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Regulatory decisions update

30 October 2017

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has cancelled the registration of 19 training providers after they failed to provide important training data, their annual declaration on compliance, or both.

Each registered training organisation (RTO) is required to submit data of its Total VET Activity (TVA) conducted in the previous calendar year and a declaration on its compliance with the Standards for RTOs each year. The deadline to provide each was 31 March 2017.

“The overwhelming majority of training providers complied with the requirements and submitted both their TVA data and declaration on compliance,” ASQA Chief Commissioner Mark Paterson said.

“ASQA’s decision to cancel the registration of these providers follows repeated reminders giving ample opportunity to meet the requirements as well as notices of intention issued prior to the cancellation decision being made.”

TVA data and the declaration on compliance are used by ASQA and other agencies to inform regulatory activity and overall management of the VET sector.

Registration cancelled for not reporting 2016 TVA data and annual declaration on compliance:

Registration cancelled for not reporting annual declaration on compliance only:

Registration cancelled for not reporting 2016 TVA data only:

NOTE: Click on the hyperlink for each provider to view the full published information on the decision.

All decisions take effect on 1 November 2017.

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.