What happens if non-compliances are found at an audit?
If ASQA identifies non-compliance, you may be given 20 working days to provide evidence that you have rectified that non-compliance.
ASQA will then consider this evidence
If you remain non-compliant with the required standards, ASQA will make a decision about what actions to take next. In making this decision, ASQA will consider your history of compliance and the risks associated with the non-compliance.
Actions might include:
- applying a sanction or condition to your registration, and/or
- rejecting your application.
The National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 provides a range of sanctions of increasing severity—escalating from enforceable undertakings and additional conditions on registration through to suspending or cancelling the registration of an RTO.
As of 1 July 2018, the audit processes for initial registration and for changes to VET scope within the first two years of registration do not include an opportunity to correct and re-submit additional evidence if non-compliance is identified during the audit process.