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In the grip of ‘Regulatoris Rex’

Every aspect of the national VET regulator needs a review, starting with its paranoid mindset. By Rohan Cresp. The national vocational education and training regulator – the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) – has a challenging remit. It is responsible, ...

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Recipe for action for the new government

Incoming governments usually like to tinker with VET and this time a good place to begin the process would be with ASQA. By Jim Nicholls. Recent experience with the Australian Skills Quality Authority would suggest that it may be losing ...

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VET ‘crisis’ overblown, says watchdog

Claims of a “crisis” in the vocational education and training sector have been overstated by recent ABC news reports, says the Australian Skills Quality Authority. The reports said the national regulator had been slow to respond to allegations of rorting. ...

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Accreditation delays hold up innovation

The initial slow regulatory process by TEQSA and ASQA has put private providers at disadvantage compared with public institutions. By John Wood.  There is considerable dialogue at present around the impact of the new regulatory regimes in higher education and ...

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ASQA defends its role

The chief commissioner of the Australian Skills Quality Authority answers criticism that his organisation is keeping a low profile. By John Mitchell. These are extraordinary times for VET nationally. The relentless stories about dodgy providers in Victoria over the last ...

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ASQA to investigate Aged Care training

Ensuring the quality of aged care training has been made a priority by the new national regulator of the vocational education and training sector. From January, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) will scrutinise registered training organisations (RTOs) when they ...

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