Performance Development Solutions:
Focusing on services which optimise the value of people.

Performance Development Solutions is a Sydney based consulting service, providing a range of Vocational Educational Training (VET) and Human Resources services to governments, not-for-profit organisations and the private sector.

Our objective is to deliver a range of quality, comprehensive services, which allow our clients to optimise the value and effectiveness of their people.

Through working directly with organisations or through RTOs and other providers, we aim to improve the level of performance of the organisation through people management and training. 

Professional Credentials

PD Solutions currently holds a Deed of Standing Offer with the National VET Regulator, to provide audit services; with the NSW Department of Education and Communities (State Training Services) to provide professional development workshops for VET practitioners and GTO audits, is on the Training Package Quality Assurance Panel and a member of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) Health Check consultant team.   

Compliance and Vocational Education and Training (VET) Consultancy Services

VET Quality Framework Internal audits for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). 
PD Solutions is certified to conduct internal audits of RTO compliance with the VET Quality Framework including the Standards for RTOs (2105). These audits identify any risks of non-compliance and we advise on risk treatment where applicable.
We recommend that audits can be a particularly valuable before renewal of registration or at any time during the registration period.

VET Quality Framework Internal audits for organisations intending to apply to become RTOs. 
PD Solutions provides internal audits of compliance services with the VET Quality Framework including the Standards for RTOs (2105) to identify any gaps in systems and documentation before an application is submitted to the appropriate VET Regulator Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) or Training Accreditation Council WA (TAC).

Audits of RTOs and training providers against contractual requirements.
PD Solutions assists organisations that have engaged RTOs to conduct training on their behalf by conducting audits against contractual requirements.

Audits of RTOs against regulatory requirements.
In some cases RTOs are authorised to deliver training and assessment services by regulators, e.g. RailCorp for Rail Industry Safety Induction (RISI) Card, ARTC for certification purposes.  PD Solutions is able to conduct audits of authorised RTOs against Terms and Conditions of Approval and any administrative guideline requirements.

Support to RTOs in assessment validation.
PD Solutions is able to lead RTO staff through processes to review training and assessment strategies and assessment tools to ensure that they meet requirements.  PD Solutions aims to transfer skills to RTO staff to ensure internal capability.

Professional Development for RTO staff and contractors. 
RTOs are required to demonstrate that training and assessment is delivered by trainers and assessors who (inter alia) continue to develop their vocational education and training (VET) knowledge and skills as well as their industry currency and trainer/assessor competence (SNR 15.4).

Human Resources and people management consultancy services

Many organisations say ‘our people are our greatest asset’ and PD Solutions offer a range of people management services to ensure this is a reality.

We will select a project team with the specific HR experience and expertise to meet your objectives and deliver a range of programs and measures throughout all levels of your organisations, from boardroom to backroom.

Performance Development Solutions have delivered effective solutions to many companies across a wide range of industries

Clients include:

In association with Realise Performance Pty Ltd:

Contact us to discuss how Performance Development Solutions can develop a sustainable performance based culture in your organisation

T + 61 2 9690 1516
M + 61 (0) 417 276 984

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"Stephen Auburn from Performance Development Solutions (PDS) has been a great resource for our company. His advice on the VET industry and the requirements for managing and maintaining our RTO have been invaluable.
With the changing nature of the VET sector and the necessary requirements for maintaining our RTO to ASQA requirements, Stephen Auburn and PD Solutions have provided excellent advice and solutions for how we manage our RTO.
Would happily recommend PD Solutions to other RTO’s and consultancy groups."

Steve Deveson | Managing Director | The Instruction Company