Welcome to the May 2020 issue of the VET BI report.
There were national announcements about reform and review of the VET training packages and funding models. A national committee is forming as we speak, committed to discussing the replacing of existing committees which will include employers and industry bodies. If that isn’t enough revolution for you, I’m sure there will be some code changes to make to everything seem newer than before (again).
After the unexpected surge in the last few months, new RTO registrations are back to more normal levels, 7 new RTOs registered in May.
Here are the new entrants in May:
45611 Allman College (Community Services)
45610 Altocap Pty Ltd (Aviation Operations)
45612 Morrison College (Business)
45608 Civil Training Australia (Vic) Pty Ltd (Safety and Civil Construction)
45609 Gite (Welfare)
45613 Integral Training Pty Ltd (Transport)
52903 Trucksafe Driver Training (Transport)
There were 9 restrictions added in May (and 7 ended), with no general suspensions. As usual, the bulk of the restrictions involved requiring more frequent reporting in some courses and restrictions delivery methods to address temporary or potential issues but while still allowing the courses to be delivered by the provider. This is more evidence that ASQA is taking a more nuanced and proportional response to compliance problems than it has in the past. Notice also that of the 7 restrictions removed across March and April, only one RTO was cancelled and 6 were cleared. This indicates that the majority of RTOs are able to address ASQA concerns and return to normal operations.
Training component changes
Printing and Health areas had major overhauls in May. A significant number of updates were also noted in Furniture, Business, Religion, Indigenous, Alternative Therapy and Technology areas. Printing had a major overhaul with 404 qualification changes – mostly changes to the units in their handful of very flexible qualifications.
There have been so may changes since March that only the most specialised RTOs will be unaffected. We suggest that you review the entire list and read up on the changes within your scope on the training.gov.au web site.
With VET BI, you set your watch list to notify you when a competitor in your regions of interest adds an item to scope in an category you are interested in. This gives you a more tightly focused view of your competitors changes to scope.
It seems interesting that the most locked-down states have added the most providers to their funding schemes, with 7 new providers funded in WA, 4 in SA (one was in both), and 2 in TAS.
VET BI can provide you with email alerts about who’s getting funding (and who’s not) that is targeted to your subjects and regions of interest.
You can view the reports below for all details on recent activity and changes.