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Regulatory decisions update

23 March 2018

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:

  • Forking Essential Pty Ltd (RTO number 91595, trading as Forking Essential and Boston Institute of Technology). Decision to take effect from 12 April 2018.

Cancellation and full suspension of registration as a provider of VET services:

  • Dynomyte Solutions Pty Ltd (RTO number 91189, trading as Dynomyte Solutions, Ahead Education Australia, Idea Education and Ahead Education). Full suspension already in effect. Cancellation decision to take effect from 3 April 2018.

Click on the hyperlink to see the full published information of each provider.

ASQA - the national VET regulator - has taken these decisions following regulatory scrutiny of each training provider. 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. Where available, 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.