Here at Fortress, we believe that by focusing on performance, compliance should follow.
It’s easy to get so caught up in ticking boxes and complying that we forget why we are doing it in the first place.
Ask yourself: are you simply complying, or are you performing?
With the VET sector’s changing landscape, compliance is paramount to an RTO’s success and longevity.
This is why Fortress Learning is pleased to share our free Your Monthly Compliance Strategy with you.
Your Monthly Compliance Strategy provides a structured approach to evaluating your organisation’s compliance with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (2015).
Here is what Fortress Learning Managing Director, Dr Bryan West, had to say about the importance of staying compliant as an RTO.
“Compliance now is top of mind for people. Performance really should take precedence over compliance because if you’re performing properly and adequately then you will be complying.
However, the change in the landscape over the last couple of years, especially with a shift in the regulatory landscape, means that compliance is something now that people are really focusing on.
Part of the reason for that is because the goalposts appear to have been moved, but no one’s really sure where they’ve been put. And that’s why it’s important that during those times of uncertainty that we do fall back upon the basics that we know work, and one of those basics is having a clearly defined structure that does address all of the requirements of a fundamental document such as the Standards for RTOs 2015.
The framework we are providing to people is the same one that we use, it’s the same structure, the same questions that we are being asked and the same questions that we answer. It’s the same one that has been through our own audit process (this is for re-registration) and has been found to be compliant.
At a time when people are lacking confidence generally, it’s a way that people can know where the boundaries are in terms of compliance, and by having the big picture in front of them and broken down into smaller monthly chunks, they personally can be confident that they are doing what it is they need to be doing.”
Your Monthly Compliance Strategy mirrors the five phases of the student journey which form the basis of ASQA’s new audit model which can be seen in the image below:
Clicking HERE will allow you to download the complete Strategy, with 12 months of actionable items to ensure you are performing in line with the Standards.
Because many people ask for it in bite-sized chunks, we can also send to you each month a separate email with just that month’s compliance activities, along with a video to explain what to do in that month. To receive Your Monthly Compliance Strategy on the first Monday of each month, simply click the image below.
This Compliance Strategy is the same approach that we use at Fortress Learning, and we are happy to share it with you.
We hope it assists.
Silence… Pause… Predictability… While these three things may sound like the character traits of your 90-year-old Grandfather, they can prove to be very powerful when used in the classroom.
The three episodes below are from Fortress Learning’s series on teaching microskills called The Small Stuff.
Every now and then, a Triple Diploma student writes a Review that we believe deserves to be featured and discussed. Instead of them ending up hidden among the others, we will share them with you, and let you know our thoughts about them.
This is what Raj said:
When I started this program almost a year ago, my aim was to quickly go through a program to maintain industry currency and compliance in an industry sector that is becoming more and more complicated with stricter governance standards.
However, as I started working through the materials, I was pleasantly surprised at the level of support, and professionalism from you and your team. That level of professionalism forced me to stop and reconsider my motives, and apply what I already knew, more professionally, and as would be expected from a professional in the L&D sector.
I want to thank you and your team for all your support and efficiency in making this possible. As you know, in this year I have also embarked on a new business venture and having someone from your office monitoring my progress and keeping me on track has been a huge plus.
I would recommend your RTO – and I do – to anyone looking to further their studies.
All the best to you and your team.
Raj Nathoo, Fortress Learning Triple Diploma of Business, Business Administration and Leadership and Management Graduate.