Introduction

ASQA’s Regulatory Strategy 2020-22 has been developed in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ASQA has taken account of the pressures the pandemic has placed on the VET sector, including the financial impact on providers, in determining our regulatory priorities for 2020-22.

The suitability of the initiatives contained in this regulatory strategy will be considered as circumstances change throughout 2020-22, and will be revised and updated where necessary.

Our role

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is the national vocational education and training (VET) regulator.

Our purpose

To provide nationally consistent, risk-based regulation of VET that contributes to an informed, quality VET sector that meets Australia’s needs.

What we regulate

We are the regulator for providers that deliver VET courses to domestic students in Australia or offer Australian qualifications internationally.

We are the regulator for providers that deliver VET courses to overseas students.

We are the regulator for certain providers that deliver English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS).

We accredit VET courses that meet an established industry, legislative or community need.

We seek to understand and respond to risk at two levels:

  • provider risk
  • systemic risk.
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