VET fee relief until 1 July 2022
Recently, the Australian Government announced a regulatory fee relief package of $27.8 million to support the education sector, including an extension of fee relief for vocational education and training (VET) providers until 1 July 2022, with further extensions until the end of 2022 for ELICOS only providers.
Fee relief extension for VET providers until 31 December 2021
Today, the Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, the Hon Stuart Robert MP, and the Minister for Education and Youth, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, announced that ASQA will extend fee relief for VET providers and accredited course owners until 31 December 2021.
New resources available - Training and assessment in the workplace
ASQA has developed guidance to assist providers to deliver practical training and assessment in the workplace or under simulation.
Update—Implementation of the infection control training skill sets
On 9 June 2020, ASQA published information about a new unit of competency and related skill sets for infection control training from the HLT Training Package that had been endorsed by the AISC in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Webinar recording available—resumption planning
On Wednesday 1 July 2020, ASQA hosted a webinar on resumption planning: continuing delivery in a changed world.
The presenter for this webinar was Emma Marks, Manager, Education and Guidance, ASQA.
Recordkeeping support for waived annual registration charges
As part of the Australian government financial relief measures announced in April, annual registration charges for 2020-21 are being waived.
Advice on maintaining quality of training and assessment
ASQA is aware that it is a challenging time for VET providers seeking to continue to provide quality VET outcomes in a period of unprecedented social and economic uncertainty.
Implementation of the infection control training skill sets
The AISC has subsequently provided a further statement on the use of the contextualisation advice.
Webinar recording available—distance learning: compliance essentials
On Wednesday 27 May 2020, ASQA hosted a webinar to provide information and guidance on remaining compliant when delivering courses via distance learning.
The presenters for this webinar were:
ASQA to support RTOs to deliver new infection control training skill sets
ASQA acknowledges the approval of new skill sets on infection control to upskill workers and manage risks arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.