CAQA FAQ Series – Industry consultation

What is industry consultation in the RTO context? It is a process in which the training representatives of a training organisation consult with representatives from the industry to determine whether they are using the most appropriate facilities, equipment, and resources for delivering the training, whether their trainers and assessors have the most up to date […]

How to check the quality of assessment resources

Critical skills for checking the quality of your assessment resources. The purpose of the assessment tool The main purpose of an assessment tool, student assessment, or assessment pack is to ensure that trainers and assessors can effectively establish whether a learner is competent or not yet competent in a training product. There are three ways […]

How to protect the copyright of your training and assessment materials Margaret Ryan (lawyer and trade marks attorney)

Training and assessment materials are normally protected by copyright in Australia. They are a valuable resource and should be protected from unauthorised copying, which may reduce their value and the value of the business which supplies these resources. Copyright is automatic In Australia copyright protection is automatic. As soon is an author records their thoughts […]

Risk assessment and risk management at your organisation

Risk assessment and risk management at your organisation should be a continuous process. It involves best practices like identifying, assessing and mitigating risks. Risk assessment is the process of identifying and analysing the hazards, risks, and threats to an organisation. A risk assessment is a process to identify and evaluate the potential risks and threats […]

Contextualisation – Why you must contextualise the training and assessment resources.

Understanding contextualisation Contextualising assessments and learner materials is one of the most thought-provoking tasks that RTOs face. Many RTOs are deemed non-compliant due to their contextualisation ‘methods’. What is contextualisation, what is the right way to do it, how is it done, why do RTOs conduct it incorrectly? Before explaining what is contextualisation, let’s first […]

Quality training and assessment resources from CAQA Resources

While operating as a registered training organisation, you will be required to make a range of decisions, with obtaining high-quality training and assessment resources being among the most significant. To ensure that your students receive the learning experience necessary to function competently in their chosen vocation, you need to invest in quality assessment and learner […]

How to transition from classroom to online or distance training and assessment

Moving from face-to-face training and assessment to online or distance learning and assessment can be difficult, especially when you have already invested in facilities, equipment, and resources for face-to-face training and assessment. However, in order to survive and also to embrace new technologies, many training organisations have decided to move to an online or distance […]