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 them. After all, this is an essential requirement, and the deadline is only until 31 March 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 rectifying actions is necessary and 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 you’re ahead of the competition and meet 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. Contact us now so we can refer an RTO consultant to help you with your RTO needs!