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About SAIT

The Scouts Australia Institute of Training (SAIT) is a Registered Training Organisation (No. 5443) and has its registered office at Level 1, 8 Help Street, Chatswood NSW 2067.

SAIT was first established as a Registered Training Organisation in August 1996 and seeks, as its primary purpose, to enable members of Scouts Australia, who have completed the relevant Adult Training & Development program, the ability to seek, through a Recognition of Prior Learning process (RPL) externally accredited qualifications (the details of which are outlined in “scope” below). 



Leveraging the Business Service Training Package (BSB) and the Sports Fitness and Recreation Training Package (SIS10) SAIT, under its scope, is registered to offer the following Australian qualifications:

These qualifications are issued in accordance with the Australian Qualifications Framework and SAIT complies with the current Standards for Registered Training Organisations.



SAIT can assess candidates in the qualifications specified within its scope. It achieves this by Candidates:

  State Email Phone
  ACT 02 6282 5211
  NSW 02 9735 9013
  NT 08 8948 0994
  QLD 07 3721 5716
  SA 08 8130 6055
  TAS 03 6229 9385
  VIC 03 8543 9846
  WA 08 6240 7711


The Branch will then ensure that you recieve your enrolment kit. As the candidate you will need to;



Venturer Scouts, having followed the required registration / enrolment process, may earn a Certificate II in Business by documenting their involvement in their Unit as part of the Venturer Scout Award and completing the required ‘Candidate RPL Toolkit’. This will be assessed by a SAIT appointed Assessor.

Adults in Scouting, having followed the required registration / enrolment process, will through the Assessment process present a suitable portfolio of evidence for assessment by a SAIT appointed Assessor. Again, a 'Candidate RPL Toolkit' will be used.

Outdoor Recreation qualifications are available to all enrolled learners, provided they are of a minimum age of 14 yrs and similarly, having followed the required registration / enrolment process, will through the Assessment process present a suitable portfolio of evidence for assessment by a SAIT appointed Assessor. Again, a 'Candidate RPL Toolkit' will be used. 


SAIT is governed by a Board of Management for strategic purposes with operational matters vested in the National Chief Executive and the Principal of SAIT.

The SAIT Board of Management reports to the National Executive Committee, an empowered body by the National Council of Scouts Australia, to attend to the strategic and operational matters of Scouts Australia.

SAIT, from time to time, enters into arrangements with other organisations to provide RTO services for the Qualifications within SAIT’s scope and/or seek from other RTOs Qualifications not within its own scope. Regardless, where this occurs, a detailed 'memorandum of understanding' and ongoing services agreement exists and is reviewed in line with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations.

Assessor Personnel

All SAIT appointed Assessors meet the minimum standards for appointment as defined under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations, have demonstrated competency in the Qualifications and/or Units of Competency they assess and maintain the required number of continuous education hours required to be deemed to be “currently competent”. Where they do not hold a specific Unit of Competency they have supervised the completion of the assessment by a person who does hold the relevant Unit of Competency to ensure the ‘Principles of Assessment’ and the ‘Rules of Evidence’ as defined in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations have been applied throughout the process.

For more detailed information about the VET qualifications offered by SAIT, click on the relevant qualification above or visit the National Training Information Service website

For more information about the RPL accreditation process contact: The RTO Compliance Manager on

Paul Parkinson 
Principal of SAIT


Privacy Policy

SAIT and its Related Bodies Corporate incorporated in Australia is subject to the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the associated Australian Privacy Principles

The Privacy Act regulates how private sector entities collect, use, disclose and otherwise handle personal information.

The SAIT Privacy Policy outlines how SAIT deals with the personal information we collect. People who deal with SAIT are entitled to expect that any information collected will be treated in accordance with our Australian privacy responsibilities and obligations.


Complaints Handling

Any person wishing to make a complaint against SAIT concerning its conduct as an RTO shall have access to the  complaints handling procedure. All formal complaints will be heard and decided within 15 working days of the receipt of the written complaint by Scouts Australia. The designated person to receive these complaints is the RTO Compliance Manager. Email

Please see attached a copy of SAIT’s Complaint Handling Policy