ASQA approves extended transition period for NWP30315 Certificate III in Water Industry Treatment until

In some cases, ASQA is empowered to approve transition periods longer than those detailed in Clauses 1.26 (a), (b) and (c) of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015.

In accordance with the General Direction – Learner transition, ASQA will only consider applications for a longer transition period where it can be demonstrated that there would be genuine disadvantage to a cohort of learners if such an extension was not approved.

Where ASQA has approved an extended transition period, that arrangement applies to all RTOs delivering the specific training product to the identified learner cohort (e.g. plumbing apprentices in a specific jurisdiction where the qualification has been superseded), regardless of who made the application.

ASQA has recently approved an extended transition period for NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations. The extended training, assessment and certification issuance period for this qualification ends on 31 December 2021

It was demonstrated to ASQA that learners would be genuinely disadvantaged if they were required to transition to the replacement AHC30820 Certificate III in Arboriculture as the impact of COVID-19 on the delivery of practical course components and the significant structural changes to the qualification may lead to additional cost and study burdens.

The for NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations will remain on RTOs scope of registration until the end of the extended transition period, unless the RTO chooses to withdraw it from scope prior.

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