The Truss team are getting into the swing of spring with more updates to the Truss RTO system.

Whats New
Incomplete AVETMISS

Incomplete AVETMISS on a student record will now tell you which specific sections are missing information.

Subject Editing Improvements
  • Web forms and SCORM pacakages are now shown on a new tab when editing a Subject. This allows quick attaching/removing of resources.
  • Finalise class wizard for setting dates on short courses.
  • Added the Transmit Email tool to Applications dashboard as a new tab
Online Learning Improvements
  • Online Delivery - for distance learning, you can now select a location on a class or intake that is Online Delivery. This means any students who are doing their work overseas will be able to access the student portal and learning content but won't see a map dictating where training is taking place.
  • Added options to customise the boiler plate text if there's no online learning needed or if it's online delivery and there's no current coursework.
Timetabling
  • Added Timetabling documentation
  • Optional Unit Schedule available to SMART or ENTERPRISE clients.
  • Ability to disable Advance Course Status for short classes, and ability to turn off automatic cancellation or finalisation of Intakes.
Bug Fixes
  • Course location (course numbers as locations) now hidden from Short Classes Schedule panel in a specific view
  • Validating certificates on mobile now work a lot better - specifically iPhones weren't rendering multiple page certificates
  • If a student is attached to an Employer, the name of the employer will show when adding existing students to a class
  • Trainers lodging courses went directly to Finalised rather than Pending Final Check. This has been changed back to make sure Trainers can only lodge up to Pending Final Check.

Spring is finally here! The Truss team has been working hard throughout the winter months and are proud to release the following updates to Truss RTO.

Whats New
  • Constituent Subject Periods

    This new feature allows you to supercede older units while still keeping the older unit code in the system for reporting purposes. This is used when the training.gov course code for a unit changes

  • Provider Accounts Tab

    You can now specify accounting details for a provider, so that any PDF invoices generated by the provider display payment information.

  • Added ability to link files to a Campaign URL
    Your Truss RTO system now supports adding files to Campaign URLs. Campaign URLs are addresses without an extension (e.g website.com.au/handbook) you can use these Campaign URLs to link to a file, without having to update the URL each time when the file is updated or changed. Check out our help article on

Winter is here and we have been hard at work with some great updates in the pipeline. We are pleased to announce the following updates to Truss RTO.

Whats New

  • Bulk Outcomes Editor

    Updating outcomes in bulk is now even easier and now gives you clear feedback as to where you are in the process with a progress bar. You can add additional students or units before finalising and once finished you can now easily return back to the class / intake.

    The Bulk Outcomes editor has also been improved to allow different dates per-unit, to give you a new path for easy bulk population of training plans for an entire intake.

  • Document Templates

    Truss RTO can now render templated documents in Microsoft Word format in addition to PDF templates. This allows you to produce offer letters for students, etc and be able to make ammendments after the document has been generated. Clients can find more information on creating and editing document templates by searching "PDF Document Templates" in their support portal.

  • Added ability for students to update their own USI

    When students are filling in their USI and they already have a matching record, they will be presented with the option to up...

As an RTO, you're required under the conditions of your registration to report Total VET Activity to NCVER each year (comprising any students not already reported to a State Authority). This helps ASQA and others monitor training activity and needs nationwide, and provides students who have given you a USI with a central register of their training undertaken.

If you're a funded RTO, you have to make cleanliness and validity a focus each and every month - your business's very survival may rely on it; monthly lodgements force you to keep your data clean, up to date, and in good shape.

If you're predominantly fee for service, the annual scramble to report by 28 February can be worse than a chore - it can feel like a significant strain on your business at an already cash-strapped time coming out of the Christmas period.

Each year we help many RTOs, both Truss RTO clients and those using other systems, with their annual reporting obligations. Each year the challenges shift slightly, and many RTOs are caught on the back foot.


What's changed in 2017?

NCVER publish a list of validation rule updates regularly, the most recent being available here: https://www.ncver.edu.au/__data/assets/file/0009/10143/AVS_Validation_Update_Client_Information.pdf

There are a long list of validation rule adju...

We are pleased to announce a great new feature for CRICOS RTOs that utilise Education Agents. Truss RTO now includes a dedicated Agent Portal for agents to record and manage new student applications and track leads.

This works with the recently added application management functionality to allow agents to login in to a dedicated a...

I'm very pleased to be able to make two announcements today that make Truss RTO even more affordable for Training Organisations of any size!


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One of the many stress factors when you're trying to grow a business is the cascading series of additional work that growth brings; each new step you take seems to trigger another half dozen that you have to take to catch up.

As we speak to RTOs across Australia it's become clear that per-seat licensing creates logistical issues for an RTO - How do you deal with fluctuations in your team size? What if you have casual staff?

Up until now, we've dealt with...

The November Truss RTO release has been deployed across our network.

There’s one headline new feature this month - Application Management - and a number of minor improvements.


Application Management


For our clients who have a heavy focus on longer qualifications, manage your student enquiries and convert leads into paid enrolments faster with our new application management tool. Manage all your leads in the one place, whether they come from email, phone calls or web enquiries. Attach courses and intakes to an application and be able to manage the application stages from enquiry right through to enrolment, or even use Applicatio...

Truss Education are proud to sponsor Insources' 2016 VET Policy, Compliance and Funding summit.

We're looking forward to speaking to stakeholders across the industry over two days on 22-23 November as participants engage in workshops and listen to over 20 keynote speakers from industry, regulators, and research.

If you haven't yet signed up there's still time!

http://www.insources.com.au/events/vet-policy-compliance-funding-2016

The October Truss RTO release has been deployed across our network.

There’s one headline new feature this month - CRICOS Enrolments add-on - and a number of minor improvements.

This month’s release will be great news for those that take CRICOS enrolments. We have added the ability to record all the necessary data for international students enrolling in a course under a CRICOS contract.


When enrolling a student into a CRICOS course, you will now see an additional tab marked “International”


The Truss Education team were thrilled to sponsor the 2016 National VET Conference on the sunny Gold Coast.

At a time of some upheaval and uncertainty in the VET sector Velg did an excellent job of assembling an array of speakers who covered topics from the day-to-day minutiae that goes into ensuring you deliver quality, relevant traini...