A joint ASQA and TEQSA statement regarding regulatory flexibility

20 March 2020

All AQF training and assessment must meet high quality standards regardless of the location of the student and the mode of delivery. As long as the student remains enrolled with their provider, and the assessment requirements of the course allow it, the location of the student and the mode of delivery should not form an impediment to attainment of an Australian qualification.

National regulators, including ASQA and TEQSA, will be flexible in order to support students to study online either in Australia or offshore.

Providers should assure themselves that such arrangements maintain assessment and quality standards, and are appropriately documented. Not all qualifications are suited to online learning, this may include those with mandatory work placements.

If providers have questions about their specific circumstances they should contact their relevant regulator.

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