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to the identified learner cohort (e.g. plumbing apprentices in a specific jurisdiction where the qualification has been superseded), regardless of who made the application.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 all skill sets from the TAE10 Training Package. The new transition date, which allows for the extended training, assessment and certification issuance period for this qualification is 5 October 2017.
Please note that new learners may continue to be enrolled in these skill sets, on the proviso that the learners will be able to complete their training and assessment and be issued their certification on or prior to the new transition date.
If you have any questions regarding this decision, please contact transitionrequest [at] asqa.gov.au