A decision is not normally made right after a hearing, although it can be in certain urgent situations. Normally, the Board members that heard the appeal or considered the written submissions will take time to consider all the evidence and provide a written decision with reasons after the completion of the hearing. The Board will provide a written decision in every case, which will be sent to all the participants and also be posted on the Board’s website.
Generally, once the Board releases a decision, it cannot change its decision.
Section 11(8) of the Industry Training Authority Act states that a decision of the Board is final and conclusive and not open to question or review in any court. However, Board decisions are subject to proceedings under the Judicial Review Procedure Act, R.S.B.C. 1996 c. 241 and sections 57 and 58 of the Administrative Tribunals Act, S.B.C. 2004, c. 45.