ASQA overview

As the national regulator for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, ASQA seeks to make sure that the sector's quality is maintained through the effective regulation of:

  • vocational education and training providers
  • accredited vocational education and training courses
  • Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) providers, including those delivering English Language Intensive Courses to Overseas Students (ELICOS).

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

Australia is fortunate to have a world-leading vocational education and training system. This crucial sector provides training in the skills Australians need for employment, and injects billions of dollars of export income into the economy each year.

ASQA makes sure that the quality and reputation of Australia's VET system is maintained through effective national regulation.

The Ministerial Statement of Expectations clarifies the CEO’s role and responsibilities and, by definition, the expectations of ASQA as a best-practice regulator. The statement outlines, and will underpin, ASQA’s priorities and the achievement of our strategic objective over the coming years.

ASQA’s role in the VET sector (animated video)

This short video explains ASQA’s role as well as the roles of other key organisations that registered training organisations (RTOs) may interact with while engaged in the VET sector.

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