28 January 2020
Excellent News for RGIT Australia and its stakeholders: ASQA agrees to re-register RGIT Australia
Royal Gurkhas Institute of Technology (RGIT) Australia is very pleased to announce that it has reached agreement with Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to have its registration renewed for five years. This follows ASQA’s earlier decisions notified on 29 May 2019 not to renew RGIT’s registration.
While those decisions did not take effect as the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) stayed them enabling RGIT to continue to operate fully, RGIT is very pleased to have reached final agreement with ASQA. RGIT Australia is now reregistered for 5 years as normal and we also have new courses added to our scope of registration. The following new qualifications are now also on our scope of registration in addition to the qualifications we previously offered:
- Graduate Certificate in Management (Learning) - BSB80515
- Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) - BSB80615
Following our agreement with ASQA, the Tribunal made a final Order on Friday, 23 January 2020 reflecting the agreement.
The agreement means that it was not necessary to have a final hearing and to experience further delay before RGIT could achieve certainty for its students, staff and other stakeholders.
Speaking after the Tribunal made formal Orders today, Mr Chandra Yonzon, CEO at RGIT said:
“We are delighted that we have reached agreement with ASQA which provides for our registration being renewed for five years and qualifications being added to our scope. The terms of the agreement were satisfactory to both parties and RGIT hopes that the agreement will lay the ground work for a cooperative approach between RGIT and ASQA which will allow RGIT to demonstrate to ASQA its high standards and ongoing compliance within a positive and cooperative framework.”
Acknowledging the difficulty and uncertainty surrounding RGIT during the last few months, Mr Yonzon added: “It has been a very difficult time for our students, staff and our marketing agents in recent months. I would like to thank all of them for their ongoing support and confidence in my hard-working team at RGIT. I would also like to thank everyone else that was involved in assisting me and my team to reach this stage; our compliance and legal teams for their excellent work, for understanding us well and working hard in our favour. I would also like to thank ASQA and its legal team, who understood our position and worked very hard until both parties reached an agreement and was able to set this case aside.”
RGIT Australia will now move on, continue its full operations as normal and look forward to its great future.
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