Welcome to the November 2021 issue of the VET BI report.
New RTO activity continues to increase strongly towards the end of the year and with NSW back to “post-COVID almost-normal”. There were 20 new RTOs registered in November, 8 of them in NSW.
With some major challenges in supply chains occurring here and around the world, there were a large number of updates to logistics related training components. We are not sure whether this is related. Examination of the details of the changes might reveal that, but RTOs operating in that space need to investigate these training package changes.
45755 Sydney School of Polytechnic Education (Business)
45756 Australian Business Skills College Pty Ltd (Business)
45758 Focus Learning Holdings Pty Ltd (Business)
45762 Slad Pty Ltd (Business and Civil Construction)
45764 Phia Education Pty Ltd (Transport)
45765 Sydney State College (Business)
45769 Starford College Pty Ltd (Hospitality)
45770 Western Training College Pty Ltd (First Aid)
45767 Crucial Training Options (First Aid)
45768 RNMC Management Services Pty Ltd (Business)
45759 Sunbeam International College Pty Ltd (Business)
45766 Penny Royal College Pty Ltd (First Aid and Welfare)
45773 J&L Consultancy Pty Ltd (Welfare)
22724 Prevail College (Hospitality) (registered with VRQA)
45757 Go Training Pty Ltd (Safety and Civil Construction)
45760 Your Study Choice Institute Pty Ltd (Disability)
45771 Gippsland Trade Institute Pty Ltd (Building)
45772 Maximum Asset Education Institute Pty Ltd (Welfare)
45761 Wisdom International College Pty Ltd (Welfare and Business)
45763 Princeton College Pty Ltd (Business)
328 Eva Burrows College Vocational Training (Broad Scope) changed from Other to Community-based
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.
There were relative few restrictions and sanctions this month:
45460 Australian Safety and Rescue Group (QLD Gold Coast, Mine Rescue) added.
Registration Scope Reduced
31716 Australian Academy Pty Ltd (QLD Gold Coast, Broad Scope) added.
Training component changes
Many packages had at least a few significant changes.
With supply chain issues looming here and around the world, there were several major revisions to transport-related packages this month including Logistics, Rail and Transport: Logistics (478), Rail (257), Sport (154), Business (137), Transport (126), Gas (122), Maritime (53), Welfare (49), Community Services (36), Performing Arts (36), Hospitality (33), Technology (33), Equipment (27), Building (25), Foundation Skills (24), Food and Beverage (23).
Note that these 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.
Again, range of adjustments mostly related to supply chains: Logistics (22), Rail (13), Sport (11), Gas (8), Maritime (8).
The focus for accredited couses is once again on employment-focused courses: Business (13), Welfare (12), Training (11), Foundation Skills (10).
Again the largest number of changes were related to supply chain management: Equipment (531), Logistics (327), Rail (119), Sport (104), First Aid (76), Warehouse (64), Gas (56), Maritime (53), Safety (52), Civil Construction (31), Transport (25), Agriculture (20), Food and Beverage (18), Business (16), Manufacturing (16), Resources (16).
The national funding boom was trimmed slightly this month. There was only one new funding registration (22175 Nursing Academy in TAS) and 12 removals. After several months of adding hundreds of RTOs to national funding scheme JobMaker, this is actually a relatively small adjustment.
You can view the reports below for all details on recent activity and changes.