How we calculate costs

As of 2018–19, ASQA is a partial cost recovery agency. We apply fees and charges to tasks and activities that are necessary to regulate the VET sector. ASQA returns revenue from our fees and charges to the Australian Government’s Consolidated Revenue Fund to offset budget funding.

For more information on cost recovery, visit the Department of Finance website.

Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS)

The Australian Government requires all cost recovery agencies to publish a CRIS. This document provides key information on how ASQA calculates and implements charges for specific government regulatory activity.

Changes to ASQA fees and charges

The Australian Government Budget 2018–19 announced ASQA will transition from partial cost recovery to full cost recovery by 2020–21.

It is possible that the transition will involve changes to ASQA’s cost recovery arrangements, including our fees and charges.

If ASQA considers a review of fees and charges, we will engage in public consultation with all VET sector stakeholders to seek their feedback. Stakeholders include:

  • regulated providers and course owners
  • industry peak bodies
  • Australian, state and territory governments
  • students
  • employers.

Any future public consultation on our fees and charges will be announced via and through ASQA’s other communication channels.

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