Decision information


Date of decision
Decision type
Renewal rejection
Details of decision

The Commissioners decided to:

  1. Reject, under the NVR Act s 17, the application for renewal of registration as an RTO in full, to include:
    • BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
    • BSB50215 Diploma of Business
    • BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration
    • BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management
    • BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
    • BSB80215 Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership
    • BSB80515 Graduate Certificate in Management (Learning)
    • BSB80615 Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning)
    • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
    • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
    • ICT50415 Diploma of Information Technology Networking
    • ICT50418 Diploma of Information Technology Networking
    • ICT60215 Advanced Diploma of Network Security
    • SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality
    • SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
    • SIT40416 Certificate IV in Hospitality
    • SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
    • SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management
    • SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
    • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    • 22250VIC Certificate I in EAL (Access)
    • 22251VIC Certificate II in EAL (Access)
    • 22253VIC Certificate III in EAL (Access)

with effect 35 calendar days after the date the RTO is given written notice of the decision. 

Status of decision
Settled pursuant to terms of agreement at the AAT – decision set aside
Status of review
No review available
Review information

Following AAT review, the parties reached an agreement.

It is decided by consent that the decision is set aside and in substitution:

  1.  the RTO's application for renewal of registration is granted for a period commencing on 14 October 2019 and expiring on 21 May 2025;
  2. the following conditions are imposed on the applicant's scope of registration under section 29 of the NVR Act
    1. for the duration of its registration period the applicant must retain and present to the respondent on request any completed pre-enrolment, enrolment, support and progression or training assessment records, for all VET students for all VET courses for a period of two (2) years from the date on which the student ceases to be a student;
    2. for a period of two (2) years from the date this condition is imposed, every 12 months the RTO must create and store the following information, being a detailed description of
      • how the RTO ensures its operations are quality assured as required by clause 2.1 of the Standards for RTOs, 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 for RTOs at all times; an
      • the progress of any compliance monitoring or quality assurance activity it has undertaken in relation to ensuring compliance with each clause of the Standards for RTOs in the preceding 12 months and that it has scheduled in the 12 months; and
      • annex copies of any documents created, used or relied upon to monitor and/or ensure compliance and quality as referred to in that description;
    3. for two (2) years from the date this condition is imposed, in addition to complying with the requirements of clause 1.9 of the Standards for RTOs, the RTO must within 6 months from the date this condition is imposed and every 6 months thereafter:
      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 include 2 units per qualification, from 50% of the qualifications that have been assessed in the previous 6 months;
        • must include different units than those validated in the previous validation; and
        • review a minimum of 5 students enrolled in the 2 units, with 3 of the sampled students to be selected from the applicant's Melbourne delivery locations and 2 of the sampled students to be selected from the applicant's Adelaide delivery location. Where either delivery location has not assessed any students in the previous 6 months the sample size shall be reduced accordingly;
      3. as a part of that validation the independent person must observe, in person (or by video conference if it is not reasonably practicable for the independent person to travel to both Melbourne and Adelaide delivery locations or if COVID-19 restrictions prevent the observation to be made in person), the applicant's assessor/s conducting the practical assessment of three (3) students in respect of the sampled units, for the purposes of determining whether assessment is being conducted in a manner consistent with the RTO's training and assessment strategies and assessment system, and the Standards;
      4. the independent person must produce a report detailing their findings of the validation activity and any recommendations for the RTO to improve its training and assessment system or practice and annex copies of any assessment records relating to the validation and include how any observed assessment practice was conducted;
      5. the report must include the following:
        • which training products were sampled;
        • which students were sampled, and their student identification numbers;
        • how was the sample determined (i.e. whether alphabetically, chronologically or otherwise);
        • what was reviewed;
        • whether the assessment covered each element and performance criteria of the unit of competency, and if not, what was not covered;
        • whether the performance evidence was met, and if not, what was not covered;
        • whether the knowledge evidence was met, and if not, what was not covered;
        • whether the assessment conditions were met, and if not, what was not covered;
        • whether there was sufficient frequency of application of the skills, and if not, why not or whether this was not applicable;
        • whether there was a sufficient number of real or simulated environments in which the student could demonstrate the skills, and if not, why not or whether this was not applicable; and
        • 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;
      7. the applicant must keep and store unaltered copies of each of those validation reports for the duration that this condition is imposed.