Attention ECEC VET providers: data provision requirements change from 1 March

by Freya Lucas

January 06, 2021

As a result of legislative changes made to include the new National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Data Provision Requirements) Instrument 2020, providers of vocational education and training (VET) in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector will need to meet additional requirements come 1 March 2021. 

 

Approved on 20 November 2020, the legislation change is outlined on the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) website, and aims to simplify and clarify the existing data provision requirements.

 

While many of these changes are minor, some changes, such as the need for providers to keep ASQA up-to-date about the physical address of any site or campus from which VET courses are delivered on a permanent basis, will be of note to those in the sector. 

 

“We will use this information to ensure provider details on the national register (training.gov.au) are accurate and up-to-date, which is critical in supporting students to make an informed decision when selecting a training provider,” information from ASQA reads.

 

ASQA has provided information to support providers to understand what the changed requirements mean, which outlines key aspects such as:

 

  • when the changes take effect
  • what the changes will mean in practice
  • how the changes will affect providers
  • how ASQA’s processes will change.

 

Providers will be updated on their data provision obligations in the lead up to the instrument coming into effect in March next year, ASQA said. 

For more information, please visit the ASQA website, here

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