Extended transition period: PMB30116 Certificate III in Polymer Processing and PMB40116 Certificate IV in Polymer Technology
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the identified learner cohort (e.g., plumbing apprentices in a specific jurisdiction where the qualification has been superseded), regardless of who made the application.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 PMB30116 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing and PMB40116 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology.
The extended training, assessment, and certification issuance period for PMB30116 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing qualification ends on 16 December 2022.
The extended training, assessment, and certification issuance period for PMB40116 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology qualification ends on 16 February 2023.
It was demonstrated to ASQA that learners would be genuinely disadvantage if they were required to transition to the replacement qualification as the significance of changes would not provide the expected outcomes for existing learners.
The PMB30116 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing and PMB40116 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology 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.