Vocational education

Training and further education including apprenticeships, traineeships, workplace and on-the-job training.

After the Audit

A number of activities occur after an audit is conducted at a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Amount of Training Webinar

This webinar explores the concept of amount of training and discusses how it works to support the provision of quality training and assessment services by RTOs.

Assessing in the Workplace webinar

Topics covered in this webinar include why assess in the workplace, how to build strong cooperative relationships, roles and responsibilities, managing third-party observers, providing effective support for learners and undertaking continuous improvement.

Assessment Validation webinar

This webinar provides practical information on how to develop and implement a comprehensive plan for ongoing and systematic validation of assessment for training products on an RTO’s scope.

Awarding Credit webinar

This webinar will provide guidance and information to RTOs on when it is appropriate to award credit for units of competency and/or modules.

Becoming a Registered Training Organisation

If you are considering becoming a registered training organisation (RTO) with the Training Accreditation Council (TAC), we encourage you to view the following information.

Becoming an RTO webinar

This webinar guides participants through the application process and identifies documents that will assist in preparing the initial registration application.

Ceasing registration

A Registered Training Organisation (RTO) may cease in the following situtations.

Changes to registration

From time to time a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) may wish to make changes to its registration with the Training Accreditation Council (TAC).

Clustering Units webinar

This webinar explores the fundamentals of clustering units, the benefits for RTOs and learners, the challenges that might be involved and includes some practical examples.

Complaints against Registered Training Organisations

The Training Accreditation Council (TAC) is able to progress complaints received about TAC registered training organisations (RTOs) and where the complaint relates to an RTOs compliance with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

Continuous Improvement webinar

This webinar provides guidance to RTOs on developing and maintaining a continuous improvement ethos and process consistent with Standard 2 Clauses 2.1 and 2.2 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

Contract Negotiation Workshop

Workshop: This will provide WA Public Sector employees with a deeper understanding of contract negotiations in the procurement context.

Contract Negotiations

Workshop: This will provide WA Public Sector employees with a deeper understanding of contract negotiations in the procurement context.

Design and Development of an Assessment System webinar

Assessment is a fundamental part of a Registered Training Organisation's (RTO) operations and an assessment system includes not only the actual materials used directly in conducting assessment, but also policies, procedures and other supporting documents informing assessment conducted by an RTO.

Designing and Using Assessment Tools webinar

As assessments are used to determine a learner's competence, Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) must ensure their assessment tools are developed to meet all unit or module assessment requirements and the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

During the Audit

The following information outlines what occurs during a TAC audit.

Fit and Proper Person Requirements

It is a requirement of registration with the Training Accreditation Council that registered training organisations comply with the fit and proper person requirements.

Industry Engagement webinar

This webinar explores strategies to plan and undertake industry engagement. Examples of effective industry engagement will be discussed to assist Registered Training Organisations to consider their own practices.

Internal Audit webinar

The Internal Audit webinar series provides registered training organisations (RTO) with practical and specific information on the 'why’, ‘when’, ‘who’ and’ how’ of conducting an RTO internal audit.

Introduction to Contract Negotiations

Online module: This will assist the WA Public Sector to prepare for and undertake contract negotiations during procurement or contract management processes.

Making an Assessment Decision webinar

The Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 at Clauses 1.13 - 1.20 describes precisely who can (and cannot) be an assessor. Only qualified assessors can make assessment judgements. This wokshop explores the use assessment tools and the gathering of necessary evidence.

Managing and Amending Registered Training Organisation Scope webinar

This webinar addresses some of the challenges faced by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) in managing scope and preparing applications for amendments to scope. Amendments might arise from updates or removal of training products, or the addition of scope to meet client needs.

Pay your Construction Training Fund Levy

The Construction Training Fund Levy is to be paid on all residential, commercial and civil engineering construction projects undertaken in Western Australia.

Preparing for Audit webinar

This webinar will provide you with information that will help you to understand why and how the Training Accreditation Council implements the audit process and what you can do to help make the experience a positive one for your organisation.

Prior to Audit

Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) should understand the range of activities that occur before the actual audit.

