The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) established the Audit, Accredited Courses Evaluation, Investigation and Related Services Panel in July 2016. This panel provides ASQA access to businesses that offer one or more of the following services:
- vocational Education and Training (VET) audit and evidence review services
- Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) audit and evidence review services
- accredited course evaluation services, or
- investigations services.
ASQA uses this panel to supplement its internal capacity to conduct audit, evidence review, course accreditation and investigations work.
A Request for Tender (RFT) was published on AusTender for the establishment of this panel in April 2016. Businesses that were successful in this process were offered a Deed of Standing Offer to be on the panel.