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 Guidance for Providers – Learner Transitions, 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.
ASQA has recently approved an extended transition period for all ASQA registered RTOs with scope for delivery for continuing students only for the following qualifications:
- SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics
- SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services
- SHB30215 Certificate III in Make Up
- SHB30315 Certificate III in Nail Technology
- SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Services
- SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy
The extended training, assessment and certification issuance period for the SHB qualifications listed ends on 31 January 2024.
ASQA consulted Victorian Registration and Qualification Authority (VRQA) and Training Accreditation Council Western Australia (TAC WA) for this extended transition request.
SHB qualifications listed will remain on ASQA’s Registered RTOs scope of registration until the end of the extended transition period unless the RTO chooses to withdraw it from scope prior.