July 25 2014 – smallprint July 2014 newsletter

Welcome to the NEW smallprint newsletter

We have a NEW look, a NEW assessment model and a NEW editable assessment tool. We are proud of our new branding and hope it has impressed. We have a new website and newsletter format, as well as a YouTube channel, Twitter account and LinkedIn company page. We will be using social media to announce our latest product releases, as well as post industry and company news, so please connect with us to keep informed. The past month has flown by with the introduction of our improved assessment model. We hit the road, running roadshows in each mainland capital city and have been conducting weekly webinars to spread the word on all things new with smallprint. For those of you who have yet to hear about our NEW assessment model, it includes:
  • new observation checklists and supplementary evidence gathering tools
  • clear instructions for all users
  • a new pre-assessment tool
  • larger font and more white space
Our NEW editable assessment tool allows you to edit assessments, which will be kept in your personal library and can be printed on order. For further information please sign up to our webinar on 30 July at 11am AEST.

Revised RTO and VET Regulator Standard draft released

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry, has released the revised Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Vocational Education and Training (VET) Regulator Standards for public consultation. Find out more

NCVER release students and courses statistics for 2013

This publication provides a snapshot of Australia’s publicly funded vocational education and training (VET) sector for 2013. State or territory training provider breakdowns of the data are available as Excel files. Access the report

Victorian Training Guarantee

  The Victorian Funded Courses Report 1 July 2014 lists all courses currently approved for government funding and the rate at which they will be funded per scheduled hour. smallprint resources support 152 qualifications across 10 training packages on the new July 2014 Victorian Training Guarantee Funded Courses Report. View qualifications list

Queensland Training Subsidies

  The Queensland Training Subsidies List identifies the qualifications that will attract a government subsidy from 1 July 2014 under the 2014-15 Annual VET Investment Plan smallprint resources support 70 qualifications across 10 training packages on the Queensland Training Subsidies List. View qualifications list

Smart and Skilled NSW

  Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW vocational education and training system. Entitlement to government subsidised training will be commencing from 1 January 2015. Applications for training providers to deliver training under Smart and Skilled are now open and will be closing 5pm Friday 8 August 2014. Find out more

New TGA Landing Page

Training.gov.au has a new landing page to make it easy for users to navigate to the information they require. Users are now given the option to be directed to the home page of Australian Apprenticeships, MySkills or the National Register of VET – training.gov.au. Visit training.gov.au

Introducing the ASQA Help Centre

ASQA have updated their website to include a new help centre and FAQ. A range of videos are also available that provide information on registration and compliance for RTOs. These videos can be viewed from their video centre and YouTube channel Find out more