Changes to the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (NVR Act) and supporting legislation.
Please note, this information has been updated to include the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Data Provision Requirements) Instrument 2020, approved on 20 November 2020.
|Legislation||Changes approved||Changes in effect|
|National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Data Provision Requirements) Instrument 2020||20 November 2020||1 March 2021|
|National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Regulations 2011||6 August 2020||1 March 2021|
|National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Regulations 2011||6 August 2020||1 September 2020|
|National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011||26 February 2020||1 July 2020|
To see what the changes will mean in practice, expand the relevant section below.
Changes to requirements for RTOs
Changes to ASQA’s processes
Key changes to ASQA’s processes include:
Other key changes include:
- The Secretary of the Department can release information to the public about VET provided by RTOs, and the outcomes and experiences for VET students and employers. This does not authorise the release of personal information unless the personal information is the name of the RTO. The information for publishing would be aggregated and not be able to be used in such a way that it could re-identify an individual. The Secretary can also authorise the NCVER to release this information.
- The Minister may direct ASQA concerning the performance of its functions and the exercise of its powers. The Minister is not able to direct ASQA regarding a regulatory decision with respect to an individual training provider.
Reporting locations to ASQA
Under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Data Provision Requirements) Instrument 2020, providers need to keep ASQA up-to-date about of the physical address of any site or campus at which they deliver VET on a permanent basis.
ASQA uses this information to ensure details on the National Register are current and accurate. This information is critical to supporting students to make informed decisions when selecting a training provider.
You can notify ASQA of changes to your delivery locations through asqanet.
The following scenarios are designed to assist providers to determine when location details must be reported.