All registered training organisation (RTOs) must collect full AVETMISS 7.0 compliant data for all students commencing 1 January 2014, irrelevant of the funding source, for reporting in the annual national provider collection in January 2015 and thereafter.
To support RTOs in making this change, transitional arrangements are available:
- for those RTOs that are not ready to commence collecting information and data for reporting, a twelve-month grace period is available for those RTOs that need additional time
- limited full or partial exemptions from reporting training activity
- financial assistance for those RTOs who did not report data in 2012.
Please note: Those RTOs who are in receipt of government funding through a funding contract with Department of Trade, Business and Innovation - Employment and Skilling NT division, will be required to report total VET activity commencing in 2014, as per the requirements and timelines in their funding contract. The grace period and partial exemptions will not be able to be accessed for these RTOs.
Where an RTO reports full AVETMISS data for all of their nationally recognised training, the Competency Completions reporting to the regulator will automatically be fulfilled and no further action will be required from the RTO.
For those RTOs that don’t receive government funding through Department of Trade, Business and Innovation and therefore don’t have contractual reporting requirements to meet, are able to submit their data directly to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) or through the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation.
These RTOs are encouraged to submit their data to the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation who will then report all Northern Territory training activity to NCVER. This will also enable the department to have a complete picture of training activity at end reporting date.
For more detail on the data reporting requirements and the transition arrangements read the National VET Provider Collection Data Requirements Policy on the Australian Department of Education and Training website.