Apparently, only around 70 RTOS have applied to get the latest version of TAE (let’s call it “16”) onto their scope of registration. This represents around 10% of RTOs who had the old version (TAE40110 – let’s call it “10”) on scope (there are currently 555 RTOs out of a total of 4,596 RTOs in Australia who still have 10 on scope – just above 12% of all RTOS whereas 5 years again that figure was around 18%).
Those RTOs with 10 still on scope have until 5th October this year to complete the assessments of any students who have completed the course with them. After that time, only RTOs with 16 will be able to train and assess the Cert IV TAE.
How many of the RTOs who have applied for 16 have been successful? As of today, July 17 2017, only 17 have got 16 on scope – only 10 more since my last update in March this year, 4 months ago!
I personally know some really well-run RTOs who are still waiting for approval to teach 16. No wonder such a small number of RTOs have applied up until now. I think most of us are waiting to see what happens. Ctrain certainly is and at this stage will almost certainly not apply to get 16 on scope. We’re looking to focus more on presentation skills training and have a number of other interesting projects in the pipe-line.