Quality Delivery in Training and Learning webinar

This webinar explores quality training and what this looks like in practice. This includes information on what to think about when choosing an approach for learners, how to plan teaching and learning, structuring on the job learning and how to support the workplace to support the learner.

Quality Reforms

To support the future growth and prosperity of our nation, the Australian, state and territory governments are committed to improving the VET system through quality reform.

Reasonable Adjustment and Inclusive Practice webinar

This webinar aims to assist RTO trainers, assessors and managers understand the practice of reasonable adjustment and inclusive practice in their teaching, learning and assessment and how it supports learners with disability or ongoing ill health to access and participate in education and training.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) webinar

This workshop deals with common misunderstandings and confusion about recognition of prior learning (RPL) and related concepts and examines the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 concerning RPL.

Registration Application Forms

All Registration Forms including the RTO1a - Application for Initial Registration can now only be accessed and submitted through the TAC RTO Portal.

Renewal of registration

An application for renewal of registration must be submitted to the Training Accreditation Council (TAC) prior to the end of the Registered Training Organisation's (RTO) registration period.

Renewal of Registration webinar

Under the WA Vocational Education and Training (General) Regulations 2009, RTOs are intially registered for two years, with a following registration period up to a maximum of 7 years. This webinar provides information on this Renewal of Registration process.

Requesting Records

Requesting Student Records and Employer Student Records Verification.

RTO Governance webinar

This webinar covers the broader issue of registered training organisation (RTO) governance, including RTO business practices, third party agreement and record management.

RTO Marketing Webinar

The workshop aims to increase the capability of RTOs and their staff in understanding marketing requirements for RTOs, as prescribed in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 (the Standards).

Snapshot of Compliance Trends

This snapshot provides a summary of compliance trends of Training Accreditation Council (TAC) regulated providers.


​​The following Frequently Ask Questions have been developed to assist RTOs maintain compliance with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

TAC Talks - Podcast

'TAC Talks', the official podcast of the Training Accreditation Council (TAC). Listen as TAC Auditors and experts discuss targeted aspects of compliance and quality.

The Course Accreditation Process webinar

Accrediting a course within the VET sector is a significant undertaking for an organisation. The aim of this webinar is to provide you with information that will help you to understand the course accreditation process.

Third Party Arrangements webinar

The Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 at Clause 8.3 require RTOs to notify the TAC of all third-party agreements. This workshop acknowledges the valuable role of third parties in the delivery of VET services and details what steps must followed when engaging a third party.

Trainer and Assessor Requirements Webinar

This webinar provides information on the conditions of being a trainer and assessor including qualifications required, vocational competence and industry currency and the RTO's responsibility when third party arrangements are in place. 

Training Accreditation Council (TAC) Event 2023

The TAC Event 2023 was hosted on 9 June 2023 and offered TAC RTOs and their staff opportunity to explore topics to help achieve quality training and delivery, meet TAC Secretariat staff and network with other TAC RTOs.

Training Accreditation Council Clips

The Training Accreditation Council has developed a number of clips to assist organisations understand the VET Sector and application process.

Training Accreditation Council Regulatory Approach

The Training Accreditation Council (TAC/the Council) uses a risk based regulatory approach that is consistent, effective, proportional, responsive and transparent, as outlined in the Standards for VET Regulators 2015.

Training Accreditation Council's Jurisdiction

The Training Accreditation Council (TAC) is responsible for the registration of training providers delivering nationally recognised training to domestic students in Western Australia only, or in both Western Australia and Victoria.

Training Product Equivalence webinar

This webinar provides guidance and information on what equivalence means for national training products and what an RTO should do when a new version of a Training Package is released.

Understanding the Audit Process

The Training Accreditation Council's (TAC's) audit process aims to ensure the compliance of a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with the Standards for RTOs and TAC policies.

Understanding Training Packages webinar

This webinar explores the components of a training package and how to interpret them, covering key topics including information on qualifications and how they are specified, units of competency and what they include, guidance on the use of training packages, accredited courses, transition and scope.

Webinar Recordings and Resources

Training Accreditation Council webinars are developed to support Registered Training Organisation staff understanding of TAC processes and the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.