Standards for RTOs 2015
On 26 September 2014, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Industry and Skills Council agreed to new regulatory standards for training providers and regulators—the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015. These replaced the Standards for NVR RTOs 2012.
ASQA uses the Standards to ensure nationally consistent, high-quality training and assessment across Australia's vocational education and training (VET) system. Compliance with the Standards is a requirement for:
- all ASQA registered training organisations
- applicants seeking registration.
The Standards protect the interests of all students in Australia's VET system.
Understanding the Standards
ASQA has developed the following information and guidance on the standards for RTOs and other stakeholders in the sector:
- Users’ Guide to the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015—a comprehensive guide to assist RTOs to understand their obligations under the revised Standards for RTOs 2015
- Summary mapping and treatment of non-compliances—Standards for RTOs against SNRs (PDF)—this document outlines transition arrangements for RTOs moving to the new Standards where non-compliances have been identified with particular Clauses
- FAQs on the Standards.