The Commissioners decided to:
i. reject under the NVR Act s 17, the application for renewal of registration as an RTO in full.
The RTO applied to ASQA for reconsideration of the decision and ASQA affirmed the decision.
The RTO applied to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) for a review and stay of the decision.
The decisions have been stayed by the AAT pending determination of the review subject to the following conditions:
- The Applicant is restrained, from 12 February 2019, from enrolling any new students in any courses on either its VET scope under the NVR Act or CRICOS scope under the ESOS Act.
The Applicant is to communicate to each currently enrolled student the following message by email and is to post this information prominently on the opening page of its website:
"The Australian Skills Quality Authority, the regulator of VET Colleges, decided on 12 September 2018 to not renew the registration of AAMS. AAMS has sought review of that decision in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. AAMS cannot enrol any new students pending the outcome of that review, which is presently expected to be concluded by mid 2019. If AAMS is successful in that review, its registration will continue. If not, AAMS will cease operating. AAMS has been ordered to publish and convey this information so that students can make fully informed choices about their education options."