Extension of training package transition period to 18 months for RTOs

Extension of training package transition period to 18 months for RTOs



Extension of training package transition period for RTOs  

changes-aheadAs many of you will know too well, there has been a surge in the number of training packages effected by the transition to the Standards for Training Packages. As a result many training packages have been endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). This has resulted in a massive workload for many RTOs across Australia.  To support RTOs to manage the transition and implement the revised training packages, the Australian Government, the Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and state and territory Skills Ministers have agreed to temporarily increase the period allowed to transition students to the updated training package qualifications under Standard 1.26 (a) of the Standards for RTOs 2015. [emaillocker id=6291]

RTOs will now have 18 months for transition, instead of the usual 12 months from the date the superseding training product was released to transition existing students to the updated training package qualifications, or to allow students to complete their studies and issue the appropriate qualification or statement of attainment.

It is important to note that this provision only applies for training products endorsed by the AISC from September 2015 until March 2016. You can review the full list of relevant qualifications by clicking on this link.

For more information on transitioning arrangements for superseded qualifications visit the Departments website or contact AuditExpress

Email: info@auditexpress.com.au

Phone: 1300735541



Future Proofing Your Business | Presented by Audit Express and Circulus

Future Proofing Your Business | Presented by Audit Express and Circulus

Future Proofing Your Business [emaillocker id=6291]

Audit Express have partnered with Circulus Education to deliver the October VET Industry Drinks: Future Proofing Your Business

Future Proofing Your Business

Times are changing in the VET sector. We are facing a major shift in the overall structure, regulation and funding of the VET sector. Attend our event on the 14th of October to learn more about future proofing your business.

You can register to attend here >>>



Getting ready for the ACPET #VICVETFORUM

Getting ready for the ACPET #VICVETFORUM

AuditExpress are proud sponsors of the ACPET #VICVETFORUM being held in Melbourne next Tuesday 9th June 2015. [emaillocker id=6291]

In preparation for the event be sure to get your Twitter & Instagram accounts ready. This is set to be a very interactive #VET forum that will involve a live stream for attending guests to interact and have their say throughout the day via their Twitter and Instagram accounts.


The following link is for the ACPET tweetbeam wall that will be used throughout the day for the events hashtag #VICVETFORUM.
All tweets and retweets will be populated here leading up to and on the day of the forum. This wall will be displayed live, allowing full interaction throughout the forum.

Be sure to include the #VICVETFORUM hashtag in your tweets and instagram posts about the forum and also tag:
Senator Simon Birmingham –  @birmo
ACPET – @ACPET_national

This is set to be an outstanding forum with the most impressive list of keynote speakers this year! We look forward to seeing you all there.


Audit Express supporting the HotHouse Theatre

Audit Express supporting the HotHouse Theatre


Audit Express is proud to support the world premiere of It’s not for everyone at HotHouse Theatre.


Audit Express is a proud program partner for HotHouse Theatre’s premiere season of It’s Not For Everyone opening on the 19th of March 2015. [emaillocker id=6291]

The HotHouse theatre company located on the Victorian/NSW border in Wodonga has built a formidable reputation nationally as a small to medium theatre company that produces and presents high quality shows and provides valuable services to the creative industry and the local community. In addition to the yearly Subscription Season of plays there is a HotHouse Drama School, the Technical Theatre Training program and Black Border Theatre.


Audit Express is proud to be the program partner of the world premiere of It’s not for everyone which is a locally produced show by Jo Lancaster and Simon Yates (acrobat). In the traditional circus, old acrobats become clowns and continue to work into their dotage. It’s Not For Everyone will open with classical clowning routines that descend into absurdist renditions of brash humour, expressionism and finally, base humanity. Funny, shocking and utterly original, It’s Not For Everyone will mesmerise local audiences before taking the world by storm.

We urge you to support this show and the HotHouse Theatre. You can book tickets online by clicking here or visiting www.hothousetheatre.com.au. You can also support HotHouse Theatre by donating here. Even the smallest amount can make a very real difference. In 2015, Creative Partnerships Australia is supporting HotHouse with their matched funding Plus1 program. They will match every dollar donated to HotHouse Theatre, so every donation dollar will be double.

HotHouse Theatre

Some facts about the HotHouse Theatre

  • HotHouse Theatre is located in Wodonga, right on the NSW/VIC border
  • Funding from local, state and federal government accounts for less than 50% of the company’s income. The HotHouse Theatre operates on a sustainable business model and generates the remainder through box office, hire fees, business partnerships and donations.
  • In the mid 1990s, there were over 20 professional theatre companies operating in regional Australia. Today, there are just two that are recognised as key organisations. HotHouse is one of them. Albury Wodonga and their surrounding communities are blessed to have such an outstanding theatre company on their doorstep.
  • HotHouse plays a crucial role in the community and in the national sector at large. They commission new writing, develop local artists and technicians, run a national residency program and produce and present some of the best work on offer in this country.
  • Each year, HotHouse Theatre hosts some of the most interesting, innovative and exciting theatre makers from all around Australia. HotHouse Theatre’s A Month in the Country is a nationally renowned artist residency program, giving artists the opportunity to develop new work in a conducive atmosphere 10 minutes outside of Albury. In partnership with AlburyCity, this program has been running since 2004. Playwrights, performers, directors, choreographer’s, composers, musicians and video artists have all taken advantage of this residency program. While in residence, artists deliver workshops through Murray Arts to the community, schools and arts groups.
  • HotHouse Drama School is the only professional acting training program in the region. They cater for all ages from 5 to adults in a range of classes that build confidence, expression and creativity. [/emaillocker]
Audit Express supporting the HotHouse Theatre

AuditExpress team compete in the City2City fun-run.

Team Audit Express - City2City

The team from Audit Express competing in the City2City fun run


A healthy workplace and a work life balance are really important.

The team at AuditExpress have been training over the past few months to compete in the Albury Wodonga Health City2City fun-run. [emaillocker id=6291]

The team all signed up to complete the 10km course and we are pleased to say that we all finished the race. Congratulations to Isaac who managed to come #40 in his age group and Ella who came #50 in her age group! The full results are >>> here.

Our overall times were:

  • Kevin: 00:56:03
  • Matthew: 01:23:36
  • Isaac: 01:18:04
  • Ella: 01:23:35

A big thanks to our friends  at Vision Screen Printing for helping design and print our amazing team shirts.

Audit Express Team Shirts

Team shirts printed by our friends at Vision Screen Printing