ASQA is empowered in certain circumstances to approve transition periods longer than those detailed in Clauses 1.26 (a), (b) and (c) of the Standards for Registered Training Providers (RTOs) 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to the identified learner cohort (e.g. plumbing apprentices in a specific jurisdiction where the qualification has been superseded), regardless of who made the application.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 HLT61107 Advanced Diploma of Nursing. The extended training, assessment and certification issuance period for this qualification ends on 30 June 2018. This decision does not affect the date at which point new learners may commence training and assessment in the HLT61107 qualification. Students can start training and assessment in the qualification up to 7 June 2017.