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Reflections And Insights

From The RTO Mentor & Business coach Couch 

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 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 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 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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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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