TAFE SA has received a positive response from the industry regulator to its application to renew its registration as a national VET Registered Training Organisation (RTO) for local and international students.
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has granted TAFE SA the maximum seven-year registration as an RTO which is the first time the organisation has received this length of registration.
ASQA also successfully approved TAFE SA’s application to renew its registration on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) allowing TAFE SA to continue to offer courses to overseas students, also for the next seven years.
Applications are risk assessed by the industry regulator and successful renewals for both RTO and CRICOS are applied for two, five or the maximum seven years.
TAFE SA Chief Executive, David Coltman, said that the positive response to the registration renewal was a strong show of confidence in the improvements that have been made across TAFE SA.
“This is a really positive outcome for TAFE SA and a vote of confidence in the extensive quality improvements that have been implemented across all of our programs,” Mr Coltman said.
“TAFE SA has embarked on a fresh start, we are committed to providing quality outcomes for students and working closely with industry, and this seven-year registration confirms that we are on the right path.
“Staff across TAFE SA have worked tirelessly to ensure all of our education and training services are compliant, and at the standard that students, industry and the community deserve.
“We are at the first stage of the journey, we are focused on continuous improvement and we will continue to develop high quality and innovative training that responds to student and industry needs.
“At TAFE SA, we will continue to ensure that our education and training services meet the standards of all relevant regulatory bodies and that it plays an important role in building the South Australian workforce for the future.
“This seven-year registration demonstrates TAFE SA’s efforts in improving compliance has not gone unnoticed. We are only at the beginning of the journey and are excited to see how we can improve our quality of services to students and industry to help build SA’s economy.”