Chief Executive Officer – Position Description

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What are the responsibilities of a CEO within an RTO? This Position Description covers the role and responsibilities of the CEO

Position Description - Chief Executive Officer CEO

Recruiting the right person for your organisation is crucial, that is why you need to ensure that it is clear what are your expectations of the CEO within your RTO, including what are their KPIs and responsibilities against the Standards for RTOs.

This document identifies the key performance requirements of an CEO, including the skills and knowledge a CEO should have to be able to successfully manage their role.

This position description should be signed by the CEO and placed onto the employees file, providing evidence that they agree with the role and responsibilities of the position.

Ensuring compliance with Clause 7.1—Authorised officers

RTOs are responsible for:

  • ensuring authorised officers are in place and vested with sufficient authority to ensure compliance
  • ensuring authorised officers meet Fit and Proper Person Requirements.

To operate effectively, managers must have authority to ensure that their RTO complies with the Standards at all times. If your RTO is part of a larger organisation, it is particularly important that the people actually managing the RTO are able to make decisions that ensure compliance.

All executive officers (defined by the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (NVR Act) as anyone who has a role in managing the RTO or who owns more than 15 per cent) and high managerial agents (defined by the NVR Act as anyone with responsibilities that may represent the organisation) of your RTO must meet all relevant criteria of the Fit and Proper Person Requirements at all times as outlined in Schedule 3.


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