ASQA Provider Roundtable Communiqué (May 2023)

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The ASQA Provider Roundtable held its second meeting for 2023 on 18 May.

The Roundtable was chaired by the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Christina Bolger.

Key updates

Post COVID-19 recovery of Australia’s tourism and international education sectors

ASQA attended the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry's public hearing on Tuesday 16 May 2023 and provided information on ASQA’s regulatory approach to international education and education agents.

Jobs and Skills Councils and Jobs and Skills Australia

ASQA is establishing engagement with the Jobs and Skills Councils and Jobs and Skills Australia to identify risks to quality in VET and stewardship of the system to support better planning, design and implementation of the Qualifications Framework.

New Standards for RTOs

The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations provided an update on the draft new Standards. The Roundtable noted that extensive engagement was conducted with the sector on the draft for the new standards and a significant volume of feedback and submissions were received.

Service Charter

ASQA has revised its Service Charter to reflect its commitment to the service standards and regulatory best practice principles. A draft was provided to members for feedback. The Charter is underpinned by best practice regulation and describes what regulated entities and other stakeholders can expect when dealing with ASQA.

Stocktake of reforms

ASQA has undertaken a reform stocktake against the 2020 Rapid Review recommendations to assess progress so far and where continued effort is required. Roundtable members participated in a session to provide their views on how ASQA is progressing with this work.

Annual Review of Provider Roundtable

ASQA reviewed the Roundtable’s Terms of Reference and formulated a survey to be completed by members to review how the forum is functioning and achieving its goals and objectives.

Next meeting

22 August 2023

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