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Workshop: Skills First: Internal Audit against the 2018-19 VET Funding Contract (extended to 31 December 2020)

18th Feb 2020
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
VET Development Centre, Level 8 379 Collins Street Melbourne Victoria Australia 3000


Internal audit processes and records need to be sharp, credible and precise if your RTO is to meet the Skills First Program internal audit requirements. To undertake the internal audit you need to understand all Contract and related requirements and identify and report non-compliances with contract provisions.

This full day workshop is designed for RTO staff responsible for internal audit activity but who have limited experience in managing, conducting or supporting internal audits. Learn how to work accurately and productively with HESG’s internal audit checklist.


 Intermediate (Build on your existing Knowledge):
Professional learning aimed at practitioners that have specialised theoretical knowledge and practical experience of training and assessment. 


Compliance staff, coordinators and teaching managers from RTOs who conduct or manage internal audits for contract compliance and do not have a great deal of experience.

Topics Covered

  • Skills First 2020 VET Funding Contract changes
  • Quality assurance processes and Skills First
  • Preparing your organisation for the internal audit
  • Internal audit process and checklist
  • What you should look for as an internal auditor
  • What evidence to collect
  • Major areas of non-compliance and rectification
  • Pre-Training Review changes and good practice
  • Changes in evidence of participation
  • Changes in register of trainers and assessors
  • File checks for enrolment, eligibility and evidence of participation
  • Records management checklist
  • Delivery modes – online delivery

Learning Outcomes

  • Updated on new parts of Skills First Program
  • Better understanding of internal audit requirements for contracted training
  • Improved understanding that supports completing the internal audit Excel form
  • Creation of a records checklist about evidence collected, suitable for your RTO
  • Handouts provided with useful hints for use in your RTO


Bernadette Delaney

Bernadette is a national VET consultant and experienced auditor who has worked for a range of public and private RTOs across Australia. She advises on quality assurance, curriculum, instructional design and strategic planning. Bernadette conducts a range of internal audits including HESG, SRTOs2015, and AQTF for RTOs and TAFE Institutes. She trains internal auditors at RTOs, and advises and assists with corrective actions and continuous improvement.



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