Following AAT review of ASQA's cancellation decision, the following conditions are imposed on the provider's registration under section 29(1) of the NVR Act for a period of 12 months:
- The RTO must retain, and provide to ASQA within 28 days on request, copies of completed student assessment records for a period of eighteen (18) months from the date of completion.
- The RTO must not apply to add any new VET courses to its scope, until to the completion of a future audit conducted by ASQA, or within 12 months from the date of this Decision, whichever is the earlier.
- On or before 1 October 2020, the RTO must complete a validation process of 20% of the units of competency from each VET course on scope, pursuant to clauses 1.9-1.11 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 (Standards).
As part of the validation process, the RTO must engage a suitably qualified and independent validator* to review a sample of three (3) completed student assessment files from each units of competency so validated, to assess compliance with clause 1.8 of the Standards.
*Independent Validator means a person who is not employed or subcontracted by the RTO (or any third party) to provide training and assessment; and otherwise has no involvement or interest in the operations of the RTO, but for the validation process.
A validation report must be prepared, and presented to ASQA on request, setting out the findings from the validation process, including any recommendations made and action taken as a result of such recommendations. Primary evidence of all documents referred to the validation report must also be retained and presented to ASQA on request.
- On or before 1 February 2021, the RTO must prepare a report after the above validation process is complete, outlining the steps taken to implement any recommendations from the validation report. Primary evidence of any documents referred to in this further report must also be retained and presented to ASQA on request.
- On or before 1 April 2021, the RTO must conduct an internal audit, with the assistance of an independent and suitably qualified consultant, to assess its compliance with the Standards, with a particular focus on:
- Governance and management (clauses 2, 7 and 8).
- Third party compliance monitoring (clauses 2 and 8).
- Training and assessment practices (clause 1).
- This review must be completed by 1 May 2021, by which time a report must be prepared with the assistance of the external consultant and presented to ASQA on request. The report must set out any recommendations, and actions taken as a result of such recommendations, including primary evidence of all documents referred to in the report.
Note: Once the Applicant has satisfied or otherwise completed the actions required in the conditions , the conditions are removed.