ASQA Renews Focus on Trainer and Assessor Capability in its Regulatory Strategy 2019-2021
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ASQA Renews Focus on Trainer and Assessor Capability in its Regulatory Strategy 2019-2021

Trainer and Assessor Capability Remains High on ASQA’s Top Priorities The quality of training and assessment in RTOs continues to be a major concern for stakeholders and the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). The agency has now made quality of training a focus of their 2016-17, 2017- 18, and 2018 -20 regulatory strategies. The introduction…

Australian Government Announces Reforms to ASQA
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Australian Government Announces Reforms to ASQA

In a joint media release made on Friday 27 September 2019, the Australian Government has announced that it was implementing reforms to the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector. Highlights The Australian Government announced reforms to the agency responsible for regulating the vocational education and…

AISC Rolls Out Major Changes to Foundations Skills Training Package
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AISC Rolls Out Major Changes to Foundations Skills Training Package

Big news for RTOs currently delivering or planning to deliver the highly popular Foundations Skills qualifications! The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has approved the Case for Endorsement for the FSK training packages with the changes expected to be reflected on the training.gov.au website this October 2019. The Foundation Skills training package encompasses three…

ASQA Sets Direction for Australia’s International Education Sector in Regulatory Strategy 2019-21
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ASQA Sets Direction for Australia’s International Education Sector in Regulatory Strategy 2019-21

Australia’s International Educational Sector Highlighted in ASQA’s Regulatory Strategy 2019-21 Numbers released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) showed that the total number of international student (studying both onshore and offshore) increased by 10.4% to an estimated 185,300 students. This growing number of overseas students enrolling in VET has resulted to an…

Four NEW Work Health and Safety Qualifications – Is Your RTO READY?
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Four NEW Work Health and Safety Qualifications – Is Your RTO READY?

AISC Releases 4 Work Health and Safety Qualifications and Creates 7 New Units of Competency The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) in an earlier communique announced the outcome of its recent meeting held on June 5, 2019. Information released includes details on some of the training packages which are currently being reviewed and those…

ASQA Outlines Regulatory Strategy 2019-2021 for RTO Initial Registration and Change of Ownership
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ASQA Outlines Regulatory Strategy 2019-2021 for RTO Initial Registration and Change of Ownership

ASQA Regulatory Strategy Updates for Initial Registration and RTO Transfer of Ownership The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) recently released its Regulatory Strategy 2019-2021, setting out the agency’s priorities to 2021. Included in ASQA’s regulatory strategy are the changes in the application process for new Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and RTO or CRICOS ownership. What…

ASQA Extends Transition Period for BSB42615 Certificate IV in New Small Business
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ASQA Extends Transition Period for BSB42615 Certificate IV in New Small Business

ASQA Extends Transition Period for BSB42615 Certificate IV in New Small Business ASQA recently announced that it is extending the transition period for BSB42615 Certificate IV in New Small Business. The BSB42615 has been superseded by the BSB42618 Certificate IV in New Business which is included in the Business Services Package 3.0 released at the…

Is Your RTO Ready To Deliver The Latest Early Childhood Education Qualifications?
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Is Your RTO Ready To Deliver The Latest Early Childhood Education Qualifications?

Wondering what the latest development on the proposed changes with Children’s Education and Care Training Package? If you’re one of the RTOs currently delivering the various qualifications and units of competency under this training package, then this article can help you get up to date information on the latest developments. The Training for early childhood…

Important Deadline – ASQA RTO Quality Indicator Data Due 30 June 2019
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Important Deadline – ASQA RTO Quality Indicator Data Due 30 June 2019

Don’t Miss The 30 June 2019 Deadline To Submit Your Quality Indicator Data 30 June 2019 – Submit your 2018 quality indicator data to qidata@asqa.gov.au The next item on the all-important checklist is for RTOs to submit their 2018 quality indicator data by 30 June 2019. This can be accomplished by completing the form on…

TAE40116 Extension – A Regulatory Disaster!
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TAE40116 Extension – A Regulatory Disaster!

The Lastest on TAE40116 Blunders Well, it was no surprise to me when I received the Department of Education and Training memo outlining the extension to the requirements for Trainers and Assessors to June 30 2019. Many of you may know that I have been very vocal in my critique about the regulators handling of…