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
- MSS Education Pty. Ltd. (RTO number 41465, trading as The Management School Sydney). Decision to take effect from 12 November 2018.
Suspension of registration as a provider of VET services
- New England School of English Pty. Ltd. (RTO number 41220, trading as New England School of English, New England College Perth). Decision in effect from 26 October 2018.
- New England Institute of Technology Pty. Ltd. (RTO number 31943, trading as New England College). Decision in effect from 26 October 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 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.