Welcome to the December 2021 issue of the VET BI report.
New RTO activity continued at a steady pace despite the holiday period. There were 9 new RTOs registered in December, 4 of them in VIC.
45778 World Tec College Pty Ltd (Building)
45776 New Territory Training (Agriculture and Forestry)
45781 Ds College Pty Ltd (Safety)
45782 Airhygiene Training Pty Ltd (Electrical)
45779 Icg Training and Consultancy Services Pty Ltd (Power Generation and First Aid)
45774 Swanston Institute (Technology)
45775 Culinary Institute Australia Pty Ltd (Food and Beverage)
45777 Trainright Industrial Services (Aust) Pty Ltd (Manufacturing)
45780 Polytechnic Victoria Pty Ltd (Auto Service)
4150 Cire Services Incorporated (Broad Scope) changed from an Independent School to Community-based adult education provider.
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:
2545 Kirwan & Associates (Hobart and Suburbs, Safety and Financial Services) – prolonged review since 2016 withdrawn
40339 Zenith Institute of Management (Adelaide City and Inner Suburbs, Business) – review pending
Registration Scope Reduced
45115 Xpert Solutions Pty Ltd (Sydney Western Suburbs, Broad Scope) added.
Training component changes
Many packages had at least a few significant changes.
There was a broad “mixed bag” of updates this month: Business (182), Beauty (165), Welfare (66), Community Services (42), Technology (39), Building (33), Health (31), Performing Arts (29), Hospitality (24), Food and Beverage (21), Sport (20), Foundation Skills (19), Logistics (19), Agriculture (16).
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.
There was only one skill set updated this month: Community Services (1).
There was a focus on cultural skills courses this month. Religion (26), Training (24), Welfare (23), Language (19), Foundation Skills (16), Indigenous (12).
There were relatively few unit updates this month, with another modest “mixed bag”: Beauty (118), Equipment (48), Safety (43), First Aid (42), Health (31), Building (30), Plumbing (24), Business (17), Civil Construction (15), Logistics (13), Resources (11), Food and Beverage (10).
The national funding boom was again trimmed this month, particularly in WA. There was only three new funding registration (2 in NSW, 1 in TAS) and 29 removals (mostly in WA). 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.