Transition period: ASQA has extended the transition period of the FSK qualifications until 26 November 2021. Details are on the ASQA website here.

They have also extended the 91 FSK Foundation Skills units of competency from Release 1.1 of the FSK Training Package until 26 November 2021.  Details are on the ASQA website here  

Assessor qualifications: Recently ACAL have received queries about the qualifications required for the new FSK units. There have been questions around what could be included in ‘a higher level education qualification, such as.

ACAL contacted ASQA to ask how they will monitor and respond to this requirement. We also asked ASQA to provide guidance around how the statement should be interpreted.  Read a summary of the ASQA response here.

PWC have responded and we are organising a time to discuss.

Thanks to everyone who raised this as an issue – we hope to have details soon.

The new units: Have you started to develop assessments or training materials for the new units? We have received this feedback from one RTO who have been developing resources in preparation for using the new units:

  • The knowledge evidence (KE) has many items and they are often too complex in terms of concept level for the ACSF level of the unit
  • Assessing the KE will be difficult in terms of evidence collection (for audit) because the metalanguage required to demonstrate the knowledge is beyond that of most learners
  • Many components of the new units are not covered by the existing (old) FSK Implementation Guide Appendix

We are interested in continuing to hear your feedback about the units. You can email us or contact us via FaceBook.

September 2020