The overriding objectives of the proposed standards are to be flexible and responsive to industry, less onerous, reduce costs for RTOs and less of a regulatory burden for RTOs. Furthermore the national training system is to be industry led, using appropriately skilled trainers and assessors capable of delivering high quality outcomes. As such, REIA supports the overall direction of the proposals relating to improving standards and feels that the proposals should be welcomed by those RTOs that provide quality training. 3 There are, however, a number of areas that REIA feels present some practical difficulties which if addressed would improve the workability of the current proposals. REIA’s submission outlines these. Whilst REIA’s comments relate to the training of real estate professions they would be applicable to other sectors as well.