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New Deleted status in

Following feedback from users and an agreement from State and Territory Ministers, a new "Deleted" status has been introduced in (TGA). The implementation of the status will occur in two phases.

The first phase marked legacy training packages and components (including Enterprise training packages) as Deleted. This was completed in late November.  

The second phase will see the Deleted status expanded to all relevant training packages and their components. Any training packages or components currently marked as superseded with no replacement will have their status updated to Deleted. Any training packages or components released following the implementation that meet this criteria will also be marked as Deleted. The second phase is scheduled for release in mid 2017.

It should be noted that the marking of these components as Deleted reflects the fact that they are no longer able to be delivered as nationally recognised training. It does not go to the validity of qualifications previously awarded.

If you have any questions, please contact the TGA Help Desk:

The Foundation Skills Assessment Tool (FSAT) is available now

Funded by the Department of Education and Training, FSAT is an interactive online tool designed to identify and measure an individual’s foundation skill levels (English language, literacy and numeracy skills as well as employability skills). These skills are fundamental to participation in the workforce, the community and in adult education and training.

FSAT will provide valuable information to trainers and educators such as Registered Training Organisations, enabling them to assess their client’s foundation skill levels, and identify skills and knowledge where additional development may be beneficial. This, in turn, will assist students and job seekers, by targeting the areas where individuals may require additional support.

The department is currently working with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to finalise and validate FSAT. By participating in this phase of FSAT development, you will be helping to ensure that a final and free version of FSAT is available to the VET sector as quickly as possible. We invite you to use the tool and provide feedback.

Further information regarding FSAT, including answers to ‘Frequently Asked Questions’, is available at:

Have your say on VET data policy 

Public submissions were received from 19 August to 16 September to inform a review of the data policy that underpins Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) system.

The review is an important opportunity to improve the transparency and efficiency of VET. Stakeholders who use VET data, or are involved in its collection or reporting may be interested in contributing to the review.

An issues paper summarising potential areas of interest around each term of reference is available to assist stakeholders with their submissions. A short online survey is also available.

Information about the VET Data Policy Review, including the public consultations is available on the Department of Education and Training website.

Please note - Public submissions have now closed. Submissions will soon be available for viewing at the link above.   

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 providers (RTOs) 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 the National Register ( 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.

A list of the qualifications that the 18 month period applies to is available at

RTOs are able to enrol learners in and deliver the revised training products prior to the 18 month transition date once your RTO’s scope of registration has been updated by the VET Regulator and, if required, the purchasing arrangements are in place for the relevant state and territory for government funded delivery.

In relation to training where a qualification is superseded but not replaced by a new qualification (standard 1.26 (b) of the standards), the VET Regulator will continue to remove the qualification from the RTO’s scope of registration two years from the date the qualification was removed or deleted from the National Register.

RTOs delivering training funded by state government agencies should ensure that funding arrangements cover this extended period. The New South Wales government will be in contact directly with training market stakeholders about implementation of this in New South Wales.

For questions relating to the implementation of this, please contact your VET Regulator. is the national register for training in Australia and contains the authoritative information about Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), Nationally Recognised Training (NRT), and the approved scope of each RTOs to deliver NRT as required in national and jurisdictional legislation within Australia. For more information about, please visit about

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