If an employer engages an RTO to train its employees, to whom does the RTO issue the testamur or statement of attainment?
Standard 23.1 of the Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations 2012 require that an ASQA-registered provider must issue to persons whom it has assessed as competent a vocational education and training (VET) qualification or statement of attainment. Further, the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Qualifications Issuance Policy (2.1.1) states that graduates are entitled to receive certification documentation.
This requirement of the Standards and the entitlement granted by AQF, apply regardless of:
· which party entered into an agreement with the provider, and
· who paid for the training.
If an employer engages a provider to deliver training and/or assessment to its employees, it is the employee who undergoes the assessment process. Therefore, the employee would be the person the provider has ‘assessed as competent’. The provider must issue the qualification or statement of attainment to the employee (rather than to the employer).