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Regulatory decisions update

10 November 2016

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) advises that it has recently made the following regulatory decisions:

Rejection/part-rejection of application to re-register provider of VET:

  • Charles Institute of Technology Australia Pty Ltd (RTO 91849) trading as Charles Institute of Technology
    • rejection of application to renew registration as an RTO
    • rejection of application to change its scope of registration

Following an application by the provider, ASQA’s decision has been stayed pending the determination of a review of the decisions by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

  • Plumbing Electrical Electronic and Refrigeration Vocational Education Employment and Training Inc (RTO 7027 trading as Peer Veet)
    • rejection of application to renew registration as an RTO

Following an application by the provider, ASQA’s decision has been stayed pending the determination of a review of the decisions by the AAT.

  • The Robinson Education Centre (RTO 90449) trading as The Robinson College
    • This provider’s application to renew its registration was approved, however the following qualifications were removed from its scope of registration
      • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
      • CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging
      • RIIMP0318D Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
      • RIIMP0318E Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
      • TLILIC2001 Licence to operate a forklift truck
      • TLILIC2001A Licence to operate a forklift truck and
      • any new training package product that would be automatically added to the scope of registration because it is equivalent to one which appears above.

The decision took effect on 29 September 2016.

Suspension/part-suspension of registration as a provider of VET:

  • Berkeley Business Institute Pty Ltd (RTO 40693, formerly Castle Business Institute)
    • Suspension of the following qualification from the RTO’s scope of registration
      • BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration and any new training package product that would be automatically added to the scope of registration because it is equivalent.

The decision took effect on 19 October 2016.

ASQA - the national vocational education and training (VET) regulator - has taken these decisions following regulatory scrutiny of each training provider. ASQA contends that each provider has not operated consistently with the applicable requirements of the VET Quality Framework, which is a condition of registration.

Review rights

Training providers subject to an adverse regulatory decision have the right to have the decision reviewed. A provider may, in certain circumstances, apply to have ASQA itself reconsider its decision. In all cases, providers can apply to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) to have ASQA’s decision reviewed. More information about review options is available on the ASQA website.

During a review or reconsideration process, the provider may seek a stay of the decision or an extension of the date the decision takes effect which permits the provider to continue to operate until the review process is finalised.

The ASQA website contains up-to-date information on the status of any review processes. It is advisable to check the website to obtain current information concerning the status of regulatory decisions.