Transition and Teach Out of Qualifications Policy

version Jan 2015; revised June 2016; Jan 2019; updated Oct 2019

Transition and Teach Out Qualification Policy Statement

The College is committed to ensuring that students are able to complete the most up to date version of any qualification it delivers.

To ensure this happens the College will

  • assist current students to complete their existing course within the teach out period
  • apply for any replacement qualifications as soon as practicable  if we determine to still offer that qualification
  • map the old to the new qualification and be able to advise existing students on the implications to change to the newer qualification
  • advise students if we are unable to offer a replacement qualification or will not be automatically transitioning existing students and
  • allow existing students to change to the newer qualification where offered (subject to any ongoing funding entitlements or fees applicable).

 

Qualification Transition and Teach Out Policy Details

  • Qualification Updates on the National Training Register

    a) Qualifications are regularly updated on the National Training Register. 

    b) If a qualification is replaced it is called superseded. 

    c) Under the RTO Standards students in the superseded qualification must be completed in that course within 12 months (or as otherwise advised by ASQA).

    d) If the student has not completed they must be closed and a Statement of Attainment issued.

    e) Students may be offered the option to transition / finish their qualification in a newer qualification (if offered by the College). 

    f) The availability of the newer qualification on the Colleges approved delivery scope does not guarantee 1) that the College will choose to continue delivery of that qualification; 2) that if it chooses to deliver that qualification it will not do so in any specific time-frame (recognising development work will be required), and 3) that existing students will be offered a transition to the newer qualification.

  • Addition of Newer Qualifications as Soon as Possible

    a) The automatic addition to the Colleges delivery scope of a newer qualification does not mean that that qualification will be offered to new students and/or to existing students under transition.

    b) As soon as a newer qualification is published the CEO will review the old and the new qualification and recommend a teach out or upgrade strategy for existing students as a “group”. This will typically involve reviewing timetables and subjects for the older qualification and determining how they would compare to a timetable of the newer qualification. It also involves examining the extent of work required to offer updated subjects. Immediate actions may be to advise students that they will remain in the older qualification with a teach out date or to change the order of modules to ensure that the work that they do complete will be recognised under the new qualification (once on scope).

    c) Where needed the CEO will commence application processes to add the newer qualification to scope as soon as possible; or recommend to the Board why the newer qualification should not be requested.

  • Enrolments into Superseded Courses

    a) If the newer qualification is to be offered in the immediate future the College will continue to advertise and accept enrolments into the superseded qualification on the basis that enrollees will be offered an upgrade to the latest qualification once on scope, at no additional cost, or advised of the time limit to finish. 

    b) Enrolments into the superseded qualification cannot commence 12 months after the date it was superseded, and these will be removed from the website enrolment process. 

    c) If the College determines not to request the newer qualification, or identifies that updates needed for the newer qualification may take significant time or additional resources, the College will immediately stop further enrolments into the superseded qualification. This prevents enrolling students who may not be able to finish or transition on time.

  • Completing Existing Students Due to Complete

    a) Existing students who should be completing within the teach out period under standard enrolment periods will be advised that they cannot receive extensions past the end of the teach out period; and so must finish the current qualification.

    b) If these students do not complete in time, or request to transition despite being scheduled to complete in time, and the College agrees to transition them, they will be charged the Transition Fee to transition to the newer qualification.

    c) Students not completed in the superseded qualification and not transitioned will not be entitled to a refund as they will have exceeded their original enrolment term.  A Statement of Attainment will be issued for the units completed.

  • Transitioning Students Not Due to Complete

    a) Students who are not due to complete within the teach out period under their enrolment period will be transitioned free of charge at the end of the teach out period if the new qualification is on its delivery scope and being offered.

    b) Where the College determines it is in the interests of those students to transition earlier (eg due to change in subjects) this will be done also free of charge.

    c) In situations where trainees are unlikely to complete during the teach out period and the College is not offering the replacement qualification,  the employer will be advised to proceed with a change of RTO.

