Steven Morrissey is one of Australia’s leading compliance and regulatory experts in Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.
Steven’s career history is characterised by his skills in audit, investigation and risk management. As a specialist in VET compliance he has provided Audits and investigations for the VET regulatory authority, ASQA and assisted countless VET providers to meet the Standards for RTOs.
During his employment with ASQA, Steve conducted over 100 quality and compliance audits, several criminal investigations, and delivered extensive training sessions to all regulatory operations personnel at three separate national moderation conferences. While at ASQA, his knowledge of the VET Quality Framework was so well regarded that Steve was asked to provide training to all non-regulatory operations personnel on the implementation of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 and managed the implementation of specialised “government investigations training” for regulatory operations personnel to undertake criminal investigations.
As Manager of Regulatory Operations in the Melbourne Office, he was selected by the Commissioner of Regulatory Operations to manage the pilot program for the regulation of offshore delivery of Australian VET providers in China. This project was the first of its kind conducted by an education regulator within Australia and involved the onsite audit of several Australian TAFE institutes operating in mainland China.
Since leaving ASQA, Steven has been very successful in assisting a range of Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) including very large providers in meeting compliance with re-registrations, CRICOS registrations, initial RTO registrations, implementing new compliant quality management systems, assessment validations and rectifying the shortcomings in assessment practices. Due to the quality of information he has provided, Audits have regularly not been required due to the quality of the information Steven has provided the ASQA which are based on his outstanding understanding of the requirements of the quality framework.
As National Compliance and Quality Manager for Edutemps he has consistently provided leadership on large compliance projects that are time critical with multiple stakeholders to meet compliance requirements.
Due to his success and his balanced approach to compliance, his recommendations and guidance are highly valued and sought within the VET sector to ensure compliance with the Standards for RTOs.
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