ASQA announces details of fee waivers and reimbursements

15 April 2020

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has today announced details about a plan to waive or reimburse some fees and charges, to help mitigate the negative financial impacts of COVID-19 on the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

To support registered training organisations (RTOs), Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) providers and accredited course owners, ASQA will:

  • Waive fees and charges that have been invoiced since 1 January 2020, through 30 June 2021
  • Reimburse any payments already made for invoices issued since 1 January 2020.

These measures are designed to ease financial pressure on the ongoing business operations of providers and course owners. They therefore exclude fees related to initial registration as a new VET provider, initial registration on CRICOS, and initial accreditation of new VET courses. Invoices already issued for these services are excluded from fee relief and require payment in full.

Visit this page on the ASQA website for more information about how waivers and reimbursements will be applied, including eligibility timeframes, and a list of frequently asked questions.

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