If said slowly and quietly it doesn’t sounds so frightening, does it?
The pressure is building and there seems to be an air of concern bubbling away in the background. The Cooperative for the industry keep mentioning it with following posts of trauma recall, but really does it mean the end of training as we know it. Is it just a phase or does it as its purpose tells us assist RTO’s with “Continuous Improvement?
Training evolves out of a need, then agreed outcomes, resources, assessment, feedback, reflection and review and finally reasonable adjustment and improvement. A natural occurence, and an audit is like having your teeth checked at the dentists. The thought is usually worse than the act. Even the noise of the dentist’s drill seems preferrable to the audit process, yet as with the dentist you only need the drill, the injection and the filling if there is a problem.
The Audit process forces RTO’s to focus on their core business and the standards that are required to apply for and maintain their registration. The auditors are people too and really do they want to shut down an RTO with jobs and businesses under threat if they can see reasonable effort is being given over to Improvement. I think that would be unlikely, are they looking for RTO’s not doing the right thing most definitely. Will they find things wrong, if they look hard enough. I would expect to see areas that would need attention in almost all RTO’s.
I am looking forward to the auditors comments on my efforts and showing me how to comply with the RTO’s requirements. Do I want it tomorrow? Probably not, but I can show reasonable efforts and given time and resources to complete the process as far as possible, most RTO’s would want to comply and it helps to really understand the training, you deliver, resources you use and the outcomes that we need to achieve to be successful and comply with our responsibilities.
What do you think? I would like to hear from you. Cheers Rob