Regulatory decisions update

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) advises that it has recently made the following regulatory decisions:

Cancellation of registration as a provider of vocational education and training (VET) services:

  • Trainer Services Pty Ltd, RTO ID 40867, trading as ‘Sydney Training Services’ and ‘Rural Training Services’, decision to take effect from 20 December 2016
  • Dransmack Pty Ltd, RTO ID 40292, trading as ‘KMC Community Service Training’, decision to take effect from 20 December 2016
  • Australian Institute Of Trades Pty. Ltd. as Trustee for the Institute of Hotel Management Australia, RTO ID 21496, trading as ‘Institute of Hotel Management Australia’, decision to take effect from 23 December 2016

Suspension/part suspension of registration as a provider of VET services:

  • Improvement Tools (QLD) Pty Ltd, RTO ID 31506, trading as ‘The Improve Group’ and ‘Improve Group Learning Solutions’. ASQA has made a decision to suspend the RTOs registration to deliver MSF30413 Certificate III in Glass and Glazing, and any new training package product that would be automatically added to the scope of registration because it is equivalent to MSF30413.

ASQA—the national VET regulator—has taken these decisions following regulatory scrutiny of each training provider. ASQA contends that each provider has not operated consistently with the applicable requirements of the VET Quality Framework, which is a condition of registration.

Review rights

Training providers subject to an adverse regulatory decision have the right to have the decision reviewed. A provider may, in certain circumstances, apply to have ASQA itself reconsider its decision. In all cases, providers can apply to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) to have ASQA’s decision reviewed. More information about review options is available on the ASQA website.

During a review or reconsideration process, the provider may seek a stay of the decision or an extension of the date the decision takes effect which permits the provider to continue to operate until the review process is finalised.

The ASQA website contains up-to-date information on the status of any review processes. It is advisable to check the website to obtain current information concerning the status of regulatory decisions.

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