Extended transition period for qualifications in MEM05 Metal and Engineering Training Package

27 October 2022

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 Guidance for Providers – Learner Transitions, 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.

ASQA has recently approved an extended transition period for qualifications in the MEM05 Metal and Engineering Training Package for CRICOS registered RTOs delivering the specific training product listed below. The extended training, assessment and certification issuance period for these qualifications ends on 31 January 2024: - 

  • MEM30205 - Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (for international students only)
  • MEM30305 - Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (for international students only)

Please be aware this extension applies to currently enrolled international students only.

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.

ASQA consulted Victorian Registration and Qualification Authority (VRQA) and Training Accreditation Council Western Australia (TAC WA) for this extended transition request.

The qualifications in the MEM05 Metal and Engineering Training Package listed above will remain on ASQA’s CRICOS registered 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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