New RTOs added
8 new RTOs were registered in July (after removing duplicate entries), with 7 of the 8 registered in NSW! Is NSW taking over from Victoria as the “education state”?
45525 Sydney Rescue Consultants (Safety)
45527 Jessie’s Coffee School (Hospitality)
45529 NVR Education Pty Ltd (Business)
45530 Oz Care Training Pty Ltd (First Aid)
45531 NOVA Training (Employability)
45526 Ocurrio Pty Ltd (Resources) – Dubbo
45528 Integral Skills Pty Ltd (Safety) – Orange
45524 Health Institute Australasia (Alternative Therapy) – Gold Coast
There were no RTO type changes in July.
The following restrictions were added in July:
General suspension or deregistration pending appeal
41086 Southern Cross Training (Int) Pty Ltd – Sydney
41580 Austech Training Academy Pty Ltd – Melbourne
41281 International Institute Sydney – Melbourne
21265 Melbourne Institute of Engineering – Melbourne
91175 WIN College – Sydney Student volume restriction applied
41458 Atlantis College of Management – Melbourne
Some qualifications suspended from scope
88105 Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre Ltd – ACT
88191 Key 2 Learning College – ACT
This was a relatively busy month for ASQA. The scope suspensions and volume restriction, beside the general suspensions and deregistrations initiated, seem to indicate that their response to audit problems is being applied proportionally to the problems found, and that the RTOs are being given the opportunity to address the problems.
The following restriction was removed in July:
45043 Full Circle Training Pty Ltd – Gold Coast – An administrative requirement, not a sanction.
There were 2184 training components added to scope this year by a total of 422 providers.
The bulk of the scope changes (71%) related to an update of the PUA Public Safety package with new qualification and unit codes superceding old codes. This might represent the bulk of providers in this “thin-market” package, automatically implementing the updates released in July.
We also saw the tail of RTOs updating their scope to the recent changes to the thinly supported MEM Manufacturing (4%); and MST Textile, Clothing and Footware (3%); and other packages. There was a broad spread of added scope in the most popular packages.
You can drill down to the details with VET BI (see the links below), or set your watch list to notify you when a competitor in your regions of interest adds an item to scope in your categories of interest.
There were a total of 45 new training locations added in July, broadly aligned to population density, as follows:
NSW: 9 Sydney; 1 Central Coast; 3 Hunter and Lake Macquarie; 4 North Coast
VIC: 7 Melbourne; 4 Eastern Districts
QLD: 3 Brisbane; 3 Gold Coast; 1 North; 2 Far North; 1 South West
SA: 4 Adelaide
WA: 2 Perth South
NT: 1 Darwin
VET BI can alert you immediately when an RTO competing in your scope adds or removes a training location in your regions of interest.
There were 10 RTOs added for the mainstream state-based funding schemes in July as follows:
Kangan Institute *
TAFE NSW *
Complete Lean Solutions Pty Ltd (Sustainability)
ABC Fitness Training
Guest Building Training
JCE Positive Outcomes (Business and Food & Beverage)
Australian College of Training
Education My Way (Financial Services)
There were 13 RTOs removed from funding, the bulk in QLD:
Access Education and Skills Development
Australian Careers College Pty Ltd
Blue Sky Academy (Technology)
Capital Training Institute Pty Ltd
Carey Training Pty Ltd
Timber Training Creswick Ltd (Forestry)
* Kangan Institute and TAFE NSW were removed early in July and added later in the same month. Perhaps there was some “house cleaning” by QLD DET and the two large institutions managed to get their funding restored before others.
Centre for Excellence in Rail Training Pty Ltd
ORS Training Solutions
VET BI can alert you immediately when an RTO competing in your scope and region has state funding added or removed.
You can view the reports below for all details on recent activity and changes.