ASQA approves extended transition period for AHC50516 Diploma of Arboriculture until 6 April 2022
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.
Where ASQA has approved an extended transition period, that arrangement applies to all RTOs delivering the specific training product to the identified learner cohort (e.g. plumbing apprentices in a specific jurisdiction where the qualification has been superseded), regardless of who made the application.
It was demonstrated to ASQA that learners would be genuinely disadvantage if they were required to transition to the replacement qualification. This extended transition period minimises the disruption and disadvantage for existing students caused by the changes to the replacement qualification, and the impact of COVID on the delivery of training.
The AHC50516 Diploma of 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.