ASQA audit 2018 update

In late December 2018, TAFE SA received the final report from the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) following its review of TAFE SA’s submission in response to the compliance monitoring audit conducted in September.

No sanctions have been applied to the 16 qualifications that were audited, with only one minor technical matter identified which TAFE SA will fully rectify.

This outstanding result, and TAFE SA’s ability to promptly address non-compliances, are a significant improvement and the associated positive feedback from ASQA confirms that we are on the right path.

TAFE SA has embarked on a journey of extensive quality improvement across all of its programs and services which has contributed to this positive outcome. We are committed to delivering outstanding training outcomes for students, industry and the wider South Australian community, and will continue working to ensure that all of our training is up to the standard that we expect.

As outlined in State Government’s Fresh Start for TAFE SA, a new Academic and Quality Committee has been established to provide the focal point for the development of high quality and innovative training responses to emerging industry needs. TAFE SA has also appointed an Executive Director, Quality, Teaching and Learning to ramp up internal audit quality processes and drive internal checks and balances.

As always, our first priority is our students. While there is no further action required of students as a result of this audit at this time, we have engaged with students involved with the audited units and will continue to keep them informed.

Current students who require additional support or wish to talk with someone regarding their individual circumstances are encouraged to contact Student Services at StudentServices@tafesa.edu.au to book an appointment. Alternatively, please call the TAFE SA info line on 1800 882 661 or contact your lecturer.