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.