The Commissioners decided to:
- Reject, under the NVR Act s 17, the application for renewal of registration as an RTO in full, to include:
- BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management
- BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management
- BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
- CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry
- CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating
- CPC31311 Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling
- CPC31411 Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing
- CPC31511 Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework
- CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
- CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
with effect 35 calendar days after the date the RTO is given written notice of the decision.
The decision has been stayed by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) subject to the following conditions:
- the Applicant shall not enrol or commence any student in a unit or units of competency the subject of these proceedings;
- the Applicant shall not issue any diploma, statement of attainment or other qualification to any student;
- the Applicant shall not advertise, market, or cause to be advertised or marketed, any nationally accredited vocational education and training regulated by the Respondent;
- the Applicant shall not conduct any assessment of a student or students, other than the collection of evidence from students;
- the Applicant shall, by close of business on 8 November 2019, provide in writing to every enrolled student, and publish or cause to be published on its website, a notice in the following form:
“Important information for students
On 2 September 2019, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) issued a notice to AAA Swiss Training Pty Ltd (AST) of its decision to reject AST's application for renewal of registration under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (Cth) on the basis of alleged non-compliance with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015.
AST has applied to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal to review ASQA's decision.
It is anticipated the hearing of the application will take place in the first quarter of 2020.
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal has ordered that the operation of ASQA's decision be stayed, pending the determination of AST's application, subject to specified conditions. These conditions include that AST shall not enrol any new students, shall not conduct any assessment (other than the collection of evidence from students), and shall not issue any qualifications.".