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 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to the identified learner cohort (e.g. plumbing apprentices in a specific jurisdiction where the qualification has been superseded), regardless of who made the application.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 ICP30715 Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Print Finishing). The extended training, assessment and certification issuance period for this qualification ends on 30 July 2019. Please be aware all future students should be enrolled in the replacement ICP31315 Certificate III in Print Manufacturing qualification.
If you have any questions regarding this decision, please contact transitionrequest [at] asqa.gov.au