Recent amendments to the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act) have replaced existing legislation around monitoring, investigation, and enforcement. This brings the ESOS Act and the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (NVR Act) into closer alignment.
Read more here: https://www.asqa.gov.au/news-events/news/amendments-esos-act-effective-27-september-2021-0
The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) and the broader early childhood education and care (ECEC) community have welcomed a decision by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to extend the transition period for the full implementation of the new ECEC qualification curriculums to 20 January 2023.
Read more here: https://thesector.com.au/2021/08/16/ecec-community-welcomes-asqa-decision-to-extend-transition-period-from-12-to-18-months/
The ASQA Stakeholder Liaison Group (SLG) held its second meeting for 2021 on 18 May.
Read more here: https://www.asqa.gov.au/resources/other/asqa-stakeholder-liaison-group-communique-may-2021
It was demonstrated to ASQA that learners would be genuinely disadvantaged if they were required to transition to the replacement as the required real estate licensing changes have not been updated to incorporate the latest version of these training products in the ACT. This request was supported by Artibus Innovation in their role as the Skills Service Organisation for the CPP Property Services Training Package.
Read more here: https://www.asqa.gov.au/news-events/news/asqa-approves-extended-transition-period-5-qualifications-and-62-units-competency-cpp-property-services-training-package-act-learners-until-30-june-2022
ASQA has recently approved an extended transition period CPC40808 Certificate IV in Swimming Pool. The extended training, assessment and certification issuance period for this qualification ends on 27 November 2022.
Read more here: https://www.asqa.gov.au/news-events/news/asqa-approves-extended-transition-period-cpc40808-certificate-iv-swimming-pool-and-spa-building-until-27-november-2022
ASQA has recently approved an extended transition period ICT60615 Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering. The extended training, assessment and certification issuance period for this qualification ends on 18 January 2023.
Read more here: https://www.asqa.gov.au/news-events/news/asqa-approves-extended-transition-period-ict60615-advanced-diploma-telecommunications-network-engineering-until-18-january-2023
ASQA and the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) recognise it is essential for RTOs to maintain feedback systems that enable them to understand and continuously improve their performance and monitor outcomes for students and employers.
Read more here: https://www.asqa.gov.au/news-events/news/new-approach-student-surveys
The ASQA Stakeholder Liaison Group (SLG) held its first meeting for 2021 on 16 March 2021.
Read more here: https://www.asqa.gov.au/resources/other/asqa-stakeholder-liaison-group-communique-march-2021
We have created a section on our website with information about the ASQA Provider Roundtable, which is recognised as our primary consultative forum with the VET and English language sectors through the peak provider associations.
Read more here: https://www.asqa.gov.au/news-events/news/asqa-provider-roundtable