ASQA conducted a strategic review into course duration in the VET sector, and published a report of its findings. Many of these recommendations require changes to the regulatory framework and ASQA continues to work with relevant bodies and provide advice on these recommendations.
ASQA continues to scrutinise providers to ensure minimum delivery standards are met.
If a complainant wishes to remain anonymous from the training provider that is the subject of their complaint, ASQA will not disclose personal details. Where information from a complaint is used to inform regulatory activity, ASQA will not reveal the complainant’s identity. Whistle-blower protections are not a specific feature of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (NVR Act).
The VET Quality framework’s Fit and Proper Person Requirements allow ASQA to consider applicants’ prior involvement in RTO management when making decisions to grant registration or reregistration, or amend registration.
Later in 2019, ASQA will implement strengthened measures regarding change of ownership of providers, with a view to address the risk of people who have been involved with providers subject to serious sanctions re-entering the market by aligning with an existing provider.