Legislation

AOT abide by all relevant legislative and regulatory requirements. Any changes to legislative and regulatory requirements that may affect the delivery of training and assessment will be reflected in updated policies and published in ‘Announcements’ inside your online course.

This includes, but is not limited to:

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011

Objectives of the National Vocational Education and Training act 2011 are:

  • To establish a system for the effective and efficient provision of high quality vocational education and training to meet the immediate and future needs of industry and the community
  • To support the continued development of high quality training by and within industry
  • To facilitate the provision of vocational education and training that is relevant to employment and encourages the generation of employment opportunities
  • To regulate the registration of training organisations within each State / Territory

Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTO) 2015

The purpose of these Standards is to:

  • set out the requirements that an organisation must meet in order to be an 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.

Student Identifiers Act 2014

Generally, a registered training organisation must not issue a VET qualification or VET statement of attainment to an individual after 2014 unless the individual has a unique student identifier. This is known as a USI.

Disability Standards for Education 2005

The Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards) clarify the obligations of education and training providers and seek to ensure that students with disability can access and participate in education on the same basis as other students. The Standards were formulated under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and came into effect in August 2005.

Work Health and Safety Act 2011

The main object of this Act is to provide for a balanced and nationally consistent framework to secure the health and safety of workers and workplaces.

The Privacy Act 1988

The Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) regulates how personal information is handled. The Privacy Act defines personal information as:
…information or an opinion, whether true or not, and whether recorded in a material form or not, about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable.

Common examples are an individual’s name, signature, address, telephone number, date of birth, medical records, bank account details and commentary or opinion about a person.

Copyright Act 1968

The copyright conferred by the Copyright Act is a bundle of exclusive rights in relation to the work or material in question. They include the rights:

  • to copy or reproduce the work;
  • to make an adaptation of it;
  • to publish it;
  • to perform it in public; and
  • to broadcast it to the public.

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity

AOT are subject to Acts which prohibit discriminatory practices which include:

  • Racial Discrimination Act 1975
  • Sex Discrimination Act 1984
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and
  • Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986

These different acts ensure that there is no discrimination based on:

  • Sex
  • Marital status
  • Parental status
  • Age
  • Race/culture
  • Disability
  • Religious beliefs

Electronic Transactions Act 1999

The object of this Act is to provide a regulatory framework that:

  • recognises the importance of the information economy to the future economic and social prosperity of Australia; and
  • facilitates the use of electronic transactions; and
  • promotes business and community confidence in the use of electronic transactions; and
  • enables business and the community to use electronic communications in their dealings with government.

Fair Work Act 2009

This Act relates to workplace relations in Australia.