BSB training package v7.0 explained

21 October 2020

The BSB training package has undergone a significant update with the release of v7.0. The updates reflect the need to align student outcomes to current and evolving best-practice, support regulatory compliance in an increasingly digital environment and reduce repetition throughout the BSB training package. The update also sees the introduction of transferable skill elective groups and specialisation streams embedded in qualifications.

The majority of training products in the package are no longer considered equivalent, with some qualifications deleted and others merged. The number of qualifications has reduced from 62 to 37, and the number of units reduced from 559 to 409.

More information on newly-endorsed products within the BSB training package is available on the PWC's Skills for Australia website.

Transition arrangements

For training products that have been assessed as equivalent to their predecessor, ASQA will automatically update the scope of registration of RTOs and CRICOS providers who deliver those training products as an explicit item on their scope.

For all non-equivalent training products, RTOs will need to apply for the new versions through the usual application process, via asqanet. Those RTOs who also have CRICOS registration for these products will need to submit applications for both VET and CRICOS.

To lessen the disadvantage to students enrolled in the previous version of the training package, RTOs will be granted 18 months to transition out of using the superseded BSB training products. More information on transition requirements and how they apply to your RTO, qualifications and accredited courses is available at Clauses 1.26 and 1.27 in the Users’ Guide.

BSB units in non-BSB qualifications

Where a superseded BSB unit is a core or elective unit within a qualification or accredited course from a different (non-BSB) training package, delivery of the superseded unit must continue until those training products have been updated.

If a student presents a statement of attainment for a new BSB unit but their qualification or course requires the superseded unit, the RTO delivering that qualification or course needs to:

  • undertake a mapping exercise to confirm elements, performance criteria and assessment requirements have been addressed, and identify any gaps
  • conduct gap training and assessment as necessary
  • make a decision as to the student’s competency in the superseded unit.

Additional resources

PWC’s Skills for Australia has released supporting material to explain the training packages, and is conducting webinars during October 2020. Register your interest in a webinar or view the BSB interpretation manual and BSB video series.

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