New infection control training skill sets released to support industry

HLTINFCOV001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures has been released as a new skill set on infection control to upskill workers and manage risks arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The skill sets have been designed to enable infection control training across the retail, food and beverage and transport and logistics sectors. The AISC has also developed resources to deliver to these specific cohorts.

Highly anticipated findings of the rapid review of ASQA’s regulatory practices and processes released

The report of the review details ASQA’s current operating environment, practices and policies. It highlights the many areas that are working effectively and the critical areas that can be enhanced.”
The review concluded that while ASQA’s overarching vision and purpose remain appropriate, a range of adjustments are needed to improve ASQA’s engagement and communication with the VET sector. This will ensure its regulatory approach is guided by necessity, risk and proportionality. 

EOI called for a new ASQA Stakeholder Liaison Group

ASQA publishes distance learning guidance
ASQA publishes distance learning guidance
Expressions of interest are open to all ASQA-regulated VET providers and to VET sector consultants, with membership selection criteria that reflect the diversity of ASQA’s regulated community. The purpose of the Stakeholder Liaison Group is to engage and consult with providers and other key stakeholders on ASQA’s approach to engagement and education, and to identify and respond to key issues facing providers.

ASQA extends the teach-out period of 62 VET accredited courses by six months.

ASQA extends the teach-out period of 62 VET accredited courses by six months.
ASQA extends the teach-out period of 62 VET accredited courses by six months.

The relevant VET accredited courses will remain on RTOs scope of registration until the end of the extended teach-out period unless the RTO chooses to withdraw it from scope prior.