workplace Technology Skill Set 
  • BSBSS00097 Innovation Leadership Skill Set  
  • BSBSS00113 Digital Business Administration Skill Set 
  • BSBSS00098 Marketing Foundations Skill Set  
  • BSBSS00114 Organisational Governance Skill Set 
  • BSBSS00099 Communications and Public Relations Foundations Skill Set  
  • BSBSS00115 Copyright Management Skill Set 
  • BSBSS00100 Business Operations Support Skill Set  
  • BSBSS00116 Campaign Management Skill Set 
  • BSBSS00101 Business Operations Management Skill Set  
  • BSBSS00117 Diversity and Inclusion Skill Set 
  • BSBSS00102 Micro Business Skill Set  
  • BSBSS00118 Procurement Manager Skill Set 
  • BSBSS00103 New Business Ventures Skill Set  
  • BSBSS00119 Customer Service Skill Set 
  • BSBSS00104 Small Business Management Skill Set  
  • BSBSS00120 Administrative Assistant Skill Set 
  • BSBSS00105 Human Resources Foundations Skill Set  
  • BSBSS00121 Medical Administration Skill Set 
  • BSBSS00106 Introduction to Paralegal Services Skill Set  
  • BSBSS00122 Compliance Skill Set 
  • BSBSS00107 Marketing and Communication Foundations Skill Set  
  • BSBSS00123 Records and Information Management Skill Set 
  • BSBSS00108 Marketing and Communication Skill Set  
  • BSBSS00124 Workplace IT Foundations Skill Set 
  • BSBSS00109 Introduction to Team Management Skill Set  
  • BSBSS00125 Workplace Foundations Skill Set 
  • BSBSS00110 Business Development Skill Set 

RTOs need to take note of these changes and make sure they have a plan moving forward. 

Word of advice for RTOs 

The best way for RTOs to keep up with the changes is to get the best RTO resources for sale out there. Students are always looking for ways to maximise their time and money, so you need to make sure your RTO is their best option. Now is the best time to secure your training resources to give yourself enough time to prepare for these upcoming changes. 

Get on top of these updates—pre-order your BSB Training Packages now at 25% OFF! 

With so many changes, updates, and superseding courses, it is best to act as soon as possible and stay ahead of the competition. If you order now, you will have plenty of time to redevelop your training strategy, prepare your application, and submit them after the qualifications are released to the national register mid-October of 2020. 

Give us a call today to pre-order the new 2020 BSB training package and receive a 25% discount while these training materials are on pre-order. Contact us at 1300 626 556 / +617 3036 1283. Or send your enquiries to contact@precisiongroup.com.au.  

Get Ready for these New RII Training Package Updates

The NEW RII Training Package Is Coming: Here’s What You Should Know

Feedback for the final draft of the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package Version 5.0 has just ended, and it seems RTOs can expect significant changes in the new update.   

The update includes changes in the qualifications and units of competencies in the Extractive, Metalliferous Mining, New and Emerging Technology, and Civil Construction projects.  

All said projects, except New and Emerging Technology, have new and updated Qualifications.  

What Major Changes Can You Expect from the New RII Training Package?

In the final draft released by PwC’s Skills for Australia, the proposed changes reflect the massive need to address the gaps in the RII training products.  

Some of the major changes are:  

  • There is a total of 21 new qualifications and over a hundred* new units between the Extractive, Metalliferous Mining, New and Emerging Technology, and Civil Construction projects.  
  • Research and consultation carried out by Skills for Australia were used to establish the Case for Change. The AISC endorsed it on behalf of the Civil Infrastructure IRC in August 2019.  
  • The final draft of training products will be provided to the Civil Infrastructure IRC for endorsement and submission to the AISC in October 2020.  

Here is a list of the new and updated qualifications that you can expect:

New Resources and Infrastructure Industry – RII Qualifications

 

Qualification CodeQualification Name
RII20220 Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations
RII30120 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations
RII40120 Certificate IV in Surface Extraction Operations
RII50120 Diploma of Surface Operations Management
RII60220 Advanced Diploma of Extractive Industries Management
RII20420 Certificate II in Underground Metalliferous Mining
RII20520 Certificate II in Resource Processing
RII30320 Certificate III in Underground Metalliferous Mining
RII30420 Certificate III in Resource Processing
RII40320 Certificate IV in Underground Metalliferous Mining Operations
RII40520 Certificate IV in Resource Processing
RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction
RII30820 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction
RII31220 Certificate III in Civil Foundations
RII40720 Certificate IV in Civil Construction
RII40820 Certificate IV in Civil Construction Design
RII50420 Diploma of Civil Construction Management
RII50520 Diploma of Civil Construction Design
RII60520 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design
RII60620 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction

What Should My RTO Keep in Mind?  

If you are currently offering courses in the RII training package, then note that now is the best time to update your course materials and add new courses to scope. You should secure new 2020 RII training ASAP so you can be one of the first to market the new qualifications.  

Remember, being the first to market will help your RTO get ahead of the competition. Students will always want to enroll in the latest training courses, so it pays to be ready to deliver the courses ASAP.  

What Can My RTO Do?  

