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Risk-based regulation

ASQA applies a risk-based approach to regulation. 

In practice this means that:

  • ASQA primarily focuses its efforts on assessing, and where necessary responding to, risks that may arise if a learner is judged competent without possessing the necessary skills and knowledge.
  • ASQA manages risk on two levels: operational (provider risk), and strategic (systemic risk).
  • ASQA also applies a risk based approach when responding to complaints about providers.
  • ASQA assesses risks to the vocational education and training system as a whole and mitigates heightened risk exposures through targeted and effective actions.

ASQA’s approach to risk-based regulation is outlined in the Regulatory Risk Framework.