Standard 8. The RTO cooperates with the VET Regulator and is legally compliant at all times.
Standard Comments 8.1. The RTO cooperates with the VET Regulator:
a) by providing accurate and truthful responses to information requests from the VET Regulator relevant to the RTO’s registration;
b) in the conduct of audits and the monitoring of its operations;
c) by providing quality/performance indicator data;
d) by providing information about substantial changes to its operations or any event that would significantly affect the RTO’s ability to comply with these standards within 90 calendar days of the change occurring;
e) by providing information about significant changes to its ownership within 90 calendar days of the change occurring; and
f) in the retention, archiving, retrieval and transfer of records.
Obvious 8.2. The RTO ensures that any third party delivering services on its behalf is required under written agreement to cooperate with the VET Regulator:
a) by providing accurate and factual responses to information requests from the VET Regulator relevant to the delivery of services; and
b) in the conduct of audits and the monitoring of its operations.
Obvious. It must be in agreements. Note,however, that it need not be vertatim, although ASQA auditors seem to demand it. 8.3. The RTO notifies the Regulator:
a) of any written agreement entered into under Clause 2.3 for the delivery of services on its behalf within 30 calendar days of that agreement being entered into or prior to the obligations under the agreement taking effect, whichever occurs first; and
b) within 30 calendar days of the agreement coming to an end.
Obvious. 8.4. The RTO provides an annual declaration on compliance with these Standards to the VET Regulator and in particular whether it:
a) currently meets the requirements of the Standards across all its scope of registration and has met the requirements of the Standards for all AQF certification documentation it has issued in the previous 12 months; and
b) has training and assessment strategies and practices in place that ensure that all current and prospective learners will be trained and assessed in accordance with the requirements of the Standards.
Obvious 8.5. The RTO complies with Commonwealth, State and Territory legislation and regulatory requirements relevant to its operations. Obvious 8.6. The RTO ensures its staff and clients are informed of any changes to legislative and regulatory requirements that affect the services delivered. Obvious