Stay tuned for more news on the RII training package and prepare for any changes that may affect your courses. You may consult industry experts to help your RTO develop a development or training delivery strategy.  

Have plans to market and deliver the 2020 RII Qualifications or units? Be sure to get course materials with training and compliance features built into them since it will be a big help during audits!  

If you want to save on development costs and time, and be one of the first RTOs to market with the updated qualifications and units, then don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1300 808 480 or enquire at enquire@rtolearningmaterials.com.au. This opportunity may be what you need to get ahead of the competition!  

 

*Please refer to official announcements for an updated list of units. 

RTOs to Benefit From Federal Government’s $1 Billion JobTrainer Program

The new $1B JobTrainer Program is set to subsidise training and wages for young Australians and create over 340,000 new training spaces 

The Federal Government has revealed the new JobTrainr skills investment package which will focus on training or re-skilling job hunters across a wide range of industries. The billion-dollar program aims to subsidise training for over 340,000 Australians entering the workforce.

Commenting about the program, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said “COVID-19 is unprecedented but I want Australians to be ready for the sorts of jobs that will come as we build back and recover.”

Consequently, the program will subsidise training for what the National Skills Commission deems as “high-growth areas.”

What is the JobTrainer Program?

The nation-wide program is part of the “Job” series of programs which includes JobSeekerJobKeeper, and JobMaker. The program will get $500M from the Federal Government to provide training for school leavers and those struggling to find work amid COVID-19. Further, States and Territories will match the $500M that is being allocated to provide free training, inflating the cash pool for training subsidies to $1B. 

It is understood the program will lead to short courses like Certificate III, Certificate IV, and Diplomas being fully-subsidised (or nearly fully-subsidised) by the government. This is good news for Registered Training Organisations and TAFEs who offer these levels of courses.

Will Jobtrainer Affect Your RTO?

Yes, it is expected that the program will subsidise training for a massive range of short courses being offered by private providers like RTOs and TAFEs.

The subsidy will cover short courses in the fields of individual support, building and construction, transport and logisticsinformation and communications, health, manufacturing, retail, and other massive industries.

What Particular Courses Being Offered By My RTO Will Be Covered?

This will depend on what the NSC deems as areas of high demand. As of writing, they are yet to identify which particular skills shortages would make an impact to Australia’s economic recovery.

The NSC will be working with the states to identify what the “target areas” are.

What States and Territories Will Be Covered by JobTrainer?

All States and Territories will be participating in the Program. This is a breakdown of the training spaces to be made available per state and territory:

StatesApproximate number of places
NSW108,600
Vic88,900
Qld68,500
WA35,200
SA23,500
Tas7,100
ACT5,700
NT3,200
Total340,700

Will the JobTrainer Scheme Affect Current Trainees or Apprentices?

Trainees and apprentices that are currently employed will get wage subsidies instead.

This comes after the Federal Government announced another $1.5B investment in skills on top of its initial $1.3B stimulus package to make sure apprentices kept their jobs.

This is a developing story and will be updated in the future. Follow our social media accounts to get more latest news on the VET industry.

Preparing for your Annual Declaration on Compliance? Here Are Some Tips

IMPORTANT: In light of COVID-19, the Annual Declaration of Compliance deadline has been extended from 31 March to 30 April 2020

The submission of the Annual Declaration on Compliance is a critical and necessary requirement for all Registered Training Organisations, and the information you’ll provide in the declaration is a requirement of clause 8.4 of the Standards for RTOs 2015.

No doubt most RTOs are either preparing for their submissions or have already sent it. After all, this is an essential requirement, and the deadline is only until March 31, 2020.

If you haven’t sent in your submission yet, don’t worry! There’s still time to help your RTO meet its compliance requirements!

How Can I Prepare for my Annual Declaration on Compliance?

Taking regular self-assessments will prepare you for your annual declarations and audits. Your RTO should take systematic self-assessments to identify areas where taking rectifying actions is necessary and to establish evidence of compliance with the Standards.

Taking systematic self-assessments will also help your organisation look into its practices and processes to identify ways to achieve optimal outcomes for your students.

You can use ASQA’s Self-Assessment Tool to identify areas of improvement and determine the actions needed to improve compliance.

What Can I Do to Improve Compliance?

After looking into areas of improvement, you should take rectifying actions. You should note that the most common compliance issue with RTOs is in the area of Training and Assessment.

Since the area of training and assessment is a big hurdle for many RTOs, it is in your best interest to invest in quality RTO training materials that are clear and comprehensive. Investing in the right RTO training resources will help ensure that you’re ahead of the competition and are meeting your compliance requirements. This is especially true now that competitive RTOs are looking for ways to upgrade their training resources to support more flexible training options [this is a necessity in light of recent events like the COVID-19 outbreak].

Enquire about quality training and assessment materials now to support your RTO’s compliance and business continuity!

If the scope of your RTO’s non-compliance covers more than your RTO training and assessment materials, then you can consider getting expert advice.

Should I Get Expert Advice From RTO Consulting Services Providers?

If you have other concerns or if you and your team want to be more confident in audits or the Annual Declaration on Compliance, then you should consider an RTO consulting service provider. Get in touch with us now so we can refer an RTO consultant that will help you with your RTOs needs!