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Regulatory decisions update

12 May 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:

  • Bruce Hartwig Flying School Pty Ltd (RTO number 4439; trading as Hartwig Air and Bruce Hartwig Flying School). Decision to take effect on 9 June 2017.
  • Claredale Academy Pty Ltd (RTO number 41109). Decision to take effect from 9 June 2017
  • Industries Services Training Pty Ltd (RTO number 0860; trading as IS Australia and IS Australia Job Central). Decision to take effect from 5 June 2017.

Rejection of application to re-register as a provider of VET services:

  • National Skills Institute Pty Ltd (RTO number 22528). Decision to take effect from 9 June 2017.

ASQA—the national 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.