Regulator moves to cancel more security qualifications
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has announced its intention to cancel sham security or security-related qualifications and statements of attainment issued by the now de-registered training provider Sage Academy Training Pty Ltd (RTO number 41505, Sage Academy).
ASQA cancelled Sage Academy’s registration as a provider of vocational education and training (VET) in 2017 because of its critical non-compliance with the national training standards. ASQA contends that the company was issuing qualifications and statements of attainment without providing legitimate training and assessment.
This behaviour is not the typical ‘non-compliance’ detected by ASQA during its regulatory work, where training organisations are actually providing training and assessment but are not fully meeting their regulatory obligations.
ASQA is endeavouring to contact – by post, email and SMS - the individuals affected.
It is important that anyone who received a security or security-related qualification and/or statement of attainment through Sage Academy read and understand the information sent to them.
The cancellation of the qualifications and/or statements of attainment is not automatic – individuals have the opportunity to submit evidence and information to ASQA as to why their qualifications should not be cancelled.
However, should ASQA proceed to cancel the qualifications and statements of attainment, individuals who still desire to be credentialed will have to regain their qualification through another training provider.
Any student who received a security or security- related qualification from Sage Academy and has not received a letter – or anyone who would like more information – should visit www.asqa.gov.au/students/sage-academy, contact the ASQA Info Line on 1300 701 801 or email qualifications.review [at] asqa.gov.au.