ASQA approves extended transition period for 6 qualifications from ACM Animal Care and Management Training Package

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to the identified learner cohort (e.g. plumbing apprentices in a specific jurisdiction where the qualification has been superseded), regardless of who made the application.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 the following qualifications. The extended training, assessment and certification issuance period for this qualification ends on 12 April 2023.

  • ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies
  • ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies
  • ACM30417 Certificate III in Companion Animal Services
  • ACM30617 Certificate III in Pet Grooming
  • ACM40217 Certificate IV in Captive Animals
  • ACM40317 Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services

It was demonstrated to ASQA that apprentice learners would be genuinely disadvantaged if they were required to transition to the replacement qualifications as there are significant changes to the qualifications that would result in additional study burden for learners unable to complete in the existing transition period.

The qualification 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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