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RTO + Education

In a highly regulated environment, marshalls+dent+wilmoth’s RTO and Education group is recognised as an industry leader in navigating the complex and intricate legal process to ensure regulatory compliance.

Whether through the Administrative Appeals Tribunal or in the Federal Court of Australia, our team has extensive experience advising RTOs and educational facilities in relation to:

  • Merits Review applications;
  • Stay applications;
  • decisions cancelling or suspending the registration of an RTO or refusing to renew its registration;
  • decisions to add courses to an RTO’s scope of registration;
  • applications for reconsideration of a reviewable decision;
  • breaches;
  • outcomes of audits alleging non-compliance with the current National Code and Standards for RTOs;
  • funding agreements with the Department of Education (Commonwealth and State) VET FEE-HELP, VET Student Loans and VET Funding Contracts;
  • the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) and its Tuition Assurance Schemes;
  • State and Federal legislation and regulatory frameworks such as Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the National Vocational and Education Training Regulator Act 2011 (Cth), Educational Services (Post-Secondary Education) Award 2010 and other related or associated statutory bodies and Acts and,
  • employment and workplace relations requirements in respect of human resources and industrial relations matters, staff classification of employment and employment contracts.

Additionally, the firm can advise RTOs and educational facilities in regards to:

  • Commercial litigation
  • General commercial
  • Property, including leasing
  • Family law
  • Debt collection
  • Landlord and/or tenant disputes
  • Service agreements
  • Sale of business and/or shares

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