WA auditor-general Colin Murphy. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Non-compliance rife in training sector

Students at more than a third of Western Australia’s regulated registered training organisations (RTOs) have been exposed to range of serious breaches, including being taught by unqualified trainers and passing courses despite submitting incomplete or incorrect written assessments.


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I have detailed knowledge regarding the above issues We have caught dodgy RTO's red handed using a secret shopper I have had meetings with Worksafe commissioner to discuss the issues and handed copies off proof of fraudulent assessments and yet to see any action (there could be but we are not informed) we have dad meetings with TAC and shown them the results as well, we were informed of a strategic audit being performed, but I am yet to see any action the RTO's using the correct course content and practical equipment will slowly disappear as they all shut shop because, the dodgy RTO's are cheaper and quicker due to open book written assessments and fraudulent practical assessing. Geoff Day Managing Director Mandurah Safety and Training Service

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While a significant number of RTO's may be "dodgy" according to Mr Day he may be missing a massive point. The Government is equally at fault. With red tape and never ending bureaucratic policy development that produces Standards that a Rhodes scholar can only interpret. It's little wonder many small RTO's and family businesses are being slaughtered. Wake up Mr Day

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