Monday, July 13, 2015

Can innovation and compliance coexist?

One of the joys of working with other RTO’s is the opportunity to meet innovative and inspiring people. This month I’ve had the pleasure of working with a couple who are tackling training innovation head on whilst keeping their RTO status. They are identifying training shortfalls, accrediting new courses and bringing new product into the marketplace, to meet that gap. 
Last week we discussed opportunities for using Skillets as a framework for industry short courses and value adding to other Qualifications. 
Agile response to industry requirements can occur within the AQF and NVR Standards when you apply a little ingenuity. With the advent of skillsets the opportunity to create accredited short courses and industry responsive programs has never been greater. 
Why not deliver a skill set with added non-accredited elements? Package it up as a Short Course, award the statements of attainment for the units and award an overall Certificate of Attendance for the course.
Write your own course and get it accredited. All the information and templates are available for download on the ASQA site for writing and accrediting a course.  You can include units of competency from other qualifications and shape the new course to meet your industry partners requirements. You'd be having to do the TAS and mapping for any Qualification you offer anyway, so why not tailor one to suit your market?