  • Deleted Qualifications with no Replacement

    a) Where a qualification has been deleted and no replacement approved, no new students will be enrolled in the qualification. Existing students will be advised that the qualification is now deleted and given a maximum teach out period of 12 months to complete that qualification. At the end of that time they will be issued a Statement of Attainment for units completed. Partial refunds would not typically be applicable unless the enrolment term exceeds the end of the teach out year.

    b) Where a reasonable alternative qualification is available the College may offer that to students as an alternative to completing the older deleted qualification.

Superseded Course and Transition History

The following content lists the qualifications currently superseded and recent transition history.

Superseded Qualification ICT40415 Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

 ICT40415 Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking has been superseded.

The newer qualification is equivalent, but has a range of required subjects that ACCM College is not currently in a position to offer.

ACCM College will not at this stage be delivering the newer qualification.

This means that students in this qualification must complete by 28 January 2020.

Qualifications not completed must on that day be closed and a Statement of Attainment will be issued for units completed.

No new enrolments are being accepted into this qualification.

Transition of ICT40115 Certificate IV in Information Technology

 ICT40115 Certificate IV in Information Technology has been superseded by ICT40118.

The newer qualification is not equivalent and ACCM College is not currently in a position to offer it.

ACCM College will not at this stage be delivering the newer qualification.

This means that students in ICT40115 must complete by 28 January 2020.

Qualifications not completed must on that day be closed and a Statement of Attainment will be issued for units completed.

No new enrolments are being accepted into this qualification.

Transition for ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology

This qualification has been updated and superseded by the Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology ICT30118

All students currently enrolled in the previous qualification (ICT30115) must complete their course or be transferred to the current version prior to 28 January 2020 per our Transition and Teach Out Policy (see our policy here).

Trainees and certain government subsidized students enrolled in the previous qualification will be offered free transition to the newer qualification once allowed in their state.

Existing students who are not due to complete within the Teach Out period under their initial enrolment period will be transitioned free of charge.

ICT30115 will be offered for enrolment under State Traineeships until such time as each state approves the newer qualification.  Once approved, Trainees will automatically be transitioned to the new qualification.

Superseded Qualification BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety has been superseded.

The newer qualification is equivalent, but has a range of  required subjects that ACCM College is not currently in a position to offer.

ACCM College will not at this stage be delivering the newer qualification.

This means that students in this qualification must complete by 28 August 2020.

Qualifications not completed must on that day be closed and a Statement of Attainment will be issued for units completed.

No new enrolments are being accepted into this qualification.

Superseded Qualification BSB30715 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety

BSB30715 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety has been superseded.

The newer qualification is NOT equivalent.

ACCM College will not at this stage be seeking the newer qualification.

This means that students in this qualification must complete by 28 August 2020.

Qualifications not completed must on that day be closed and a Statement of Attainment will be issued for units completed.

No further enrolments are being accepted into this course.

Transition BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management

This qualification has been updated and superseded by the Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB51918.

All students currently enrolled in the previous qualification (BSB51915) must complete their course or be transferred to the current version prior to 25 September 2019 per our Transition and Teach Out Policy (see our policy here).

 Trainees and certain government subsidised students enrolled in the previous qualification will be offered free transition to the newer qualification once allowed in their state.

Existing students who are not due to complete within the Teach Out period under their initial enrolment period will be transitioned free of charge.

 All other enrolments requesting transition to the newer qualification will be subject to ACCM’s Transition to Newer Qualification fees (see our fees here).

 BSB51915 is still being offered for enrolment under State Traineeships until such time as each state approves the newer qualification.  Once approved, Trainees will automatically be transitioned to the new qualification.

Transition BSB50615 Diploma of Human Resource Management

This qualification has been updated and superseded by the Diploma of Human Resource Management BSB50618.

All students currently enrolled in the previous qualification (BSB50615) must complete their course or be transferred to the current version prior to 25 September 2019 per our Transition and Teach Out Policy (see our policy here).

Trainees and certain government subsidised students enrolled in the previous qualification will be offered free transition to the newer qualification once allowed in their state.

Existing students who are not due to complete within the Teach Out period under their initial enrolment period will be transitioned free of charge.

