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Regulatory decisions update

1 November 2017

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

Cancellation of registration as a provider of vocational education and training (VET) services:

Suspension of registration as a provider of VET services:

  • The Southern Automatic Patrol Telescope Service Pty Ltd (RTO number 41083, trading as Research and Teaching Services and Cairns Centre for Drilling and Well Control). Decision to take effect from 22 November 2017. Click here to see the full published information.

ASQA - the national vocational education and training (VET) regulator - has taken these decisions following regulatory scrutiny of both training providers. ASQA contends that the providers have not operated consistently with the 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.