August 2016 Newsletter

ASQA Audit

In May 2016 ASQA completed our post initial audit as well as an audit to increase our training scope in response to our request to change our registration to add Certificate III Horticulture. We were successful in adding horticulture to our scope as part of our post initial audit and accordingly Cert III Horticultural has been added to our scope (please refer to training.gov.au website).

New Training Package for Warehousing Operations was released

In February 2016 the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package Release 2.0 for Warehousing Operations was released and can be found on the training,gov.au website, this was in line with the new standards. Changes were made to the Warehousing Operations courses which included adding a Chain of Responsibility core unit to the Certificate II, III and IV certificates. As a result the new courses are as follows:
TLI11215
TLI21616
TLI31616

Trainees doing the previous TLI31610 Certificate III in Warehousing Operations will complete their course before the March 2017 deadline.

Certificate III Horticulture has been added to our scope

We are happy to advise that we are now able to offer Certificate III in Horticulture AHC30716 training. This has been developed in consultation with our industry reference group to meet the needs of our clients.
This course is designed to lay the foundations for a career in horticulture by giving person knowledge in
essential horticultural practices and principles. They will gain practical skills in plant propagation, growth and care, weed control, soil improvement for both garden and turf as well as the ability to adapt to changing situations.
It is also a preparation for more specialised responsibilities and skill sets within the horticultural industry.

Future availability of training

We are currently developing FSK10113 Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways so hopefully we will be able to offer this training in the not too distant future to assist people that have problems with learning, literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to have better job outcomes.

As result of the above Cert I Access to Vocational Pathways training we will also be going through a disabilities service standard audit. This is to support our application to become an NDIS service provider. This will then allow us to provide language, literacy and numeracy skills training as part of a person’s living skills NDIS funding.

We have recognised a gap in the skills of disability support worker in the sector. In an attempt to fill this gap we are planning to add Community Services training to our scope. We plan to offer electives in disabilities, AOD and mental health non clinical.