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
- First Choice Institute Pty Ltd (RTO number 41349). Decision to take effect from 19 September 2018.
- Institute of Training Pty Ltd (RTO number 91647, trading as Institute of Training Pty Ltd, Armor Training Academy and Armor Security Training Academy). Decision to take effect from 21 September 2018.
- Australian International College Pty Ltd (RTO number 41215). Decision to take effect from 21 September 2018.
Rejection of application to renew registration and cancellation of registration as a provider of VET services
- Apeiron Asia Pty Ltd (RTO number 40585, trading as Chambers Institute, Chambers International, Focus Learning and Focus English). Decision to take effect from 17 September 2018.
Click on the hyperlink to see additional information and updates for each decision.
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.
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.