Welcome to the October 2020 issue of the VET BI report.
New RTOs registrations were back to a normal levels this month. There was a forced removal of directors this month – the first we have seen here. Otherwise, soft-touch regulation continues with second chances the order of the era.
There were 8 new RTO registrations this month, half of them in NSW. This is back to some more average numbers after a surge in September.
45643 Cynergex Group Pty Limited (First Aid)
45646 Aim Institute Pty Ltd (Business)
45649 Diocese of Lismore Catholic Schools Limited (Broad Scope)
45650 Rockford International College Pty Ltd (Business)
45648 Bhairav Baba Pty Ltd (Business)
45647 Safety In Mines Testing and Research Station (Simtars) (Resources)
45637 Trade Skills Australia Pty Ltd (Engineering)
52920 Australian Institute of Maintenance Engineering (Engineering)
There was one RTO who were requried to remove directors in October – presumably due to failing the “fit and proper person” conditions or registration! Otherwise, there was the usual soft-touch requirement to retain records pending later review:
Compulsion to remove directors and limit scope
31943 New England College (Brisbane South and East, Business)
41220 New England College Perth (Brisbane South and East, Broad Scope)
Requirement to retain detailed records
41283 101 Education Pty Ltd (Sydney CBD and Inner Suburbs, Broad Scope)
Requirement to notify ASQA of commencing training (non- punitive)
45114 Australian People Management Institute (Melbourne South East)
45652 Collins International College (Melbourne CBD and Inner Suburbs, Business)
All restrictions removed
41502 Harbour City College (Brisbane South and East, Food and Beverage and Financial Services)
Training component changes
The electrical package got a major update, and again a range of business and professional courses were updated.
The qualification changes include every unit copied from old qualifications to new ones. These figures are representative of the relative amount of change, but not meaningful in terms of the number qualifications updated. There were substantial changes in the entire resources sector and nothing much elsewhere: Electrical (4916), Business (1033), Maritime (249), Defence (55), Technology (43), Seafood (42).
Skill set changes follow the major package updates of qualifications: Business (51), Electrical (50), Seafood (18), Maritime (17).
The employment-focused courses were updated: Welfare (19), Training (13), Disability (11), Business (7), First Aid (6).
The unit changes reflect the qualifications updated, but include a major overhaul of the first aid units: Electrical (1060), Business (863), Maritime (241), First Aid (147), Defence (128), Safety (82), Technology (43), Resources (68), Seafood (49).
It was a modest month for new funding approvals, with 4 RTOs approved for funding in TAS:
45491 LDCT Laundry Dry Cleaning training (Laundry)
21739 Integrity Business College Australiasia Pty Ltd (Business)
90278 Response Employment & Training (Welfare and Health)
3908 Think Perform (Broad Scope)
103554 Linfox Operational Training (Logistics) Pty Ltd (Logistics)
20891 Training Unlimited Pty Ltd (Broad Scope)
91308 Institute of Management (Business) REMOVED
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