 All other enrolments requesting transition to the newer qualification will be subject to ACCM’s Transition to Newer Qualification fees (see our fees here).

 BSB50615 is still being offered for enrolment under State Traineeships until such time as each state approves the newer qualification.  Once approved, Trainees will automatically be transitioned to the new qualification.

Transition BSB42615 Certificate IV in Small Business

This qualification has been updated and superseded by the Certificate IV in New Small Business BSB42618.

All students currently enrolled in the previous qualification (BSB42615) must complete their course or be transferred to the current version prior to 25 September 2019 per our Transition and Teach Out Policy (see our policy here).

 Trainees and certain government subsidized students enrolled in the previous qualification will be offered free transition to the newer qualification once allowed in their state.

Existing students who are not due to complete within the Teach Out period under their initial enrolment period will be transitioned free of charge.

 All other enrollments requesting transition to the newer qualification will be subject to ACCM’s Transition to Newer Qualification fees (see our fees here).

 BSB42615 is still being offered for enrolment under State Traineeships until such time as each state approves the newer qualification.  Once approved, Trainees will automatically be transitioned to the new qualification.

Superseded Qualification FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting

This qualification has been updated and superseded by the Diploma of Accounting FNS50217.

Diploma of Accounting FNS50217 has entry requirements and so transition is not automatic for those enrolled in FNS50215.

All students currently enrolled in FNS50215 must complete their course by the 12 February 2020, or if eligible based on entry requirements, be transferred to the newer qualification as per our Transition and Teach Out Policy (see our policy here).

Students who do not complete by this date and who do not meet the entry requirements will have their course closed and be issued a Statement of Attainment for units completed.

 

Transition for FNS30315 Certificate III in Accounts Administration

This qualification has been updated and superseded by the Certificate III in Accounts Administration FNS30317.

All students currently enrolled in the previous qualification (FNS30315) must complete their course or be transferred to the current version prior to 12 February 2019 per our Transition and Teach Out Policy (see our policy here).

Trainees and certain government subsidized students enrolled in the previous qualification will be offered free transition to the newer qualification once allowed in their state.

Existing students who are not due to complete within the Teach Out period under their initial enrolment period will be transitioned free of charge.

 All other enrollments requesting transition to the newer qualification will be subject to ACCM’s Transition to Newer Qualification fees (see our fees here).

 FNS30315 is still being offered for enrolment under State Traineeships until such time as each state approves the newer qualification.  Once approved, Trainees will automatically be transitioned to the new qualification.

Transition FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting

This qualification has been updated and superseded by the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping FNS40217.

All students currently enrolled in the previous qualification (FNS40615) must complete their course or be transferred to the current version prior to 12 February 2019 per our Transition and Teach Out Policy (see our policy here).

Trainees and certain government subsidized students enrolled in the previous qualification will be offered free transition to the newer qualification once allowed in their state.

Existing students who are not due to complete within the Teach Out period under their initial enrolment period will be transitioned free of charge.

All other enrollments requesting transition to the newer qualification will be subject to ACCM’s Transition to Newer Qualification fees (see our fees here).

FNS40615 is still being offered for enrolment under State Traineeships until such time as each state approves the newer qualification.  Once approved, Trainees will automatically be transitioned to the new qualification.

Transition FNS40215 Certificate IV in Accounting

This qualification has been updated and superseded by the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping FNS40217.

All students currently enrolled in the previous qualification (FNS40215) must complete their course or be transferred to the current version prior to 12 February 2019 per our Transition and Teach Out Policy (see our policy here).

 

Trainees and certain government subsidized students enrolled in the previous qualification will be offered free transition to the newer qualification once allowed in their state.

Existing students who are not due to complete within the Teach Out period under their initial enrolment period will be transitioned free of charge.

 

All other enrollments requesting transition to the newer qualification will be subject to ACCM’s Transition to Newer Qualification fees (see our fees here).

 

FNS40215 is still being offered for enrolment under State Traineeships until such time as each state approves the newer qualification.  Once approved, Trainees will automatically be transitioned to the new qualification.