Welcome to the July 2021 issue of the VET BI report.
There were 15 new RTO registrations in July – a big bounce-back from the 5 in June:
45701 Australian Workplace Skills Institute (Business)
45703 Opengate Institute Pty Limited (Welfare)
45704 H&H Accredited Training Pty Ltd (Welfare and Business)
45706 Australasian College of Advanced Education Pty Ltd (Business)
45708 Upskill Institute Pty Ltd (Broad Scope)
45707 Goanna Solutions Education Pty Ltd (Trading As Goanna Education) (Technology)
45709 Financial Markets Institute of Australia (Business)
45711 Health Education Institute Pty Ltd (First Aid)
45702 NCJV–Edu (Mineral Products)
45713 the Instructor College Pty Ltd (Logistics)
45715 MEO Training Pty Ltd (Electrical)
45714 Signet College Pty Ltd (Food and Beverage)
45705 Garnette Pty. Ltd. (Auto Service)
45712 Community Support Work (Welfare)
45710 Highgate International College Pty Ltd (Food and Beverage)
Tracking regulatory decisions has become more difficult lately with the retention of history on TGA and the interface. This gives us more information but it is less coherent and each case has to be analysed individually to understand the decision and applicable dates, the AAT review process, and the resulting current status. In the interest of fairness, we will endeavour to paint any RTO mentioned in the least negative light we can given the information available. Rather than a definitive list, please treat this content as a selection of news items which may be of interest.
Cancellation of Registration
45035 Australian Health and Community College Pty Ltd (Melbourne CBD and Inner Suburbs, Welfare and Health) – takes effect in August
45321 ASMI College (Sydney Western Suburbs, Business) – subject to AAT review
52785 Federation Academy (Brisbane CBD and Inner Suburbs, Hospitality and Community Services) – subject to AAT review
91354 Australian Academy of Management & Science (Sydney Western Suburbs)
31716 Australian Academy Pty Ltd (QLD Gold Coast, Broad Scope)
40339 Zenith Institute of Management (Adelaide City and Inner Suburbs, Business)
Requirement for record retention and conditions
45372 HPI Training Group (Sydney CBD and Inner Suburbs, Financial Services)
Training component changes
Many packages had at least a few significant changes.
There was a clear focus (yet again) on business, with changes similar to last month. Note that the numbers indicate how many units were shuffled around within the qualifications (and how often) and not just the number of unique qualifications impacted. These figures provide an indication of the level of activity.
Business (223), Community Services (117), Welfare (109), Food and Beverage (33), Building (29), Health (26), Hospitality (22), Technology (22), Foundation Skills (19), Auto Service (18), Financial Services (18), Performing Arts (18), Disability (16), Logistics (13), Agriculture (12)
There were a few changes to skills sets this month:
Community Services (4), Electrical (4), Business (2), Dentistry (2), Health (2), Indigenous (2), Technology (1)
There was a bit of a “mixed bag” of course changes this month:
Foundation Skills (21), Training (21), Performing Arts (20), Welfare (18), Alternative Therapy (13), Business (13), Nursing (11), Religion (10)
There was a focus on first aid and community services. The inclusion of counts for units moving in and out of qualifications means that unit change volumes follow the qualification changes:
First Aid (106), Child Care (66), Health (49), Safety (46), Community Services (40), Welfare (27), Building (23), Electrical (22), Manufacturing (20), Equipment (19), Dentistry (18)
The first aid changes appear to represent the trailing edge of qualifications being updated to refer to the recently changed first aid units. This has been going on for five months now, as almost every package updates their packaging rules to refer to the new and non-equivalent first aid units. The volume of changes is now trailing off which might indicate that the bulk of the qualifications have now been updated. It is worth checking the status of any of your qualifications on scope which include first aid units as core or elective units, and transition to the new codes and content appropriately.
You can view the reports below for all details on recent activity and changes.