Short course provider shown the door

Trades College Australia (TCA) has been deregistered as a registered training organisation (RTO).

The Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) worked with the training industry regulator, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), regarding issues including the delivery of recognition of prior learning for refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) courses hosted by TCA. Both Certificate II and Certificate III RAC courses were affected.

ASQA took action against TCA and, after numerous appeals, has cancelled their RTO status. To keep up-to-date with training issues visit To read more about recognition of prior learning see the article ‘The recognition of prior learning (RPL) process.'

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