- Human rights
- Training policies
- Standards for RTOs
- Unique Student Identifier (USI)
Nunkuwarrin Yunti is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) (Code: 40103) which currently offers the following accredited Vocational Education & Training (VET) courses:
The Certificate IV and Diploma courses came from recommendation 35 of the Bringing them home report, which states:
That all State and Territory Governments institute Indigenous mental health worker training through Indigenous-run programs to ensure cultural and social appropriateness.
The other accredited courses that Nunkuwarrin Yunti delivers are also orientated to working in an Aboriginal community-controlled setting.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Intervention
- Responding to Domestic and Family Violence – Workshop
- Child Safe Environments training
To apply to do any of these courses, click here.
An information handbook provides students with background to Nunkuwarrin Yunti and the policies and procedures for participating in accredited training at Nunkuwarrin Yunti. A new handbook is currently being developed and will be available here.
The following legislation is relevant to the provision of vocational education & training in South Australia:
- National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act (Cth) 2011: establishes the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator, called the Australian Skills Quality Authority
- Skilling Australia’s Workforce Act (Cth) 2005: links funding for the States and Territories to a range of conditions and targets for training outcomes.
- Skilling Australia’s Workforce (Repeal and Transitional Provisions) Act (Cth) 2005: repeals the Australian National Training Authority Act (Cth) 1992 and the Vocational Education and Training Funding Act (Cth) 1992; provides for the transitional arrangements for the transfer of functions and responsibilities from ANTA to the Department of Education, Science and Training, now the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
- Training and Skills Development Act (SA) 2008: gives authority to the Training & Skills Commission in regulating apprenticeships and traineeships. The Commission is required to consult with industry and community in developing its advice to Government.
Australian human rights legislation protects people involved in the training system, including:
- Racial Discrimination Act (Cth) 1975
- Sex Discrimination Act (Cth) 1984
- Disability Discrimination Act (Cth (1992)
- Privacy Act (Cth) 1988
- Equal Opportunity Act (SA) 1984
Relevant international human rights treaties to which Australia is a signatory include:
- International Covenant on Civil & Political Rights (ICCPR)
- International Covenant on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
- International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD)
- Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
The Australian Federal Parliament has also endorsed the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The Recognition of Prior Learning policy acknowledges the skills, knowledge, performance outcomes and learning achieved prior to undertaking a course of study with Nunkuwarrin Yunti. Prior learning may include formal learning such as work or life training and credit transfer, or informal learning including work or life experience. Candidates may apply to have their existing knowledge and skills assessed against units of competency which collectively form the qualifications offered through Nunkuwarrin Yunti.
The purpose of the Validation policy is to outline the approach taken by Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia to systematically validate and moderate assessment tools and decisions made by assessors in line with registration requirements (Standards for RTO’s 2015). Nunkuwarrin Yunti will ensure that validation and moderation occurs at least every 30 months and hat key stakeholders are involved in moderation and validation processes. Nunkuwarrin Yunti will review, compare and evaluate assessment processes, tools evidence and judgements made by a range of assessor’s against the same units of competency.
To view the standards for RTOs, click on the link below:
The objectives of the Standards are to ensure nationally consistent, high-quality training and assessment services for the clients of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) system. The purpose of these Standards is to:
- set out the requirements that an organisation must meet in order to be a registered training organisation (RTO);
- ensure that training products delivered by RTOs meet the requirements of training packages or VET accredited courses, and have integrity for employment and further study; and
- ensure RTOs operate ethically with due consideration of learners’ and enterprises’ needs.
The Standards form part of the VET Quality Framework. As defined in section 3 of the Act, the VET Quality Framework is comprised of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations, the Australian Qualifications Framework, the Fit and Proper Person Requirements, the Financial Viability Risk Assessment Requirements and the Data Provision Requirements. Compliance with the Standards is a condition for all NVR RTOs and for applicants seeking registration under the Act.
ASQA has developed this Standards Guide to assist RTOs to understand their obligations under the revised Standards for RTOs 2015. To view it, click on the following link:
All students enrolled in Nationally Accredited Training are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) prior to being issued with a parchment or Statement of Attainment.
Students are required obtain a USI and to inform the RTO of their USI.
For more information, please visit the USI website.
To view testimonials for the Diploma course, click here.