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Quality Indicator Reporting

Just a reminder that RTO's have statutory requirements to submit an Annual Summary Report of the Learner and Employer Questionaires to ASQA by the 30th June 2016.

We have designed our platform to streamline administrative processes, especially with respect to the requirements of the VET sector. Consequently the Ammonite TOMS can automatically distribute, record and then collate the results of these questionaires for you. This leaves RTO's the more important task of reviewing and acting on these results.

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E-learning professional development for RTOs in construction and property services

CPSISC is once again holding a round of e-learning professional development workshops to demonstrate the latest products and techniques available within the VET sector.

Mike and Tim from the Ammonite/Inscope Training Team were asked to deliver a presentation on their experiences of delivering the White Card course using Ammonite’s Validity Assessment Technology which not only identified the applicants but also addressed the issues where students are required to identify hazards, ask questions and participate in general communication.

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Identification

If your RTO is required to sight or record a copy of a students photo ID, you will be pleased to know that an identification capturing process is natively built into the Ammonite TOMS.

Aside from just recording students photo identification (such as a drivers licence), the process can be used to capture a profile photo of the student or their signature. These can all be printed directly onto a certificate or card through the platform.

Watch this short clip to get an insight into the process:

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Certificate Verification Technology

Recently a customer using Ammonite's TOMS LMS went through an audit with ASQA. The auditor raised a question about the strategies the training organisation was employing to address the possibility of fraud with regard to their issuance of Statements of Attainment.

Statement of Attainment certificate

Which is the original, and which is the forged Statement of Attainment?

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Is it possible for the White Card to be done online in a way that meets all of the requirements of the Unit?

How can an online course satisfy the unit requirements when it clearly requires that students:
  • Identify and explain applicable OHS requirements;
  • Identify and explain own responsibility to comply with safety requirements;
  • Identify and discuss common construction hazards
  • Identify and explain the role of designated OHS personnel
  • Identify and explain procedure for responding to incidents and emergencies
  • Verbally report construction hazards and risks;
  • Ask effective questions.
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Online White Card Course that meets the concerns raised by the ASQA review?

There has been much debate of late about whether the White Card course can be done online in a way that addresses the concerns raised by the recent ASQA White Card review.(See the ASQA White Card review.)

These concerns need be addressed as they have implications for the future of e-learning.

At Ammonite, we believe that we have created a White Card course that utilises methods and technologies that address all of the issues raised. But, for a student to complete the course online they must have access to and use a webcam.

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ASQA White card review

The long awaited review by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) into the unit of competency CPCCOHS1001A, commonly known as the White Card, was released on the 16th December 2013.

ASQA’s review into the effectiveness of the Construction White Card, a mandatory nationally recognised accreditation card for work safety induction training, makes six recommendations to help improve the safety of workers at construction sites.

The report also highlighted from their audit of RTOs delivering this unit of competency, many key areas of non-compliance with respect to selected standards from within the Standards for NVR registered training organisations 2012. Particular focus of many of these non-compliances was on the online mode of delivery.

Over the next few weeks, we will look at the report’s recommendations and non-compliance issues and show how the Ammonite TOMS learning management system, resources and methodology provides solutions to these problems.

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Dog gets a White Card

Once again, the issue of lack of 'authenticity' with online courses was raised at a recent workshop in Sydney when it was revealed that a dog had been issued with a construction safety White Card.

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Outline of Problems from ASQA Audits

There is always great discussion/fear/interpretation about the results of ASQA audits. However Alex Schroder posted an interesting article in Linkedin summarising a presentation by the Chief Commissioner of ASQA outlining where RTO’s are failing audits.

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