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:
- Sand Goanna Institute Pty Ltd (RTO number 32143, trading as Sand Goanna Institute and Freedom Institute Australia). Decision currently on-hold pending review (see below).
- International Institute Melbourne Pty Ltd (RTO number 41118). Decision to take effect from 18 December 2017.
- K & S Biddell Pty Ltd (RTO number 40369, trading as Elite Children's Services). Decision to take effect from 18 December 2017.
- Blanch Family Holdings Pty Ltd (RTO number 40834, trading as Balanced Training Solutions, Fifth Level Training and Holistic Training Company). Decision to take effect from 18 December 2017.
Cancellation of registration and rejection of application to re-register as a provider of VET services:
- Australian College of Business and Training Pty Ltd (RTO number 40493). Decisions to take effect from 18 December 2017.
Click on the hyperlink to see the full published information of each provider.
ASQA - the national vocational education and training (VET) regulator - has taken these decisions following regulatory scrutiny of both training providers. ASQA contends that the providers have not operated consistently with the requirements of the VET Quality Framework, which is a condition of registration.
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.