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Regulatory decisions update

13 April 2017

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:

  • Transnational Compliance Management Pty Ltd (RTO number 41034; trading as Transnational Education
  • Ashton Lee Pty Ltd as trustee for the Ashton Lee Family Trust (RTO number 41096; trading as Training & Personnel Australia)

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

  • Merage Group Pty Ltd (RTO number 91798; trading as Merage Global Institute of Technology

All decisions are to take effect from 8 May 2017.

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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