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Functions, vision and values


ASQA’s functions include:

  • registering training providers as ‘registered training organisations’ (RTOs)
  • registering organisations on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) to deliver training to international students on student visas
  • ensuring that organisations comply with the conditions and standards for registration, including by carrying out compliance audits
  • accrediting vocational education and training (VET) courses.

ASQA may also collect, analyse and publish information on the VET sector and VET providers.


ASQA’s vision is that students, employers and governments have full confidence in the quality of vocational education and training outcomes delivered by Australian registered training organisations.


We value independence, transparency, collaboration, resilience, intelligence, courage and respect.