25th October 2018

Compliance & Regulatory News

ASQA’s Annual Report 2017 – 2018

ASQA has released their annual report for the 2017-18 financial year.

The report provides an overview of ASQA’s regulatory work and performance against key indicators and metrics over the last year.

To read more, click here.

Focus on international education, trainer and assessor capability

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has released the 2018 – 2020 Regulatory Strategy.

ASQA continues to target international education and the capability of trainers and assessors as part of its 2018-20 regulatory strategy.

To read more, click here.

Federal court issues significant penalties for false claim to hold RTO registration and issuance of qualifications

The Federal Court has ordered a Queensland training company, Wright Solution QLD Pty Ltd and its director, Mr Jason Richard Wright, to pay significant penalties for continuing to represent itself as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and issue qualifications after ASQA did not renew its registration from April 2014 .

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Other VET News

Planned Procurement Notice

The Department of Education and Training currently anticipates that it will release an open market Request For Tender (RFT) in quarter 2 of the 2018/19 financial year for the procurement of assessment services from Australian Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).

For further information, click here.

VET Knowledge Bank

Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) system has transformed over the past 20 years in response to changing economic and societal needs. The timeline of VET policy initiatives provides a useful snapshot of state and federal VET policies, programs and initiatives over that period, along with economic events that may have influenced enrolments and completions of VET courses, apprenticeships and traineeships.

To read more, click here.

Skills Fund training grants open

The Skills Fund program specifically targets areas of skills demand in priority industries. It supports skill sets and full qualifications where there is demonstrated need. The Skills Fund is available for existing employees (supporting productivity outcomes) and jobseekers (supporting workforce participation and targeting skills shortages).

The Grant is open until 2:00pm Tuesday, 23 October 2018.

For further information, click here.

Training Package Updates

Changes to training package: BSB: Business Services Training Package:

  • 8 qualifications added
  • 45 qualifications updated
  • 8 qualifications removed
  • 16 skill sets updated
  • 48 units of competency added
  • 1 unit of competency updated
  • 41 units of competency removed
  • 53 imported units of competency added
  • 2 imported units of competency updated
  • 54 imported units of competency removed

To access the revised training package, click here.

Changes to training package: MSS: Sustainability Package:

  • 6 qualifications added
  • 7 qualifications updated
  • 6 qualifications removed
  • 7 skill sets added
  • 6 skill sets removed
  • 67 units of competency added
  • 7 units of competency updated
  • 68 units of competency removed
  • 33 imported units of competency added
  • 25 imported units of competency removed

To access the revised training package, click here.

Changes to training package: CUF07: Screen and Media Training Package:

  • 1 qualifications removed
  • 7 skill sets removed
  • 12 units of competency removed

To access the revised training package, click here.

Changes to training package: CUS09: Music Package:

  • 1 skill sets removed
  • 2 units of competency removed

To access the revised training package, click here.

Upcoming Events

Australian Training Awards 2018

The Australian Training Awards for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, recognising individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia will be held on Thursday 15 November 2018 at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.

For further information click here.

The National Construction Equipment Convention

The National Construction Equipment Convention will showcase a number of major brands, technologies and provide networking opportunities for the construction sector. The event will also hold a Job Exchange area to provide opportunities to begin or further a career in construction, civil engineering and infrastructure industry.

The convention will be held between 15-17 November at Sydney Olympic Park.

For further information, click here.

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