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:

  • Parkroo International Leadership College Pty Ltd (RTO number 41006) trading as Parkroo International Leadership College Pty. Ltd. This decision is to take effect from 12 December 2016.
  • Beauty & Hair Academy of Australia Pty Ltd (RTO number 21573) trading as Beauty & Hair Academy of Australia Pty Ltd. This decision is to take effect from 8 December 2016.

Rejection/part-rejection of an application to re-register provider of VET services:

  • Alertforce Pty Ltd (RTO number 91826) trading as Australian Institute of OHS; Australian Institute of WHS; and AlertForce. The provider has applied for reconsideration of the decision by ASQA. The provider’s registration has been extended to allow the reconsideration process to proceed.

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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