Changes to the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (NVR Act) and supporting legislative requirements
Please note, this information has been updated to include key changes to the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Regulations 2011 approved on 6 August 2020.
The new requirements are outlined below, with guidance on what the changes will mean in practice.
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.