The ASQA General Direction states that if a senior RTO wishes to use a third-party RTO to act as an agent and assist in the training and assessment of a qualification, the third RTO must have that qualification in its field of registration. This rule only applies if both parties (client and agent) are NGOs. A third party may be another RTO, an unregregized training provider, a human resources agent or broker, or an employment or placement agency. In accordance with IMO standards (section 2.3-2.4), IMO is responsible for all services provided by third parties as part of their registration. When services are provided on behalf of an RTO, a written agreement is required, which may be requested during the review. Middling RTO has entered into a number of agreements with schools for the provision and assessment of vocational training credentials for secondary school students. In each of the agreements, the school recruits students and offers delivery and assessment services. Middling RTO maintains student records and certifies successful students. NGOs should ensure that, where services are provided by a third party on behalf of NGOs, it is the responsibility of the RTO to ensure that compliance with all standards for CTEs is maintained. An RTO must notify the TAC within 30 calendar days of the end of the agreement. (2) Go to the AAT. The standards for NGOs require NTOP to inform ASQA within 30 days of entering into an agency contract with a third party.
If you request that your agency contract be approved by ASQA and that it be rejected, you can challenge this decision regarding the AAT. You can then challenge the validity of the General Management with the AAT. In accordance with the standards, NGOs may agree with other (third-party) organisations to offer training and assessment services, offer educational support services or recruit students. All services provided by third parties must be agreed in writing (paragraph 2.3). These agreements must be notified to ASQA within the 30 days set (clause 8.4) using the form provided online. The right to enter into an agreement with third parties is a general right that all NGOs have. This right is envisaged by the NVR Act and RTO standards. The importance of third parties is defined in the RTO standards as follows: any party providing services on behalf of the RTO. The important words here are “any party”, which makes it clear that other NGOs are not excluded from this definition. NGOs must develop and implement sufficient strategies and resources to monitor the services provided, regardless of the type of third party. (paragraph 2.4).
A third-party agreement is a written agreement that must be implemented, clearly defining the roles and responsibilities of each of the parties to the third-party agreement, including responsibilities for compliance with the quality framework for vocational training. RTOs are required to inform TACs of all current agreements with third parties and the RTO3 Notification of Third Party Agreement application form available through the RTOPortal. RTOs must continuously notify TACs when they enter into or terminate a new agreement, as described below. An RTO may outsource marketing and recruitment tasks to third parties. The current market has a number of organizations that specialize in marketing vocational training products. Many NGOs lack marketing know-how and resources, and these partnerships offer great business value to their business model. If you are implementing a strategy to track your agreements, you should take into consideration: “Earthly Training” has entered into a third-party agreement with an oil and gas company for training and recruitment evaluation. Earthly Training has defined a series of monitoring strategies to ensure that the agreement leads to the result for the company and that the services offered comply with the standards for NEW People. . . .