Star Rating Scheme Presentation

SkillsOne's Matt Jenkin heads to the Institute's Star Rating Scheme Presentation Ceremony, to check out who the best Registered Training Organisations are in each industry.

Matt Jenkin chats to Barry Peddle, David Winner and Bruce Bryson from the Padstow TAFE NSW South Western Sydney Institute, about their Three Gold Star Rating and the benefits of the rating scheme.

SkillsOne also find out from Edward Stone, of Educational Living Pty Ltd , what being awarded Three Gold Stars means for his organisation. Rudi Meuwissen also shares what the TAFE NSW Institute at Nirimba learns from the Three Gold Star ratings.

Brian Wexham, CEO if the Institute also shares the real benefit of the Scheme.

About The Star Rating Scheme:

The Star Rating Scheme helps promote and advance the quality and relevance of vocational and technical training for the trades in Australia by recognising high performing RTO’s.

The Institute for Trade Skills Excellence is responsible for the scheme and is supported by each participating industry sector to develop, implement and manage the program.

The evaluation process includes an initial self evaluation by the faculty or school against a set of criteria which has been defined by industry.

Then schools or faculties who demonstrate potential to achieve a one gold star, two gold star or three gold star level of recognition receive a site visit by an evaluation team.

RTO's that receive a one star, two star or three star level of recognition will receive a valuable promotional package, with benefits increasing the higher the level of recognition achieved, including listing on website honour roll and promotion via industry magazines and other mediums. They will also receive feedback to help drive improvement.

This scheme will allow students, parents, career counsellors, employers and industry to ascertain which RTO’s have been recognised by The Institute and industry at what level, within their field of interest.

VJ Matthew Jenkin