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Complaints about ASQA

You can contact ASQA at any time to:

  • request more information
  • provide feedback, or
  • lodge a formal complaint.

Feedback or complaints

To provide feedback about ASQA―positive or negative―email

To make a formal complaint about ASQA, complete and submit a Complaint about ASQA form.

Anyone can make a complaint—students, training organisation personnel, employers, parents, industry representatives or any other member of the community.
Completed forms should be emailed to

For more information on how ASQA manages complaints received from external stakeholders in relation to its practices and services, refer to ASQA's Complaints about ASQA policy.

Timeframes and advice to complainants

Complaints about ASQA received through the address will be acknowledged in writing within five working days of receipt by ASQA. Complaints received through other channels will be acknowledged as soon as possible.

If ASQA considers that more than 90 days will be required to finalise a complaint and provide advice to the complainant, it will write to the complainant to explain the reasons why more than 90 days is required.

Request more information

To make an enquiry (for example, about your registration), contact the ASQA Info line:

The Info Line is open 9.00 am to 7.00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), Monday to Friday (dial +61 3 8613 3910 from outside Australia).

You can also look at our support pages:

What happens when I make a complaint?

Complaints are handled by ASQA’s Governance and Planning team. This team operates independently from ASQA operational units. This reporting arrangement provides a measure of confidentiality for the complainant.

ASQA responds to complaints in accordance with the clear guidelines of its complaints policy. ASQA seeks to finalise complaints as quickly as possible. Following receipt of a complaint, the Governance and Planning team investigates and prepares a report, including recommendations and a written response to the complainant.

If a complaint is substantiated and requires action (for example, in relation to staff performance, or where the complaint acts as a prompt for making changes to an existing ASQA system), this is included in the recommendations. The advice to the complainant provides details of the outcome of the investigation and any actions that will affect the complainant.

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