Reflections And Insights

From The RTO Mentor & Business coach Couch 

RTO Business Coach

5 RTO ideas to do right now

Normally I would ask for a breakdown of the next 90 days, yet at this point in time, I think that is too far ahead. 90 days can overwhelm you, so let’s break it down, and commence with 30 days.

So set a plan for what you wish to accomplish within the business, and for you.

💜💜 Purpose – know your why for doing what you intend – have a number 1 goal.

💜💜 Plan – plan your actions, remove the panic. Be clear on what it is to move forward.

💜💜 Passion – have passion, drive or energy. Be energised to conquer the way forward.

Focus on what’s your #1 goal for the next 30 days. Personally and professionally.

Here are 5 more things to help you along the way to your RTO success:

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RTO Business Coach

4 Ideas for RTOs in 2022

The RTO sector needs to be flexible and nimble enough to keep up with the rapid change happening in our sector So all of this got me thinking about how you can be supported to move forward with a successful RTO. Here are my ideas to help you.

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RTO Business Coach

RTO Marketing strategies

MARKETING YOUR RTO – MEETING COMPLIANCE The Standards for Registered Training organisations (2015) require that RTOs complying with advertising and marketing standards when marketing and advertising of AQF qualifications to prospective clients is ethical, accurate and consistent with its scope of registration. This is regardless if you use a third party or you undertake your marketing yourself.

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become an RTO

RTO Systems for success

To successfully develop a serious business you need specific information that has been put into systems. To successfully develop a serious RTO business you need systems; a process, a practice by which to obtain that information and once obtained, a method with which to put that information to use in your business productively.

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Business Coach RTO set up

RTO Business Planning

For your RTO to succeed, it is important to fully understand what it takes to start, run and grow. Planning helps to establish how you will stand out from the crowd. This preparation is not only needed for your planning but also for your initial audit through a business plan complete with financial plans/projections.

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Business RTO Coach

The power of being curious in your business

So how does curiosity affect the bottom line? Planning your business is all about being curious about what could happen if we… It’s about looking at where you want to go, reflecting upon what has happened, and then becoming curious. Using your curiosity skills in your business will enhance: Your awareness (what truly is happening here) Your planning ability (what if I did this…)

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Does your RTO have an outstanding Human Resource management process?

The key to retaining good staff is to make sure that you encourage their professional development and training. Looking after your staff has so many more benefits than ticking off the RTO Standards. When your employees can see ways to improve themselves, or improve their position, or salary whilst in employment with you, they are likely to have high job satisfaction.

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Business Coach RTO success

3 tips to help you increase your RTO

Your RTO Success depends on you constantly looking at your business. Working on your business, managing the numbers and reviewing the metrics. Your RTO Success relies on you looking at the following: Maintain your Focus for the Long Term.

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RTO Consultant RTO Mentor

Should I start an RTO business from scratch, or buy an existing one?

There are so many considerations, however I would like to provide you with a guide that may make the decision easier. The best way to do this is to consider all of the possible advantages and disadvantages of buying an RTO before making a decision.

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RTO Consultant RTO Mentor

11 tips to make your training stick

It is always a good idea to go out and do your own research and come to your own well evidenced conclusion! Ultimately, mapping should be just one way you are ensuring that your training and assessment are meeting the required standards and ensuring high quality outcomes for your RTO and more importantly, your students! Quality training and assessment leads to quality outcomes.

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RTO set up perth

Are you considering setting up an RTO?

Setting up an RTO starts with planning. The foundation of a successful RTO service is really understanding the demographics that the service appeals to. Who are the people you will attract into your RTO? Where do they live, who do they interact with; are they old, young, men, women; do they enjoy certain activities?

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RTO Business Coach

Simple 1% improvements for your RTO success

When it comes to streamlining work and reducing waste in a business, the continuous improvement business strategy is lauded for its effectiveness. So I’ve put together some ideas for you to consider how it can be applied to your business.

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RTO Business Coach

How to Handle Difficult Conversations in your RTO Business with Grace

Managing an RTO business comes with many areas of expertise; you’ve got staffing, business strategy and compliance to be concerned about. All of these aspects involve the need to communicate.

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RTO compliance Consultant RTO Mentor

7 ways to have your RTO Employees Perform to your standards

Running an efficient training organisation means providing quality training and assessment as well as handling employee issues when they surface. And when we look at it, managing employees can be one of the most difficult aspects of running your RTO.

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RTO Compliance

4 out of 5 people don’t pass their initial RTO registration audit when doing it all themselves, here’s how to avoid being one of them.

