Queensland Training Ombudsman to review security industry qualifications
Published Tuesday, 09 August, 2016 at 10:56 AM
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills
The Honourable Yvette D'Ath
The Palaszczuk Government has directed Queensland’s Training Ombudsman to undertake a review of training in the security industry.
The decision comes after the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) cancelled the accreditation of Queensland-based training provider Peacemakers Security Pty Ltd.
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills Yvette D’Ath said it is important to ensure the highest standards of training in Queensland.
“The security industry is one of the most sensitive areas for vocational training, because of the roles that graduates of that training can undertake,” said Mrs D’Ath.
“I want to ensure that we have a properly trained security industry in Queensland, to ensure the safety of people and property across the state.
“As such, I have directed the interim Training Ombudsman to undertake a review of training in the security industry, with a particular focus on identifying any systemic issues or areas for improvement.”
“In relation to Peacemakers, the Office of Fair Trading is working with ASQA in relation to course participants past and present – those who already received the qualifications and licence, and those who are seeking a gain a licence.
Mrs D’Ath said that under the circumstances, it was appropriate to conduct a broader review of security training in Queensland.
“Peacemakers was not an approved training provider contracted by the Queensland Department of Education and Training.
“The Palaszczuk Government has a strong focus on ensuring quality training services are provided in Queensland.
“This is why we have established the office of the Queensland Training Ombudsman and will continue to work closely with ASQA to support any Queenslanders impacted by the actions of any organisations not upholding these standards.”
Anyone with concerns about the quality of their training and wanting to discuss options can contact Training Queensland on 1300 369 935 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, the Queensland Training Ombudsman can be contacted on 1800 773 048 or email@example.com.
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