The sports and recreation industry constantly evolves, and qualifications must keep pace. The SIS training package has undergone significant updates to align with industry demands, ensuring graduates have the most relevant and valuable skills.
As you transition to this new and improved qualification, let’s explore how to stay ahead of the industry and maintain compliance throughout the process.
1 August 2023 SIS Training Update: Extended Transition Period for SIS20115 – Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has approved an extended transition period for the SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation qualification to protect and support learners. This decision responds to the need for flexibility and acknowledges the genuine disadvantage learners might face if the extension is not granted.
SIS20115 Extended Transition Period Details
The extended training, assessment, and certification issuance period for the SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation qualification is set to conclude on 31 December 2024. Thus, it allows learners to complete their studies or successfully transition to the new qualification.
New enrolments for this qualification will be allowed after 11 December 2023, the existing transition end date.
However, a vital condition is attached to this extension: all students must finish their studies or be transferred to the replacement qualification before the transition ends.
This condition ensures that learners are adequately supported during the transition and are not left in educational limbo.
Collaboration with VRQA and TAC WA on SIS Training Update
ASQA considered various stakeholders’ perspectives before approving the extended transition period. It consulted with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) and the Training Accreditation Council Western Australia (TAC WA) to gather valuable insights and ensure a comprehensive decision-making process.
During the extended transition period, the SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation qualification will remain in the scope of registration for Registered Training Organizations (RTOs). This allows learners to access the necessary resources and support while pursuing this qualification. However, it also signifies the importance of ensuring RTOs implement a smooth and efficient transition to the replacement qualification beyond the extended period.
What Your RTO Can Do with the Latest SIS Training Package Update Transitions
Keep track of training package changes and deadlines.
Review and Revise
Update courses and assessments to meet new standards.
Invest in professional development for staff.
Attend Training Events
Participate in conferences and workshops.
Choose Quality Resources
Select compliant, high-quality materials.
Assess trainers’ ability to contextualize or use pre-updated resources.
Act promptly to accommodate changes.
Approving an extended transition period for the SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation is a significant step towards safeguarding learners’ interests and maintaining the integrity of vocational education in the sport and recreation sector. This decision by ASQA demonstrates a commitment to flexibility and inclusivity in education, allowing students to navigate their learning journey confidently.
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