SAIT was first established as a Registered Training Organisation in August 1996 and seeks, as its primary purpose, to enable members of Scouts Australia, who have completed the relevant Adult Training & Development program, the ability to seek, through a Recognition of Prior Learning process (RPL) externally accredited qualifications (the details of which are outlined in “scope” below).
Also, SAIT, from time to time, enters into arrangements with other organisations to provide RTO services for the Qualifications within SAIT’s scope and/or seek from other RTOs Qualifications not within its own scope. Regardless, where this occurs, a detailed ‘memorandum of understanding’ and ongoing services agreement exists and is reviewed in line with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations.
SAIT is governed by a Board of Management for strategic purposes with operational matters vested in the National Chief Executive and the Principal of SAIT.
The SAIT Board of Management reports to the National Executive Committee, an empowered body by the National Council of Scouts Australia, to attend to the strategic and operational matters of Scouts Australia.
SAIT is registered to “assess only” candidates in most of the qualifications specified within its scope. It achieves this by Candidates:
- Completing a SAIT RPL Pre Screening Checklist;
- Registering at your Branch to complete a Qualification or named Unit of Competency;
- Receiving a SAIT RPL Candidate Information Guide;
- Agreeing to the terms of enrolment;
- Completing a Consent Form; and
- Providing SAIT with their Unique Student Identifier Number – (USI) from the USI Registry System: www.usi.gov.au (This is now a compulsory VET requirement)
Assessment is usually based on the provision of a Portfolio of Evidence (see note below), though Professional Conversations may be used to attest to a competency or authenticate evidence provided.
This Portfolio of evidence may comprise either or both of:
- Scout Portfolio (endorsed by a Scouts Australia appointed Assessor)
- Third Party evidence
Regardless of source, the ‘Principles of Assessment’ and the ‘Rules of Evidence’ as defined in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations will be applied throughout the process.
Venturer Scouts, having followed the required registration / enrolment process, may earn a Certificate II in Business by documenting their involvement in their Unit as part of the Venturer Scout Award and completing the required ‘Candidate RPL Toolkit’. This will be assessed by a SAIT appointed Assessor.
Adults in Scouting, having followed the required registration / enrolment process, will through the Assessment process, present a suitable portfolio of evidence for assessment by a SAIT appointed Assessor. Again, a ‘Candidate RPL Toolkit’ will be used.
Outdoor Recreation qualifications are available to all enrolled learners, provided they are of a minimum age of 14 yrs and similarly, having followed the required registration / enrolment process, will through the Assessment process present a suitable portfolio of evidence for assessment by a SAIT appointed Assessor. Again, a ‘Candidate RPL Toolkit’ will be used.
All SAIT appointed Assessors meet the minimum standards for appointment as defined under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations, have demonstrated competency in the Qualifications and/or Units of Competency they assess and maintain the required number of continuous education hours required to be deemed to be “currently competent”. Where they do not hold a specific Unit of Competency they have supervised the completion of the assessment by a person who does hold the relevant Unit of Competency to ensure the ‘Principles of Assessment’ and the ‘Rules of Evidence’ as defined in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations have been applied throughout the process.
For more detailed information about the VET qualifications offered by SAIT, click on the relevant qualification above or visit the National Training Information Service website
For more information about the RPL accreditation process contact: The RTO Compliance Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Parkinson OAM
Principal of SAIT
SAIT and its Related Bodies Corporate incorporated in Australia is subject to the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the associated Australian Privacy Principles
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Any person wishing to make a complaint against SAIT concerning its conduct as an RTO shall have access to the complaints handling procedure. All formal complaints will be heard and decided within 15 working days of the receipt of the written complaint by Scouts Australia. The designated person to receive these complaints is the RTO Compliance Manager. Email :email@example.com
Please see attached a copy of SAIT’s Complaint Handling Policy