Coming up in January 2019: are you prepared to submit Total VET Activity data for 2018?

The VET national provider collection is an annual collection of AVETMISS data from all RTOs.

RTOs must submit AVETMISS data for 2018 to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in early 2019.

What do I need to report to NCVER?

Every RTO that is registered as at 31 December 2018 must report:

  • all VET student enrolment activity it conducted in 2018
  • all VET award issuance activity it conducted in 2018.

Your RTO is required to report all VET activity regardless of whether:

  • it attracted government funding or not
  • it was conducted in Australia, offshore or online
  • it resulted in a determination of competence or any other outcome.

How and when do I report my Total VET Activity/AVETMISS data for 2018?

Some RTOs report some or all of their training activity data through a state training authority or board of school studies.

All training activity that has not been reported through a state training authority or board of school studies must be reported directly to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).

NCVER’s web-based AVETMISS Validation Software system will open in the first week of January 2019.

You must report to NCVER by close of business 28 February 2019.

What if my RTO did not undertake any activity during 2018?

You must submit a ‘Nil Returns’ report to NCVER if your RTO conducted no VET activity in 2018, that is:

  • no student enrolments
  • no training delivery, and
  • no certification issuance.

This applies for many new RTOs that were granted registration in late 2018 but may not yet have commenced any delivery activity.

How will I know if any of my 2018 VET activity is exempt from AVETMISS reporting?

ASQA has notified a number of RTOs that some VET delivery they conducted in 2018 is exempt from having to be reported to the national collection.

If you have received this notification, you must still provide an aggregate report for this exempt activity if it has not otherwise been reported to the national collection.

NCVER has recently contacted RTOs with these exemptions about providing an aggregate competency commencement and completion data report which does not include student identifiable details.

What happens if I do not submit my report by 28 February 2019?

Your RTO is required to meet all data provision requirements as a condition of its registration. If your RTO does not comply with all relevant requirements of the National VET Data Policy, ASQA may impose regulatory penalties.

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