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...

The September Truss RTO release is now being gradually deployed across our network.

This month's update introduces two brand new major features, the Student Merge Tool and Booking Options, as well as a range of minor improvements.


Student Merge Tool

The next time you click on Student Database underneath Student Management in your left hand sidebar, you might see the following prompt:


The Truss RTO system will now scan through all available student records and attempt to identify potential duplicate records to merge. Duplicates might arise when students enrol without a USI, or data has...

Continuing our introduction to Truss RTO video series, today we will focus on on Delivering Certificates to Students and the QR Code validation process. Today’s video starts with a course that has already been run and is now in the “Awaiting Results” stage.


We begin on the dashboard screen, a common screen that you will be using often in your Truss RTO system, and search for the class in the “Classes awaiting Results” menu underneath “Class Management”. We have colour coded the sidebar for extra readability, and split the different management sections off into their own area. These sections can be locked down to specific users if need be.


Once we’ve found the c...

Today’s Truss RTO introductory walkthrough video covers the basics of the Scheduled Email delivery system. This system is used to schedule the delivery of templated emails or SMS messages to students, trainers, co-providers or any other contact type stored in your Truss RTO system. It’s used to send out reminder emails and other notifications automatically, a set-it and forget-it email system that works for you.


As per normal we begin the video on the Dashboard screen, and click on the “Training Admin” category and then on “Scheduled Notifications”. The example scenario that we cover in today’s video is to send a reminder to complete pre-course work 3 days before the course...

This is the first in a series of blog posts that will highlight some specifics of how the Truss RTO software system works. Today’s video walks you through the complete online booking process for a short course from start to finish, exactly as a student would see it.

We start on the course booking calendar which shows a simple list of example short courses. If your RTO offers an array of short courses, units or programs, booking dates are separated by course type further down the page.

As we continue with the booking process, the student completes some basic information for the short course so that the Truss RTO system can take payment online and reserve themselves a s...

To help us continue our growth as we bring on more RTO clients and consolidate our product's functionality, we're looking for an Operations Manager.

Reporting to the Directors and the CEO, you'll have a hand in most day-to-day operations, whether in guidance, developing procedures, or monitoring.

This role would be perfectly suited for someone who has a long background in the RTO and/or software space, ideally with some sales experience (though note this is not a sales role!)

Key responsibilities include:
    • Drive growth and business development to ensure revenue targets are exceeded by the Sales tea...

As every month from here on, we have a set of enhancements rolling out to our clients. There are a couple of larger items, and a few small adjustments.

The following enhancements will be rolled out to Truss RTO users this Monday 1st August (prior to 9:00AM):

  • Updated view of a student's payment status (in a Class, and on their Enrolment record)
  • Improved Payment Journal design and layout
  • Restricting access to the Student Portal to enrolled/invited students only
  • New Electives Table: Pre-filling dates & content on child units inside a Skill Set
  • Changes to configuration for non-reportable subjects (so you don't have to captu...

As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, we are pleased to announce that the following enhancements will be rolled out to Truss RTO users this Thursday 21st July (prior to 9:00AM):

  • Updated design and page structure of the Student Portal
  • Updated design and structure of the left-hand menu (Sidebar) when logged in as an Administrator to Truss RTO


Student Portal

We believe that the Student Portal update provides an improved experience for your students before, during AND after training (reducing student confusion and therefore trainer and admin burden). We have made it clearer what (if any) pre-co...