How will ASQA move from its current practices?

September 30, 2019

 

Pic: Courtesy @edissuesaus 

 

Note: The pic includes the famous saying of Ex-Chief Commissioner, Australian Skills Quality Authority in the Independent Tertiary Education Conference, Itec 2019 that held on 21-23 August 2019 at Marriott Surfers Paradise, for more information, please refer https://itec19.com.au/program/program/  

 

Yes, you heard it right. The chief commissioner of Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has resigned from his post after Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business and the Hon Steve Irons MP, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships and all other Federal, State and Territory skills ministers decided to work together through COAG on a national approach to implement the key recommendations of the Braithwaite and Joyce Reviews.  

 

The industry wholeheartedly has welcomed the change. 

 

We are sharing some of the posts from social media: 

 

“The reforms set out by Michaelia Cash for the #VocationalEducation and #Training system will strengthen the work of independent providers and ensure quality outcomes for students. The change at ASQA is an important step in this journey.” 

 

“Awesome news but long overdue” 

 

“A change is finally coming to the RTO landscape. The question we must ask ourselves is will it be to our benefit or will it be worse than what we have now? Will ASQA finally treat us in the manner they should with proper respect and will they clean it up and remove the old guard and bring in better management?” 

 

“Now there is a parliamentary heat on it - he's getting out of the kitchen cause its getting hot”

 

“We can’t make one person responsible for the whole organisation’s failure. More should go, it’s their culture not the system” 

 

“ASQA should be abolished. I have never come across such a corrupt Government body in my over 22 years in the public and private sector.”

 

“He’s never gonna dance again, guilty feet have got no rhythm..”

 

“ASQA is going on a brand new TV show called “I’m a regulator, get me out of here!”?” 

 

“The whole culture is toxic.  That is why they have a high staff turnover.”

 

“The big news in several areas, hopefully, ASQA to move towards an 'Educative direction' would be a huge advancement in the VET sector, obviously, Mark Patterson is not in agreement with the two VET reports and any new changes on the table, education and regulation go hand in hand for quality, continuous improvement and compliance...I hope this new era will be a win-win for all RTOs”

 

“It was much needed. I believe all commissioners, General Manager and other managers must go.” 

 

“It’s time for ASQA to go! 

 

Whilst I am a great proponent of a national regulator, ASQA are a dictatorship which must be stopped! NARA were a great system

 

And even the state based system were better (really did I say that) QLd DET with all its faults performed 1000% better than ASQA 

 

Also ASQA charge like wounded bulls ( I used to pay $800 a year to DET QLD now it’s $8000 a year to ASQA )

 

Someone has to support the highly paid cohort at the dictatorship”

 

“Having just gone through the fiasco of an AAT matter against ASQA (and winning!) I can endorse all of your comments and would go further. ASQA has almost destroyed educational training innovation in Australia and set us behind the rest of the Western World by 20 years. My RTO and a previous one have been involved since regulated training started here. It is a shambles and a disgrace. It is so bad now that since I have now started my own ASQA legal consultancy business (as a lawyer with lengthy RTO experience) for those wishing to battle ASQA.” 

 

“ I’ve been a security trainer for the past ten years on and off seasonally when I want to teach. I’ve never seen such a backward system and training information that is outdated and non effective in today’s security industry. Some of the information, I have not seen since the 80’s. The material is not current and made up of people that falsely believe they are qualified security people, but in reality from another planet.”

 

“It’s time for ASQA to go! 

 

Whilst I am a great proponent of a national regulator, ASQA are a dictatorship which must be stopped! NARA were a great system

 

And even the state based system were better (really did I say that) QLd DET with all its faults performed 1000% better than ASQA 

 

Also ASQA charge like wounded bulls ( I used to pay $800 a year to DET QLD now it’s $8000 a year to ASQA )

 

Someone has to support the highly paid cohort at the dictatorship”

 

“That's wrong on so many levels. It's not a behaviour expected from a