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Regulatory decisions update

11 January 2017

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

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

  • CTM Training Solutions Pty Ltd (RTO 90981). Decision to take effect from 3 September 2016;
  • Green Pty Ltd (RTO 40619) trading as Green Training. Decision to take effect from 4 September 2016;
  • Switch On Learning Pty Ltd (RTO 32492) trading as Australian Institute of Technology & Trade. Decision to take effect from 14 September 2016;
  • Australian Tertiary Academy Pty Ltd (RTO 40743). Decision to take effect from 17 September 2016;
  • Equalis Pty Ltd (RTO 90730) trading as Equalis. Decision to take effect from 29 September 2016;
  • Amana International Training Academy Pty Ltd (RTO 40858) trading as Zenith Education & Training. Decision to take effect from 3 October 2016;

Refusal/part-refusal of application to re-register provider of VET services:

  • RII-Resource & Infrastructure Skills Centre Pty Ltd (RTO 32326) trading as RII Skills Centre – reject the following parts of the application for renewal of registration:
    • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
    • AHC30110 Certificate III in Agriculture
    • FPI30113 Certificate III in Forest Growing and Management
    • FWP30116 Certificate III in Forest Growing and Management

and any new training package product that would be automatically added to the scope of registration because it is equivalent to ones which appears above. Decision to take effect from 21 September 2016.

Suspension/part-suspension of registration as a provider of VET services:

  • House of Learning Pty Ltd (RTO 21583) trading as Builders Academy Australia - suspension of CPC50308 Diploma of Building and Construction Management and any new equivalent training package product that would be automatically added from scope of registration. Decision to take effect from 4 September 2016.

ASQA - the national vocational education and training (VET) regulator - has taken these decisions following regulatory scrutiny of each training provider. ASQA contends that each provider has not operated consistently with the requirements of the VET Quality Framework, which all registered training organisations are required to satisfy as 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.