ASQA approves extended transition period for NWP30215 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations and NWP20115 Certificate II in Water Industry Operations until 31 December 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.
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to the identified learner cohort (e.g. plumbing apprentices in a specific jurisdiction where the qualification has been superseded), regardless of who made the application.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 due to ongoing impact related to drought, bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NWP30215 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations and NWP20115 Certificate II in Water Industry Operations 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.