ASQA approves extended transition period for AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture until 6 April 2022

23 August 2021

In some cases, ASQA is empowered to approve transition periods longer than those detailed in Clauses 1.26 (a), (b) and (c) of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015.

In accordance with the General Direction – Learner transition, ASQA will only consider applications for a longer transition period where it can be demonstrated that there would be genuine disadvantage to a cohort of learners if such an extension was not approved.

ASQA has recently approved an extended transition period AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture. The extended training, assessment and certification issuance period for this qualification ends on 6 April 2022.

This extended transition period applies to all learners who are not part of an apprentice or trainee cohort. For apprentice or trainee cohorts, ASQA has previously granted an extended transition period to 16 December 2022.

It was demonstrated to ASQA that learners would be genuinely disadvantage if they were required to transition to the replacement qualification as the significance of changes would not provide the expected outcomes for existing learners.

The AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture will remain on RTOs scope of registration until the end of the extended transition period unless the RTO chooses to withdraw it from scope prior.

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