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Appendix 1—Definitions

Fees

The Australian Skills Quality Authority’s (ASQA’s) fees are determined by way of legislative instrument registered in the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments. ASQA’s current fees are determined by the Australian Skills Quality Authority Instrument Fixing Fees No.1 of 2013 (the 2013 Instrument). The legislative instrument is made under subsections 232(1) and 232(5) of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011.

Charges

The Australian Skills Quality Authority’s (ASQA’s) charges are determined by way of legislative instrument registered in the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments. ASQA’s current charges are determined by the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Determination 2013 (No. 1). The legislative instrument is made under subsections 9(2), 12(2) and section 13 of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Act 2012 (the Charges Act).

Other key terms in this guide:

Act means the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011.
ASQA means the Australian Skills Quality Authority.
asqanet means ASQA’s regulatory management database.
ASQA official travel costs

means

  1. reasonably incurred airfares
  2. such other travel expenses which may reasonably be incurred, including but not limited to, accommodation, car rental and meals
Charges Act means the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Act 2012.
CRICOS means the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students, as specified in section 14A of the ESOS Act.
Delivery Site is defined as a permanent site/location, at which training and/or assessment are delivered that is either owned or leased by the organisation. Multiple facilities at a single or co-located address are treated as one site/location.
ELICOS means an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students.
ESOS Act means the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000.
NVR means National Vocational Education and Training Regulator.
NVR registered training organisation has the meaning given by section 3 of the Act.
Qualification includes training package qualifications, VET accredited courses and programs (including ELICOS).
Registered Provider has the meaning given in section 5 of the ESOS Act.
RTO means a registered training organisation, defined at section 3 of the Act.
Training Package is a nationally endorsed, integrated set of competency standards, assessment requirements, Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications, and credit arrangements for a specific industry, industry sector or enterprise.
Units of competency means the specification of industry knowledge and skill and the application of that knowledge and skill to the standard of performance expected in the workplace.
VET accredited course has the meaning given at section 3 of the Act.
VET qualification has the meaning given at section 3 of the Act.

Note: An expression has the same meaning in this Guide as in the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011.