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NSW UE ITAB Board resolves to request RTOs report the results of a learner’s off-the-job component

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The NSW UE ITAB Board held is 113th meeting on Wednesday, 29th April 2020 and considered the matter before it to confirm a policy for RTOs to comply with the requirements of the UEE and UET Training Packages to formally report the results of a learner’s off-the-job achievement component of a unit of competency.  The Board having reviewed the recent communication exchanges with ASQA and TAFE NSW, and having examined the requirements set out in the UEE11 and UET Training Packages, specifically too, the respective Assessment Guideline concluded there was such a requirement, and RTOs should comply with it.

The Board resolved to:

  1. profess a concern with the decision by some RTOs, to avoid formally reporting the raw score of an apprentice’s off-the-job results of a unit of competency as a percentage mark; to the apprentice and their employer;
  2. confirm a policy, supported by the Electrotechnology and ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Advisory Committees (SACs), calling on RTOs to comply with the requirements of the UEE and UET Training Packages inclusive of their respective Assessment Guidelines to formally report the achieved results of a learner’s off-the-job component of a unit of competency as a raw score percentage mark, as in previous years;
  3. call on the industry and associated stakeholders and VET practitioners to promote and support the re-introduction of formal reporting of the off-the-job component of a unit of competency as a raw score percentage mark; and
  4. direct the Executive Officer to explore options for gaining support from allied stakeholders to promote and support the formal reporting, as a percentage mark, of the results of the off-the-job component of a unit of competency to apprentices and their employers.

If you would like to discuss the matter further please contact Tony Palladino at tony@uensw.com.au or 04 3739 6363.