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Industry Consultation and Engagement

Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015

Standard

National Code 2018

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  1. PURPOSE

 

This policy and procedure has been developed so that ANIBT can seek industry feedback on the training and assessment strategies, training practices and resources, to ensure that the training provided is relevant to industry’s needs and to identify and document the opportunities for continuous improvement.  By doing so ensuring compliance with Clauses 1.5 and 1.6 of Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 and other governing standards.

 

 

  1. STATEMENT

 

ANIBT ensures that the training provided to students is current and relevant. This is achieved through disciplined industry consultations including the periodic review of training and assessment strategies and assessment tools ensuring that they accurately reflect the needs of industry and the expectation of employers.

 

  1. SCOPE

 

This policy applies to the training and assessment strategies and assessment tools for all qualifications and units of competency within ANIBT’s scope of registration.

 

  1. DEFINITIONS

 

  • Industry Stakeholders – These include but not limited to:

Industry skills councils

Industry associations and Advisory bodies

Licensing bodies

Individuals or organisations within the industry relevant to a particular qualification

 

  • Industry – These include but not limited to:

Industry clients-             employers

Work based training Providers

Industry organisations

Industry regulators

Industry skills councils

Training advisory bodies

 

  • Industry consultation and engagement for the purpose of adherence to the above mentioned standards – strategies may include:

Partnering with local or national employers or businesses

Involving individuals from said organisations in advisory committees or reference groups

Rostering staff with said groups to exchange and gather current information on industry wants and needs

Pooling a group of industry relevant employers to be actively involved in assessment validation

 

  1. POLICY GUIDELINES AND PRINCIPLES

 

  • ANIBT is committed to delivering training programs that are relevant to the development of industry capacity and enhance the employability skills of the learners.

 

  • For compliance purposes, it is necessary to demonstrate that the training and assessment strategies have been developed via industry engagement and with direct consultation with employers and the wider industry, in a planned, disciplined cyclical approach. This industry relevance practice also supports ANIBT’s commitment to delivering workplace relevant skills and knowledge.

 

  • Outcomes of industry engagement inform training and assessments, skills and competency requirements of trainers and assessment practices. Training and Assessment Strategies will be updated as evidence of such industry consultations and where possible, endorsed by industry practitioners who are relevant to the particular training package.

 

 

  1. RESPONSIBILITIES

 

6.1       The Manager of Academic Delivery and Compliance (MADC) – undertakes industry consultation/engagement, records the outcomes of consultation/engagement, adjust the relevant training and assessment strategies and assessment tools, if required, to reflect the relevant industry needs. The opportunities for improvement will be recorded in ANIBT’s Continuous Improvement Register.

 

6.2       Chief Exectutive Officer (CEO) – oversees the implementation of this policy and its pursuant procedure, holding the responsibility for any non-compliance.

 

  1. PROCEDURE

 

  • Industry consultation/engagement is the means of ensuring that training provided in each of the training packages is relevant to their respective industry and to enhance the employability of the learners.

 

  • Industry consultation/engagement should be planned, scheduled and periodic. Cyclical industry engagement should form part of the validation process and included in the validation schedule. However, for renewal of registration purposes, evidence of the currency of industry engagement is required. “Currency” should be within 12 months of the registration schedule.

 

 

  • The following information and actions will demonstrate industry engagement and should be included in industry consultation/engagement documentation:

 

  1. The industry need – including an overview of the industry’s needs for the skills and knowledge. This will often be related to industry production and identified skills shortages and should be supported with reference to authoritative industry publications or stakeholders.

 

  1. Staff involvement with industry - demonstrating the current engagement staff members have with the industry. This may be a short bio with reference to qualifications and ongoing association with industry representative groups or committees. The involvement note should not only refer to the industry relevant to the course but should also refer to the ongoing engagement in the broader Vocational Education and Training (VET) industry. Engagement refers to the activities undertaken by trainers and assessors to maintain their industry knowledge and vocational competence (i.e. their trade skills). Examples of engagement with industry may include membership of industry groups and associations, part-time work, attendance at industry conferences and workplace visits.

 

 

  1. Visits to industry sites or engagement with industry practitioners – actual engagement with employers and obtain their input to the training and assessments of courses relevant to their industry. This is also an important component to the ongoing validation of training and assessment resources and the skills and knowledge of training staff. These visits should be recorded in the Training and Assessment strategy as they serve to provide evidence of engaging directly with industry.

 

  • This record of industry consultation/engagement is to be included in the Training and Assessment Strategy document for the training program it relates to and should be updated regularly.

 

  1. FEEDBACK
  2. Queries or feedback about this policy and procedure should be directed to the CEO through info@anibt.vic.edu.au The CEO will respond in writing to the feedback or enquiries within two (2) weeks unless an extenuating circumstance requires an immediate response or action.

 

  1. Any material changes to this policy and procedure because of the feedback will be documented in the version control register and utilised as part of continuous improvement and quality assurance of ANIBT.

 

Version Number Actions Date Responsible
1.0 To bring Policy and Procedure in line with new RTO standards March 2015 DCS
1.1 Cosmetic tweaking to correct errors December 2015 DCS
1.2 Minor tweaks to meet the requirements of National Code 2018 December 2017 DCS