Extended transition period: 6 qualifications from the HLT Health Training Package until 24 December 2022

17 September 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to the identified learner cohort (e.g. plumbing apprentices in a specific jurisdiction where the qualification has been superseded), regardless of who made the application.

ASQA has recently approved an extended transition period for the following qualifications from the HLT Health Training Package. The extended training, assessment and certification issuance period for this qualification ends on 24 December 2022.

  • HLT21015 Certificate II in Medical Service First Response
  • HLT31015 Certificate III in Ambulance Communication (Call Taking)
  • HLT31115 Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport
  • HLT41015 Certificate IV in Ambulance Communications (Dispatch)
  • HLT41115 Certificate IV in Health Care
  • HLT51015 Diploma of Paramedical Science

It was demonstrated to ASQA that learners would be genuinely disadvantage if they were required to transition to the replacement qualifications due to ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The qualifications 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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