Extension of Implementation Date for New Trainer and Assessor Credential Requirements to 1 July 2019

Mar 29, 2019

Updated credential requirements for trainers and assessors set out in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 were due to take effect on 1 April 2019, bringing the requirements in line with 2016 changes to the Training and Education Training Package.

Recent feedback from the vocational education and training (VET) sector indicated that a number of trainers and assessors were still undertaking gap training and may not have met the new requirements by 1 April 2019.

In response to this feedback, Skills Ministers agreed to delay the introduction of these requirements to 1 July 2019, so that trainers and assessors can continue to train while undertaking gap training for a further three months. The Standards for RTOs are being amended accordingly. Please note that no further extensions to the new credential requirements will be made.

Those individuals who hold a diploma or higher level qualification in adult education may not need to undertake any further gap training to meet the requirements. RTOs and their trainers and assessors are responsible for confirming contemporary proficiency and relevant industry skills and experience.

Information on the current trainer and assessor credential requirements is available from the VET regulators at:

Australian Skills Quality Authority
Western Australia Training Accreditation Council
Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority


Further information about new trainer and assessor credential requirements that apply from 1 July 2019, is available at www.education.gov.au/frequently-asked-questions-new-trainer-and-assessor-credentials-requirements.
Additional queries may be directed to the Australian Government Department of Education and Training by emailing VETassessment@education.gov.au.