The national training regulator will cancel security qualifications issued to 226 individuals by former registered training organisation Sage Academy Training Pty Ltd (RTO number 41505, Sage Academy).
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) announced in January its intention to cancel the qualifications and statements of attainment issued by Sage Academy.
At the time ASQA sent notices to the affected individuals advising them of ASQA’s intention and inviting them to provide written advice stating why their qualification and/or statements of attainment should not be cancelled.
The time for students to respond has now closed and ASQA has considered all of the individual responses it has received.
ASQA has made the decision to cancel these qualifications and statements of attainment issued by Sage Academy because it believes the holders of the qualifications and statements of attainment have not been properly trained and assessed.
The strong regulatory action being taken by ASQA in this matter is based on evidence of Sage Academy’s critical non-compliance with the national training standards and the issue of qualifications and statements of attainment without providing legitimate training. This behaviour is not the typical ‘non-compliance’ detected by ASQA during its regulatory work, where training organisations are actually providing legitimate training and assessment but are not fully meeting their regulatory obligations.
ASQA is in the process of advising the individuals who were issued a qualification and/or statement of attainment by Sage Academy of the cancellation of their qualification and/or statement of attainment.
Individuals who still want to obtain a license to work in the security industry will have to regain their qualification through a different registered training provider.
Any student who disagrees with the decision to cancel their qualification may apply to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (the AAT) for a review of the decision within 28 days of receiving notification of ASQA’s decision. The application to the AAT must be submitted in writing using the AAT forms available from the AAT Registry in your capital city, or from the AAT website www.aat.gov.au. The AAT may be contacted by telephone at 1300 366 700.
Any student who requires more information may contact the ASQA Info Line on 1300 701 801 or email qualifications.review [at] asqa.gov.au.