ASQA Provider Roundtable Communiqué (June 2021)

The ASQA Provider Roundtable held an Extraordinary Meeting, its second meeting for 2021, on 10 June.

Member feedback on ASQA’s implementation of regulatory reforms and the ASQA Performance Framework

As discussed at the March 2021 meeting, ASQA is seeking ongoing feedback from providers and sector stakeholders about their experience of our new regulatory approaches. In expressing support for this objective, Roundtable members raised suggestions for improvement, requesting that ASQA respond with speed and transparency to future feedback from Roundtable members and providers.

ASQA reiterated its intention to consult Roundtable Members and other stakeholders on the design of a framework for the post-implementation evaluation of its regulatory reforms.

ASQA is redeveloping its overall Performance Framework to reflect its newly articulated purpose, strategic deliverables and planning for the next four years. The Performance Framework, featured in ASQA’s annual Corporate Plan, guides the agency’s performance measurement, assessment and reporting against its purpose.

Roundtable Members discussed the current Performance Framework and an associated set of survey questions intended for completion by providers and course owners. Members agreed to be part of broader consultation on this project, along with state and territory funding agencies, state-based VET regulators, and other sector stakeholders.

ASQA Stakeholder Engagement Strategy consultation

As raised at the March 2021 meeting, ASQA is developing a Stakeholder Engagement Strategy that will articulate the agency’s principles and priorities for strategically engaging with its stakeholders over the next four years.

Roundtable Members provided feedback on ASQA’s draft plans and noted the intention to consult further with a range of stakeholders on the proposed strategy, implementation plans, and performance measures.

Next meeting

The next meeting of the Provider Roundtable will be held on 6 July 2021.

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