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Update: The Annual Declaration has been extended from 31 March to 30 April 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many Registered Training Organisations are now either done with or preparing to submit their Annual Declaration of Compliance, a critical and mandatory requirement for all RTOs. As such, it is important for you to know how to successfully submit it.
So What is the Annual Declaration of Compliance?
Your Annual Declaration of Compliance is your RTO’s statement that it is compliant with the requirements set out by the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015. The declaration covers the entire scope of operations of your RTO, including ALL services provided on its behalf under third party agreements.
Since this is a requirement of clause 8.4 of the Standards for RTOs, your RTO must submit its declaration by the deadline on March 31, 2020. Failure to do so may result in regulatory action by ASQA.
How Can I Prepare For My Annual Declaration of Compliance?
Since the annual declaration requires you to monitor your RTO’s compliance with the Standards, you are advised to conduct regular self-assessments. Conducting systematic self-assessments will help you address issues your RTO may have with regards to its compliance requirements.
You may use your RTO’s Self-Assessment Tools or ASQA’s Self-Assessment Tools if you do not have a system in place to conduct regular assessments.
Further, if you are having problems relating to training delivery because of the recent events (i.e. bushfires and the Coronavirus outbreak) then you should consider shifting to online training delivery. This delivery method will help ensure your business continuity in times of crises.
What Should I Do To If I Think My RTO is Non-Compliant?
Your RTO should take steps to ensure that it meets its compliance requirements. You should consider getting professional advice from RTO consultancy service providers. If you think you need help from a consultancy, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us now so we could refer you to a consultancy for your needs.
Are your RTO Training Materials of High Quality?
Since your RTO’s Training and Assessment resources support your RTO’s training delivery strategy, it no doubt follows that high-quality materials will be able to help your RTO meet its training and assessment delivery compliance requirements.
Having high-quality training and assessment resources that went through rigorous validation and subject matter review processes is important for RTOs to meet their compliance requirements. If you want to have quality RTO resources that will help your RTO in delivering training and assessments for existing or new qualifications or units, then you may get in touch with us.
Enquire now for more information or a personal walkthrough, and to get the best price on your RTO training resources!
How Can I Submit My Annual Declaration of Compliance?
By now, ASQA would have sent you an email containing a unique URL to your RTO’s Annual Declaration of Compliance survey. Your RTO’s CEO is legally responsible for completing the form. If you receive a message confirming your submission when you click on the URL provided in the original ASQA email, then it means you have successfully sent through your submission!
What Should I Do If I Don’t Get An Email from ASQA?
Below are some of the problems that you may have encountered and their solutions:
Your contact details in asqanet is incorrect – update your email address or contact details in asqanet and contact the ASQA Info Line.
Email is in the junk or spam folder – check your junk or spam folder for the email sent by ASQA.
You have unsubscribed from receiving emails from ASQA – contact [email protected] so that ASQA may get you subscribed on their mailing list.
If you have found that none of these apply to your case, you can contact the ASQA Info Line.