ASQA is increasing scrutiny on new applications for registration from 1 July 2018. Vocational education and training (VET) and the education of overseas students make a significant contribution to Australia’s economy. More than four million people undertake VET qualifications in Australia each year and the quality of the training sector has a direct impact on students, the workforce and the Australian community. To further protect the quality and reputation of the VET and international education sectors, from 1 July 2018, ASQA will apply even greater scrutiny to all applications to establish new training providers.
Read more information from ASQA’s website Please find attached the latest presentation by Compliance and Quality Assurance on the changes by the regulatory body.
Apprentice and trainee commencements are up
The latest apprentice and trainee data shows there were 35 945 commencements in the December 2017 quarter, up 7.6% compared with the same quarter in 2016.
Trade commencements increased by 9.3% in Dec 2017, with the main increases seen in automotive and engineering (up 20.9%) and construction (up 12.3%).
However, completions decreased by 8.4% in the Dec 2017 quarter to 25 105 when compared with Dec 2016.
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