When you decide to become an RTO there is allot for you to consider. RTO set up is no longer an easy process where you decide to have an RTO, apply the next day, become registered in a few months, and start your business.

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RTO Business Coach

Changes to USI need to record student consent.

The new RTO Privacy Notice no longer requires Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) to collect and keep a record of student consent. RTOs are still required to provide the RTO Privacy Notice to all students at enrolment. The new format removes the need to record and report student consent, making the enrolment process simpler.

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RTO Consultant RTO Mentor

Are you frustrated just like me?

The industry is changing rapidly, some would complain and argue about it, others are grateful of the changes. The fact is we need to be on a continuous learning journey. All of us, VET consultants as well.

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RTO and Business Coach

What is the future for RTOs in 2019 and beyond?

The training function within the RTO must be at the centre of this evolution, with skilled learning professionals leading the way. We are the experts, and we need to show everyone else how things are done. 

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RTO and Business Coach

The comment areas of non-compliance from recent RTO internal audits

Continuous improvement of RTO systems is an area that RTO’s often fall down in according to my conversations with accrediting bodies. It is about taking a really hard look at your practices and relating them back to the RTO Standards.

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RTO Consultant RTO Mentor

Feedback, coaching and learning in your RTO

Giving feedback is just as beneficial as receiving feedback, because it makes us think, reflect, and consider other views as well. How do you use feedback?
Are you reflective? Or do you dismiss it as someone having a bad day?
Here Merinda considers ways for you to use it to your advantage.

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RTO Consultant RTO Mentor

Recommending someone can be awkward

Today I want to rave about some of the fantastic RTOs I have been visiting recently. YES rave – they are really trying to offer their participants something that can assist them going forward. It is these RTOs that help keep the great name for training in Australia.

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RTO health RTO Mentor

Your health is pivotal to your own business

As an RTO owner you know only too well that your health impacts the business, the people, and operations. People say one of the hardest things you can do is run your own business. There is no time to get sick. Here are tips that you can implement immediately to support you and your team.

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RTO set up WA RTO Mentor

RTO Initial Registration result

What others say about working with RTO Mentor over the years. Words from people who achieved RTO Inital registration using RTO Mentor, who have had internal audits, and had coaching with Merinda. See them here.

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RTO Assessment RTO Mentor

Assessment Validation – is your RTO plan stacking up?

Assessment validation is a quality review process – one that is needed within your RTO. It involves a person or a team of people evaluating assessment tools and the ensuing student evidence.

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RTO Internal Audit RTO Mentor

An internal audit can do more than let you know your RTO is compliant

An internal audit can help guide you to understand the areas you are most at risk. Risk is very much the focus for all organisations nowadays and RTOs are not excluded. So how do you know if you are ticking all the right boxes and reducing your risk?

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RTO assessment RTO Mentor

Collecting your assessment evidence (Updated April 2021)

This post looks at your assessment systems, tools and evidnce to be collected. All important aspects of your RTO compliance. It has been updated in April 2021, and is current to the auditng needs.

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RTO Assessment RTO Mentor

Your Assessment system needs a variety of assessment evidence

Assessment systems are incremental in your RTO. There should be method in your madness when developing them. Meaning you should consider the student, the length of the course and any other factors that need to be considered for your learners. When collecting assessment evidence is isn’t just to show the end result.

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become an RTO

RTO mentor made sense of all the RTO jargon and gave it meaning in the real world

For me I really needed that direction and having been on one of your courses and now had you facilitate got the trainers in that workshop – I would have to say you are a pro at tailoring your approach the for your audience.

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RTO Consultant RTO Mentor

Using an RTO Consultant

Have you been searching for an RTO consultant?
This morning I heard another similar story to 3 others I heard in the past 2 days. Where the person had paid a large amount of money to an RTO consultant and had got a raw deal.

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Training assessment strategy

Training and Assessment strategies – getting them right (Updated Mar2021)

Your TAS document that you present says nothing in particular and was put together just to meet and audit many moons ago. The big thing is, it is NOT compliant now. It hasn’t been updated and this means during your next audit it wont pass. You need to make changes to it right now.

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RTO Assessor RTO Mentor

This journey as an RTO is a joint journey – you can’t just sit back and watch it happen

Your RTO Success comes from the effort of you and your team. Recently I was reading an article written by a fellow consultant about the new Trainer and Assessor TAE requirements.

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RTO Consultant RTO Mentor

Complaints are not the worst thing that can happen in your RTO.

RTO complaints in your RTO are not the worst thing that can happen. Sometimes you could consider them as negative and unwelcome, and they certainly can create stress a bad feeling. Consider you complaints as an opportunity to put things right and learn for the future too. It is the way you look at them that counts.

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