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Cancel a VET accredited course

Course owners can apply to cancel a VET accredited course during its accreditation period.

Which form do I use?

Use the Application to cancel accreditation of a course form (DOC). Submit the completed form to courses [at] asqa.gov.au.

Is there a fee?

There is no fee for cancelling an accredited course.

For a full list of fees and charges, please read the Guide to ASQA’s fees and charges 2018-19 (PDF).

How long does cancellation take?

Course owners should allow up to 60 working days for the accreditation of a course to be cancelled.

ASQA’s decision

While assessing your application, ASQA may notify relevant stakeholders of the proposed cancellation, including: RTOs that have the course within their scope of registration; VET regulators in Victoria and Western Australia; and industry regulators and licensing bodies. ASQA will consider representations by stakeholders in its decision-making process.

After assessing your application, ASQA will notify you either of:

  • the decision to approve the course’s cancellation and the cancellation date, or
  • the decision not to approve the course’s cancellation and the reasons for the decision.

ASQA may also notify relevant stakeholders of the outcome.

Cancellation by ASQA

In certain circumstances, ASQA may initiate the cancellation of a VET accredited course. ASQA will notify you if it initiates the cancellation of your course.

You have the right to appeal a decision by ASQA to cancel the accreditation of a VET accredited course. Such decisions are reviewable, under Section 199 of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011.

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