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to the identified learner cohort (e.g. plumbing apprentices in a specific jurisdiction where the qualification has been superseded), regardless of who made the application.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:
- MEA20515 Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance
- MEA40715 Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical)
- MEA50115 Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics)
- MEA50215 Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical)
- UEG30114 Certificate III in Gas Supply Industry Operations
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.