Extension of transition period - training products endorsed between September 2015 and March 2016

Extension of transition period - training products endorsed between September 2015 and March 2016

As a result of the transition to the Standards for Training Packages there is a temporary surge in the number of revised training products endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). The peak of activity for release of revised training packages is within the period September 2015 to March 2016.  

To assist registered training organisations (RTOs) to prepare for and implement revised training packages, the Australian Government Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and state and territory Skills Ministers have agreed to temporarily increase the period allowed to transition students to the updated training package qualifications under Standard 1.26 (a) of the Standards for RTOs 2015.  

RTOs will now have 18 months instead of 12 months from the date the superseding training product was released on training.gov.au to transition students to the updated training package qualifications or complete their studies and issue the appropriate certification.  

This provision only applies for training products endorsed by the AISC from September 2015 until March 2016.  

RTOs delivering training funded by state government agencies should ensure that funding arrangements cover this extended period. 

Further information and a list of the qualifications that the 18 month period applies to is available at https://www.education.gov.au/regulation-vet .

Last modified: 21/03/2016 1:04 PM