ASQA undertakes two distinct types of audit:
- registration audits
- compliance audits
The cost of registration audits is factored into ASQA's application fees and you are not charged an additional fee for a registration audit.
Compliance audits are charged at the following rate:
- $250 per auditor per hour (with a minimum charge of $1,000)
- plus any official ASQA travel costs
- plus, if any part of the audit is conducted outside Australia, any additional reasonable expenses incurred by ASQA relating to that part of the audit.
The charge applies to time spent by ASQA, including time spent in conducting the audit, auditor travel, preparing the audit report and reviewing any additional evidence (where non-compliance has been identified).
ASQA cannot provide an estimate of the cost of your audit in advance, as the final cost of the audit depends on the time taken to conduct the audit, including the time taken by the auditor to analyse and report on any additional evidence provided in response to non-compliance identified at audit.
ASQA will invoice you when the audit is finalised.
Currently, no charges apply to compliance audits against the legislative requirements under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (the ESOS Act).