Regulatory strategy

Each year, ASQA publishes a regulatory strategy outlining the systemic risks we will target over the next two years. The regulatory strategy targets risks likely to affect a significant proportion of providers and risk the quality and outcomes of VET if they are not treated.

ASQA uses an evidence-based approach to identify the areas posing the greatest risk to Australia’s VET sector. This includes using our own regulatory data, undertaking environmental scanning, engaging with state and territory governments and a range of stakeholder groups.

The complexity and size of the sector mean that ASQA can only realistically pursue a small number of systemic risk projects at one time. Through our target areas and strategic initiatives, we work closely with other government agencies and stakeholder groups to develop proportionate and effective responses to risk.

ASQA Regulatory strategy 2019–21

Our target areas in the 2019 to 2021 period include:

  1. Trainer and assessor capability
  2. VET delivered to secondary school students.
Cover of the ASQA Regualtory strategy 2019-20

We are continuing to implement the following strategic initiatives:

  • Recognising and supporting quality in the VET sector
  • Australia’s international education sector
  • Strengthening registration requirements
  • Training products concern
  • Standards of concern
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