GOTAFE is pleased to announce that it has successfully secured regulatory reregistration for the maximum possible period of seven years, validating its reputation as a high quality vocational education provider.
GOTAFE CEO Paul Culpan praised his staff for securing accreditation through the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and commented on the commitment involved across the organisation to achieve the result. An ASQA registration is required for a business to operate as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in Australia.
“I congratulate all staff on this massive achievement for GOTAFE and thank the many staff who put in a tremendous amount of work,” Mr Culpan explained.
“Through this accreditation our reputation as a high quality vocational educator provider has been validated, particularly with the approval of seven years,” he explains.
“Our goal as an organisation is to achieve ongoing sustainable compliance and this proves we are on the right track,” he said.
“To achieve reregistration, GOTAFE had to meet requirements of an audit, testing against national quality assurance requirements – a task involving staff across all campuses in one way or another.”
The organisation also had to ensure that courses met an established industry, enterprise, educational, legislative or community need. In addition, GOTAFE also had to prove their courses provided appropriate competency outcomes and a solid basis for assessment.
Mr Culpan explained the biggest bonus for students as a result of the accreditation is the fact that GOTAFE accredited courses are nationally recognised, opening doors and increasing opportunities for their futures.
GOTAFE’s Quality and Sustainability Manager Peter Watson was heavily involved in the process and said it was a very pleasing reward for the efforts of many.
“The ASQA auditors noted that compliance to standards was enthusiastically demonstrated by very well prepared teams of staff at GOTAFE and that it was evident we had a robust system of compliance,” he explained.
“This is a great result and demonstrates the passion our staff have for their work and dedication to the subsequent success of our students,” he said.