Decisions and notices
The National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (the Regulator) is the person appointed to make decisions under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (NVR Act).
The Regulator may also be known as the CEO of ASQA, and is supported in their decision-making by ASQA.
The CEO of ASQA may delegate their decision-making power to another person at ASQA. When this occurs, it is referred to as a decision made under delegation.
ASQA publishes information about certain regulatory decisions. We provide this information to inform students, industry and government about the vocational education and training (VET) sector.
What types of regulatory decisions does ASQA publish?
ASQA publishes the following types of regulatory decisions made under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (NVR Act):
- Administrative sanctions—either to cancel, suspend or amend the scope of registration on a registered training organisation under Section 36.
- A condition on a registered training organisation’s registration under Section 29(1).
- Rejection of an application to renew an RTO's registration under Section 17.
The above decisions are all reviewable decisions under Section 199 of the NVR Act.
Affected providers can apply to ASQA to review these decisions in certain circumstances. Providers may also ask the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for a review of these decisions under Division 1 of Part 9 of the NVR Act.
Why does ASQA publish these decisions?
ASQA publishes this information under Sections 209 and 216 of the NVR Act.
Section 209 of the NVR Act allows for the release of information to the public if the information ‘would reasonably inform a person’s choice to enrol as a VET student with a registered training organisation’.
Section 216 of the NVR Act provides for the publication of certain information on the national register, training.gov.au.