This page aims to provide useful and topical information for RTOs delivering training to our industry.

RTO Training

RTO Training

Training for RTOs in TAELLN411 Unit – Adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

Why do you need this training?

There is a growing awareness that people need to develop their language, literacy and numeracy over the whole of their life.

To ensure that LLN skills are addressed in vocational education, changes are being made to the TAE10 Training Package. In future, all trainers working in the Australian VET system may need to have the skills and knowledge needed
to address LLN skills as part of their vocational training and assessment.

Qld Fitness Sport and Recreation Skills Alliance is partnering with Blueprint Career Development to provide a flexible training option for trainers to upgrade the LLN component of their TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

If you currently hold a TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment that did not include an LLN unit, you may be required to complete this unit.

LLN is a priority in all education settings. It makes good business sense to ensure that VET trainers in the Fitness Sport and Recreation industry have a good understanding and ability to support learner LLN needs.

This unit provides trainers with an understanding of LLN issues in training and assessment practice. The unit describes the skills and knowledge to:
• determine the core LLN requirements of training
• access specialist learning support
• customise training to support the development of core LLN skills.

Competency in this unit does not indicate specialist adult LLN practitioner skills. The unit is about being aware of the balance between the LLN demands of the training environment, the LLN requirements of the training program and the LLN skills of learners.

Course Delivery and Assessment
We understand how busy life can be so we are offering you the flexibility to undertake this training and assessment through an online component plus a half day workshop.

Cost  – Only $160 per person

Online training – Commence on enrolment

RTO Forums

RTO Forums

Throughout the year QFSR Skills Alliance will host a number of forums for Queensland RTOs delivering VET to the fitness, sport and recreation industry.

The last forum, “Quality in 2015” was held on Wednesday 23 September 2015.  Below are the presentations from the day:

ASQA presentation – presented by Mr Dave Garner, General Manager, Regulatory Operations

ACPET presentation – presented by Mr Rod Camm, CEO, ACPET

DET presentation – presented by Mr Guy Valentine, Manager, Strategic Engagement, Skills Investment and Market Strategy


Information and links News and Articles

News and Articles

Linking qualifications and the labour market through capabilities and vocational streams, Leesa Wheelahan, John Buchanan, Serena Yu, NCVER, 15 June 2015

VET FEE-HELP REFORM – Australian Government, Assistant Minister for Education and Training, 19 March 2015

Lessons from a flexible learning program – Australian Policy Online – George Myconos, 2014, Brotherhood of St Laurence

Developing, approving and maintaining qualifications: selected international approaches – Josie Misko, NCVER – 23 January 2015

Federal Government to crack down on rogue training brokers – Australasian Leisure Management – 8 January 2015

Skills Action Plan for VET Reform – 26 September 2014

Minister for Industry, the Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, on Friday 26 September 2014 chaired the second meeting of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Industry and Skills Council in Adelaide which was attended by state and territory ministers.  Ministers agreed on a number of priority actions to achieve a modern and responsive national regulatory system, with less red tape, for providers and training products.  For more information click here.

Vocational Education and Training Advisory Board appointed15 August 2014

On 15th August the Minister for Industry, the Hon Ian Macfarlane MP announced action to strengthen the links between industry and the skill sector with the appointment of a five-member Vocational Education and Training Advisory Board that will provide feedback to the Government as it continues reforms to the sector.  For more information click here.

NCVER supporting total VET activity reporting – NCVER – 31 July 2014

There is government commitment to understanding the entire VET sector. In June 2013 Ministers for training agreed to arrangements for the introduction of mandatory reporting of VET activity from all providers from 1 January 2014. Registered training organisations (RTOs) are required to report their 2014 training activity to NCVER in February 2015, either directly or via their state training authority, noting there are some transition arrangements.  Click here for the latest.

How effective are training reforms? A look at Victoria – NCVER – 31 July 2014

Research undertaken by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (MIAESR) has found that Victoria’s entitlement model led to substantial increases in enrolments and resulted in positive employment outcomes for young people in its early years. Read more….

Webinar consultations – Draft training provider and regulator standards

As part of the consultation process for the new draft training provider and regulator standards, the VET Reform Taskforce is undertaking a series of webinars throughout July.  Click here to register.

Disadvantaged learners and VET to higher education transitions – Tabatha Griffin – NCVER – 30 June 2014

How disadvantaged learners participate in VET is an important consideration. Employment and further study outcomes are more likely to result from completing a higher-level VET qualification, but disadvantaged learners tend to enrol in lower-level qualifications. Hence, whether or not disadvantaged learners are transitioning from lower VET qualifications to higher level VET or higher education is of interest. Based on a review of the literature, this paper synthesises what is currently known about these transitions for disadvantaged learners.  Click here for the full paper.

Draft revised RTO and VET Regulator Standards – Have your say about the revised RTO and VET Regulator Standards – 25 June 2014

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.

The release of the draft standards follows the inaugural meeting of the COAG Industry and Skills Council on 3 April 2014, at which Commonwealth, state and territory skills ministers agreed to re-examine the standards to ensure that they better recognise the different level of risk posed by different providers, and better align with the Commonwealth’s plans to remove unnecessary regulation and red tape.

For more information click here.

Unique Student Identifier (USI) – 20 June 2014

The Australian Government has re-introduced legislation to support introduction of the USI and the scheme will now commence on 1 January 2015.  A USI is effectively an account or reference number made up of numbers and letters. The USI will allow all of an individual’s training records, entered in the national vocational education and training (VET) data collection, to be linked.  The USI will make it easier for students to find, collate and authenticate their VET achievements into a single transcript. It will also ensure that students’ VET records are not lost.

For more information and full details about the USI click here.

Qld 2014-2015 VET Investment Plan – 9 June 2014

Queenslanders will be better trained for real jobs in a stronger four pillar economy as a result of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) plan released today (Monday 9 June 2014).

For more information and full details about the Queensland Government 2014-2015 VET Investment Plan click here.

Training package reform – automatic updating of a training provider’s scope – 6 June 2014

From 1 July 2014, ASQA will automatically update a training provider’s domestic scope to include any new, equivalent version of a training product (qualifications and units of competency) they are already registered to deliver.

Full details on the changes are on the ASQA website – click here.

Pre-Qualified Supplier (PQS)

Pre-Qualified Supplier (PQS)

The Queensland Government’s 2016-17 Annual VET Investment Plan provides a breakdown of the VET investment budget, a high level summary of the VET investment programs, and the priorities for government within these programs.

The plan outlines VET investment through the following key programs and strategic interventions:

  • Certificate 3 Guarantee
  • User Choice (apprenticeships and traineeships)
  • Higher Level Skills
  • Skilling Queenslanders for Work
  • Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS)
  • Public provider grants.

To be eligible to deliver training and assessment services subsidised by the Department of Education and Training (DET) through one of its VET Investment Plan funded programs, a registered training organisation (RTO) must have pre-qualified supplier (PQS) status.

For more information about how to become a PQS click here.  New RTOs entering the VET market are strongly encouraged to view the DET documentation.



Training Packages

Training Packages

SIS – Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package (Release 2.0)


RGR08 – Racing Training Package (Release 2.0)