Extended transition period: MSL50116 Diploma of Laboratory

15 March 2019

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has approved an extension to the transition period for MSL50116 Diploma of Laboratory Technology.

The extended training, assessment and certification issuance period for this qualifications will end on 19 July 2020. Please be aware all future students should be enrolled in the replacement qualification MSL50118 Diploma of Laboratory Technology.

ASQA, the national vocational education and training (VET) regulator, is empowered in certain circumstances to approve transition periods longer than those detailed in Clauses 1.26 (a), (b) and (c) of the Standards for Registered Training Providers (RTOs) 2015.

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the identified learner cohort (e.g. plumbing apprentices in a specific jurisdiction where the qualification has been superseded), regardless of who made the application.

If you have any questions regarding this decision, please contact transitionrequest@asqa.gov.au

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