121966

Provider number
121966
Trading name
Imperial College of Technology and Management, IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, The Imperial College of Australia
Managerial agent
Chief Executive - Mr Paramjit Jaswal; Director - Paramjit Singh Jaswal; Secretary - Paramjit Singh Jaswal
Decision type
Condition/s
Details of decision

Following AAT review of ASQA's decision to reject the RTO's application for renewal, the following conditions are imposed under section 29 of the NVR Act on the RTO's registration:

  1. the Applicant must not enrol more than:
    1. 100 students in qualifications on its scope of registration in the six months following the date of this decision; and
    2. 150 students in qualifications on its scope of registration in the 12 months following the date of this decision;
  2. for the period of the registration under the NVR Act, the Applicant must retain and present to ASQA on request, any completed pre-enrolment, enrolment, support and progression or training assessment records, for all of its VET students for all VET courses for a period of two years from the date on which the student ceases to be a student of the Applicant;
  3. for the period of registration under the NVR Act, every six months the Applicant must create and store the following information (in a format that is able to be produced electronically on request within five business days to ASQA), being a detailed description (signed by the Applicant’s Chief Executive Officer) of:
    1. how the Applicant ensures its operations are quality assured as required by clause 2.1 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 (Standards), including by detailing its systems and processes and the implementation of those systems and processes to ensure it complies with each clause of the Standards at all times; and
    2. the progress of the Applicant’s compliance monitoring or quality assurance activity that it has undertaken in relation to ensuring compliance with each clause of the Standards in the preceding six months (of the date of ASQA’s request) and that it has scheduled in the next six months; and
    3. annex copies of all documents created, used or relied upon to monitor and/or ensure compliance and quality of the delivery of its VET courses;
  4. the Applicant must create, implement and monitor a plagiarism and cheating policy (P&C Policy), specifically;
    1. for the period of the Applicant’s registration under the NVR Act, the P&C Policy must require a suitably qualified independent person (who has the training and assessment qualification or assessor skill set, at least to the level being reviewed), every six months, to review a representative sample of students, as reasonably determined by the independent person, to:
      1. conduct checks of the Applicant’s student work to ensure it is not plagiarised from other students or any other source;
      2. invigilate a representative sample of the Applicant’s student assessments to ensure cheating is not occurring; and
      3. through any other appropriate method, determine that the work of an individual learner, being a student of the Applicant, is in fact the work of that learner;
    2. the independent person must produce a report with their findings and any recommendations, and for the period of registration of the Applicant under the NVR Act, the Applicant must retain that report (in a format that is able to be produced electronically on request within five business days to ASQA); and
    3. the Applicant must act on any recommendations given by the independent person in those reports within 30 calendar days of any such recommendations being made;
  5. for the period of registration under the NVR Act, in addition to complying with the requirements of clause 1.9 of the Standards, the Applicant must every 12 weeks from the date of this decision:
    1. engage a suitably qualified independent person (who has vocational currency in the training product being validated and the training and assessment qualification or assessor skill set, at least to the level being validated) to conduct validation, and the production of a report of that validation, of assessment practices and judgements for each training product, if the product is being currently delivered;
    2. that validation must be of a representative sample of all the Applicant’s students enrolled in the product and any report must detail how the sample was determined;
    3. as part of that validation, the independent person must observe, in person (or by video conference, if Covid-19 restrictions prevent the observation to be made in person), the Applicant’s assessors conducting assessment of students for a minimum of two hours for each product being validated on the Applicant’s scope and the entire summative assessment for at least three students per course; to determine whether assessment is being conducted in a manner consistent with the Applicant’s training and assessment strategies and assessment system, and in compliance with the Standards;
    4. the independent person must produce a report detailing their findings of the validation activity and any recommendations for the Applicant to improve its training and assessment system or practice; and annex copies of any assessment records relating to the validation and include a description as to how any observed assessment practice was conducted;
    5. the report referred to in the above subparagraph must include the following a description of:
      1. which training products were sampled;
      2. which students were sampled, and their student identification numbers;
      3. how the sample was determined (i.e. whether alphabetically, chronologically or otherwise);
      4. what was reviewed;
      5. whether the assessment covered each element and performance criteria of the unit of competency; and if not, what was not covered;
      6. whether the performance evidence was met; and if not, what was not covered;
      7. whether the knowledge evidence met; and if not, what was not covered;
      8. whether the assessment conditions were met and if not, what was not covered;
      9. whether there was sufficient frequency of application of the skills; and if not, why not or whether this was not applicable;
      10. whether there was a sufficient number of real or simulated environments in which the student could demonstrate their skills; and if not, why not or whether this was not applicable; and
      11. whether the report writer was satisfied that each sampled student had the industry level skills and competency required by the unit readily able to be deployed in the particular vocation; and if not, why not
    6. the Applicant must act upon any findings of the validation report as soon as reasonably practicable; and
    7. the Applicant must keep and store unaltered copies of each of those validation reports for its period of registration under the NVR Act.
Date of decision
Effective date
Status of decision
In effect
Status of review
No review available