Contest an ASQA decision

ASQA makes decisions about the:

  • registration of training providers as RTOs
  • accreditation of VET courses
  • registration of certain providers of education and training on CRICOS to provide courses to overseas students.

If you are not satisfied with a decision made by ASQA concerning your organisation, you have options to contest this decision. The process and options will be different depending on whether your dispute relates to RTO registration and course accreditation, or CRICOS registration.

Contesting an RTO or accredited course decision

We make decisions about RTO registrations and accreditation of VET courses under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (NVR Act).

The following options may be available to you to contest ASQA decisions relating to RTO registration and accredited courses.

Contesting a CRICOS decision

Decisions about CRICOS registrations are made under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act).

The following options may be available to you to contest ASQA decisions relating to CRICOS registration.

Freedom of information (FOI) requests

You may have the right to obtain access to documents relating to RTO, CRICOS and course accreditation decisions.

Find out more and how to make an FOI request on our Freedom of information page.

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