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First Aid Standards Australia was launched to create a standard professional development site that allowed all trainers to be able to demonstrate to the RTO that they have covered all the necessary requirements for a first aid trainer.

AQSA requires:


1. Meeting vocational competency requirements

A trainer’s vocational competency means that they have the particular skills and knowledge relevant to the industry area in which they are delivering. Your RTO must ensure it has trainers and assessors who are vocationally competent to deliver all units you are training and this site allows you to demonstrate this requirement


2. Meeting current industry skills requirements

To provide training that reflects current industry practice and valid assessment, your RTO’s trainers and assessors must have current skills in their industry area.

Currency in skills will depend on the industry area. Some industries operate in an environment where continual changes to technology or societal needs could mean that resources and processes are quickly out of date. It is only through keeping up to date with the requirements of industry, and by regularly engaging with industry, that an RTO operating in such industries will understand which industry skills a trainer and assessor needs.


3. Meeting vocational training, learning and assessment requirements

Your RTO must ensure that:

  • training and assessment is only delivered by trainers and assessors who have current knowledge and skills in vocational training and learning, and
  • it has ensured all trainers and assessors undertake professional development in the fields of the knowledge and practice of vocational training, learning and assessment, including competency-based training and assessment.


4. Meeting ‘current knowledge and skills in vocational training and learning’ requirements

Training and assessment can only be delivered by trainers and assessors who have current knowledge and skills in vocational training and learning. This is to ensure that training and assessment is relevant to a learner’s needs.

Having current knowledge and skills in vocational training and learning means that a trainer and assessor has contemporary knowledge of the vocational education and training (VET) environment and is able to apply this knowledge to the training and assessment they deliver.