Standard 3.1 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 require that an ASQA-registered provider must issue to persons whom it has assessed as competent a vocational education and training (VET) qualification or statement of attainment.
Further, the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Qualifications Issuance Policy (2.1.1) states that graduates are entitled to receive certification documentation.
This requirement of the Standards, and the entitlement granted by the AQF, apply regardless of:
which party entered into an agreement with the provider, and
who paid for the training.
If an employer engages a provider to deliver training and/or assessment to its employees, it is the employee who undergoes the assessment process.
Therefore, the employee would be the person the provider has ‘assessed as competent’. The provider must issue the qualification or statement of attainment to the employee (rather than to the employer).
The AQF Qualifications Issuance Policy requires that testamurs and statements of attainment include the authorised signatory. In most cases, that is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CEO is able to delegate that authority; however, there needs to be a formal delegation of that authority.
No—the student must enrol with one registered training organisation (RTO). The RTO that the student is enrolled with must issue the statement of attainment or testamur. The RTO issuing the statement of attainment or testamur must have all the relevant items on their scope of registration.