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VET Reform & Regulatory Performance

As I sit here and contemplate why I am so disappointed in the achievements of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Reform processes undertaken so far, I can't help but review where we've come from and where we're going, as well as where things are at currently as a result of the current VET Reform processes. Like many who are passionate


Have you dodged a bullet lately?

Since approximately December 2014 we have seen an increasing number of people trying to dodge bullets in a territory where they excel; they really are the best of the best.


Ethics, Failure and Shame

As human beings, our ability to learn and grow as individuals, professionals and as a people is unlimited. The very concept of education prevents us from ever being experts and the 'be all and end all' of whatever mysteries and lessons remain for us to uncover. As a mentor once told me...


Buyer Beware: Selected case studies on due diligence on VET Service Providers

Feature Article for the RTO Doctor Newsletter October 2014.


Major VET Updates - 25 June 2014

Major VET updates including the ASQA Review Final Report, new Standards for RTOs and Regulators and Minister Ian MacFarlanes new vision for VET


June Compliance Focus-

RTO Doctor focusses on an area of compliance that appears to be troubling providers each month. This month's focus is on the collection of tuition fees in advance (SNR11.3 / SNR22.3 or AQTF Condition 5).


VET Reform Taskforce & ASQA Update- Addition to scope applications

As of July 1, 2014, providers who have qualifications and units on scope will no longer be required to submit applications for additions to scope of superseded equivalent qualifications and units of competency.


RTO Doctor response to the Senate Enquiry in Technical and Further Education in Australia

In recent months, there has been an inquiry undertaken by the Senate Steering Committee on Education and Employment into ‘technical and further education in Australia’. A 71-page document, RTO Doctor has analysed the findings and provided a response regarding some key issues for providers, both public and private. There remain 2 hearings and venu…


Why VET Matters

A collection of stories highlighting the importance of the VET Sector


May 2014 Feature Article – TAELLN411 - Why all the fuss?

Feature Article: This month’s article looks at the confusion surrounding TAELLN411 – Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills and what all the drama is about.


What our clients are saying about us

  • Raelene Bartlett is a legend in the education space.  Her knowledge of the applicable law, The Standards and her experience in acting for many hundreds of providers is without parallel.  Her dedication to her clients and her stubborn adherence to her vision of a broader, fairer and more open education space for providers sets her apart from other players in the space. 

    There is no ‘near enough is good enough’.   Perfection is the only option.  Her loyal following from her clients and has earned the fearful respect of the regulator."

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  • “As an experienced lawyer working extensively with RTOs in their dealings with ASQA and in applications to the AAT, I have worked with Raelene helping many RTOs over many years. With Raelene, you know she’s in your corner, but at the same time she brings much-needed objectivity and a clear-sighted approach in advising RTOs. Her comprehensive knowledge of the VET sector, including the legislation and Standards which regulate it and the policy and approach adopted by ASQA in overseeing it, are invaluable to RTOs but also to me in formulating and implementing the right legal strategy for each client.  Raelene is an excellent ally in ensuring success.”

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  • “We approached Raelene when we got the cancellation notice from ASQA as we wanted someone who could combine the legal mind with compliance knowledge and help us with not only rectification but develop an overarching strategy to fight what was very obviously a wrong and out of proportion decision by ASQA. She also stuck with us as a client till the very end ,ensuring a positive outcome unlike some in the industry who tend to bail out when things get to the hairy end.  Raelene remains one of very few people I have known with a zero error approach and capacity to do so.  
     We remain grateful to her for what she brought on the table for us and gave us not only hope but led the strategy and execution, freeing us to focus on ensuring that the wolves did not circle the RTO when under stress."

    RTO Owner
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  • Raelene changed the paradigm of how we deal with regulators. She forces them to play by the rules rather than letting them throw their weight around unchallenged. As a result, even after multiple attempts to sanction or cancel us they have never been successful. Also, Raelene has worked with our RTO to become as compliant and bullet-proof as possible.
    Now regulatory interaction is an occasional annoyance, not an existential threat.”

    RTO Owner
    NSW
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  • “I’ve worked with Raelene over several years and seen first-hand her invaluable assistance in reforming RTOs to prepare for proceedings in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and helping me to prepare for hearings. Her knowledge, diligence and attention to detail are first-rate, and I would happily recommend her to any RTO.”

    Travis Mitchell
    Barrister
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  • With our RTO facing a cancellation decision by ASQA at Tribunal and having already engaged and worked with 4 different compliance consultants, it was with great fortune we were referred to Raelene Bartlett Founding Director of RTO Doctor to assist us with our fight with ASQA.  

    Raelene has been instrumental in winning our case after 2 years with ASQA and we have no hesitation in recommending her and RTO Doctor .

    RTO Owner
    NSW, Qld
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  • I have worked with a number of consultants over the years but RTO Doctor has been by far the best. In my view the knowledge that she brings to the audit process is first class. 

    Rathini Sonnadara
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  • I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you so much for all of your loving support & guidance over the last week. Closing an RTO is one of the most stressful experiences I have been through in my ten years as a successful small business owner. 

    Michelle Merrifield
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