What is a Registered Training Organisation?
As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) MFS is accredited as a provider of Nationally Recognised Training. Only RTOs can issue nationally recognised qualifications, such as the AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) In order to become an RTO, MFS training system must comply with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This framework ensures the quality of Vocational Education and Training (VET) services delivered throughout Australia. For Students this means they can be confident that the training they receive is of a high standard and the qualification they receive is nationally recognised. It VET framework provides a layer of protection for students enabling them to enrol, transfer or complete their training at any equivalent RTO, offering the same course nationwide.
For Student Pilots, one of the most important decisions you will make will be choosing the right flying school to undertake your flight and theory training. As a student pilot there are many advantages for you in choosing a Flying School, which is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO.)
Firstly, as a licenced RTO, MFS is audited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) which is the Australian Government’s department which regulates and audits all education and training providers in the state of Victoria with international students. Registered Training Organisations are held to higher standards, which are set out under the Australian Quality Framework (AQF). ASQA periodically audits our operations, documentation, processes and financial management systems. They also ensure that MFS is operating to the required standards and is able to meet our legal, financial and moral obligations to our students.
The ASQA prime area of focus ensures that MFS Flight Training Courses, Course Materials are delivered to a high standard. ASQA also ensures that students are treated fairly, and that processes and documentation are in place to resolve issues that may arise during the course of study. MFS has the following documentation and processes in place to ensure quality management of our student’s welfare and progress.
MFS commitment to operate our training business to theses standards ensures you as the student pilot receive a level of protection which does not exist in unlicensed flying schools; it is an important reason why student pilots should choose an ASQA accredited flying school. If a student pilot does not choose to learn to fly at an RTO, ASQA licensed school, they are not guaranteed the same level of protection and compliance to the AQF standards. You can learn more about ASQA at the following website www.asqa.gov.au
Australian Council of Private Education and Training (ACPET.) MFS pays an annual fee each year to a fund which is held by ACPET for the benefit of students enrolled in formal education courses with member organisations. If for some reason, MFS cannot provide the education that a student has pre-paid, ACPET will arrange alternative courses at no additional expense for the student. So any pre-paid fees by a student are protected by our membership of ACPET. You can learn more about ACPET on their website www.acpet.edu.au
What is CRICOS?
The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act requires providers of courses to international students to register their institution and the courses they offer with the Australian Government Department of Education (DOE) through the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This register is called the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).