How does ASQA determine what level of sanction applies for non-compliance?
The NVR and ESOS Acts provide for sanctions of increasing severity—starting from written directions and additional conditions on registration through to suspending or cancelling a provider’s registration. ASQA applies these powers and sanctions with proportion, rigour, fairness and consistency.
In making these determinations, ASQA considers a range of factors related to the provider, the outcome of the specific activity and systemic risk issues that are relevant to the provider (for example, specific courses of concern). These factors are considered together when determining an appropriate response.