Welcome to the January 2022 issue of the VET BI report.
New RTO activity continued at a steady pace despite the holiday period. There were only 4 new RTOs registered this month.
45783 Australasian Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association (Warehouse)
45784 Australian Guess International College (Business)
22723 Darul Ulum College of Victoria (Religion)
45785 Chagoya Institute (First Aid)
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:
41528 Pacific Health & Wellness Pty. Ltd. (NSW Central West, Welfare and Technology)
45445 S T Basil’s Homes (Sydney CBD and Inner Suburbs, First Aid and Business)
Registration Scope Reduced
45115 Xpert Solutions Pty Ltd (Sydney Western Suburbs, Broad Scope)
Training component changes
Many packages had at least a few significant changes.
There was a major revamp of the forestry package and some significant changes to the business package this month: Forestry (158), Business (91), Financial Services (29), Food and Beverage (23), Welfare (21), Community Services (20), Hospitality (20), Performing Arts (13), Real Estate (12), Technology (12).
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.
In line with the qualifications, the forestry skill sets were heavily updated: Forestry (55), Business (10), Financial Services (3).
There was a focus on employment related skills courses this month including business and welfare. Business (57), Welfare (49), Training (38), Alternative Therapy (27), Religion (27), Foundation Skills (24), Performing (22), Sport (22), Technology 19), Language (15), Nursing (12).
Again there were many changes the forestry units, as well as updates to business and financial services units. Even so, there were relatively few unit updates this month: Forestry (215), Business (65), Financial Services (25), First Aid (23), Power Transmission (18), Equipment (10), Beauty (9), Building (8), Safety (8).
The national funding boom was again trimmed this month across the country. There was only two new funding registration (both in TAS) and 43 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.