ASQA is conducting two strategic reviews in 2016-17.
These reviews will focus on:
- examining the duration of vocational education and training (VET) courses, and
- assessing VET FEE-HELP program providers of concern (in line with ASQA’s regulatory strategy).
ASQA’s previous strategic reviews have identified very short courses as a particular risk that may prevent students from gaining all of the skills and competencies they should be getting from VET courses. The results of the review into course duration will be released in 2017.
The proposed 2016 VET FEE-HELP strategic review has been developed in consultation with the Department of Education and Training and responds to the findings of the ASQA 2015 VET FEE-HELP targeted audit program. This review will not result in a detailed report; however, ASQA will release a statement once the regulatory decisions are finalised.