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Private training lobby the Independent Tertiary Education Council of Australia met with federal ministers and MPs in Canberra yesterday

Training regulator the Australian Skills Quality Authority might have given everybody something to talk about. On Tuesday, it cancelled the registration of 27 VET providers, something critics claim it is does too-lightly.

It’s a subject Liberal MP Andrew Lamming who chairs the House of Reps committee on employment, education and training has firm views on – last month he gave ASQA a comprehensive serve in the chamber, in part suggesting, ““Snuffing out an RTO by simply telling it, ‘If you want to take on this decision, there’s the door to (the) Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and lawyer up,’ is not the conduct of a regulator that is building confidence in our sector.” (CMM August 2).


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