In some cases, ASQA is empowered to approve transition periods longer than those detailed in Clauses 1.26 (a), (b) and (c) of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015.
ASQA will only consider applications for a longer transition period where it can be demonstrated that there would be genuine disadvantage to a cohort of learners if such an extension was not approved.
Where ASQA has approved an extended transition period, that arrangement applies to all RTOs delivering the specific training product to the identified learner cohort (e.g. plumbing apprentices in a specific jurisdiction where the qualification has been superseded), regardless of who made the application.
ASQA has recently approved an extended transition period for the following qualifications:
- RGR30108 Certificate III in Racing (Trackrider)
- RGR30208 Certificate III in Racing (Advanced Stablehand)
- RGR40108 Certificate IV in Racing (Racehorse Trainer)
- RGR40208 Certificate IV in Racing (Jockey)
The extended training, assessment and certification issuance period for this qualification ends on 31 December 2019.
The qualifications will remain on RTOs scope of registration until the end of the extended transition period, unless the RTO chooses to withdraw it from scope prior.