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Use ASQA's audit tool and audit report templates

ASQA's auditors used the documents discussed on this page when auditing providers' compliance against the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2017 (National Code).

Audit tool

The Audit tool (PDF 542kb) is a resource used by ASQA auditors to:

  • guide the collection of relevant evidence against each part of the National Code, and
  • provide a picture of what compliance with each standard looks like. 

Your organisation may choose to use the audit tool as a point of reference when actively monitoring compliance (e.g. conducting a self assessment) or when preparing for an audit. 

The audit tool provides a non-exhaustive list of factors your ASQA auditor will take into consideration. However, the included evidence guidance is a guide only; there may be other factors an auditor takes into consideration. The overall finding for a standard may not necessarily be ‘compliant’ even if all boxes have been ticked to indicate ‘Yes’.

ASQA does not record the details of non-compliance in the audit tool, which is an internal resource. Findings of non-compliance are recorded in the audit report, a copy of which is issued to the provider.

Audit reports

The findings of all audits are reported in an Audit report (PDF 1.2MB).

ASQA uses an 'exceptions-based' model of reporting. This means that ASQA will only record a comprehensive description of evidence gathered and compliance findings if non-compliance is identified at your audit. In this case, the audit report will also include a description of the gap in compliance and a description of the nature of further evidence ASQA requires.

Your organisation may choose to reference the audit report template and adopt the style of reporting used by ASQA when undertaking your own compliance monitoring activities (e.g. conducting a 'self-assessment') and/or when preparing for an ASQA audit.

The template can be used to clearly:

  • set out the reasons for the finding of non-compliance (if relevant) and to describe the gap in compliance and what further evidence is required
  • describe the further evidence (rectification evidence) required to fill the compliance gap, and 
  • state any outstanding non-compliance.