Extended transition period: SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness
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 specific cases.
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 ASQA regulated RTOs delivering the specific training product to the identified learner cohort regardless of who made the application.
ASQA has recently approved the extended transition request for SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness to 30 September 2023 for ASQA regulated RTOs commencing delivery of the qualification to Year 11 students in 2022 as a VET in Schools program.
It was demonstrated to ASQA that learners would be genuinely disadvantaged if they were required to transition to the replacement qualification as the significance of change 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 decision to extend the transition end date for this qualification was supported by the Sport and Recreation Industry Reference Committee.
The SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness qualification will remain on ASQA regulated RTOs scope of registration until the end of the extended transition period unless the RTO chooses to withdraw it from scope beforehand.