1411. Hon ALISON XAMON to the Minister for Education and Training:
I refer to the 31 January 2019 Australian Skills Quality Authority’s decision to not renew registration for TAFE International Western Australia for 14 qualifications.
(1) When was the decision revoked?
(2) Which TAFE colleges were delivering those qualifications on behalf of TIWA?
(3) If TIWA were to lose ASQA registration for qualifications, what, if any, impact would that have on domestic students enrolled in the same qualification at the same college?
Hon SUE ELLERY replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.
(1) The decision was revoked on 22 May 2019. TAFE International Western Australia is regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority, which is the national regulator for registered training organisations and international education providers. TIWA’s ASQA registration has been renewed for a further seven years. ASQA identified compliance issues with 14 qualifications on TIWA’s scope of registration, and a reconsideration application was submitted. ASQA has confirmed that all outstanding noncompliances have been addressed and now it meets all compliance requirements.
(2) North Metropolitan TAFE, South Metropolitan TAFE, North Regional TAFE, Central Regional TAFE and South Regional TAFE are delivering those qualifications.
(3) There would be no impact on domestic students.