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What is a Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS)?

A Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS) is a framework used by trainers and assessors to inform the training delivery and assessment approach taken by the Registered Training Organisation (RTO). The TAS is designed to meet the requirements of the relevant training package or the specific accredited course and is a working document which will change over time with the support of an RTO’s continuous improvement process.

Under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 Clauses 1.1-1.4 and Clause 2.2, each RTO is required to develop, document and implement strategies for the delivery of nationally recognised training and assessment. This includes ensuring access to suitable resources, facilities and trainers which are all required to be recorded in the TAS for the relevant course.

Each course and each type of delivery is to have its own TAS document as it is to be customised to meet the specific needs of the cohort enrolled in the training. For example, if your RTO is delivering a Diploma of Business (BSB50215) online to local students and on-campus to international students, you will be required to have two separate Training and Assessment Strategy documents – one for the online delivery to local students and another for the on-campus delivery to international students.

What should the TAS include?

It is important that the TAS includes all of the information required for any Trainer to deliver the required training efficiently and effectively. A Trainer should be able to read through the TAS and clearly understand the structure of the training being delivered, when the assessments are to be conducted and what they are, how the assessment evidences are to be collected and the benchmarks, the rules to re-assessment, what the rules and guidelines are as per the training package, what resources and equipment are needed, if there are any licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerations, entry requirements, core skills indicator requirements, information about work placements (if applicable), and other relevant information required by the Trainer.

Can I buy a Training and Assessment Strategy?

Yes. RTO Advantage has developed a comprehensive and compliant Training and Assessment Strategy template that is easy for anyone to follow and populate. Our TAS has been used by many RTOs and has never failed an audit.

Do I need to make modifications to the Training and Assessment Strategy I purchase?

Yes. The Training and Assessment Strategy template you purchase will need to be customised to suit your RTOs training and assessment approach, student cohort, and industry consultation findings. It is very simple to complete by following the given instructions in the template.