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Annual declaration on compliance—submissions close this Friday

6 February 2017

The Standards for RTOs 2015 require each RTO to provide ASQA with an annual declaration on their RTO’s compliance with the Standards.

When you submit this declaration, you are confirming to ASQA that you:

  • systematically monitor your RTO’s compliance, and
  • implement preventive and corrective actions where considered necessary.

To ensure you have time to complete the self-assessment required, the declaration form is now available, and will be open for two months. You can save the declaration and return to it any time during February and March.

How do I access the declaration

ASQA has sent an email containing a unique URL to your RTO’s registered email address (CEO contact), as listed on training.gov.au.

You have until midnight AEDT 31 March 2017 to complete and submit the declaration.

The declaration must be completed by the person who is legally responsible for the registration of the RTO (the Chief Executive Officer).

What if I did not receive the email from ASQA?

If you don’t have an email from ASQA, take the following steps:

  1. Please check your spam/junk mail folder.
  2. Check that your email address for the CEO contact is correctly listed on training.gov.au. If this address is incorrect, please first update your contact details in asqanet, and then email the Info Line at enquiries [at] asqa.gov.au to advise that you have done so and request that ASQA re-send the email.
  3. If you have previously unsubscribed from ASQA emails, please contact web.feedback [at] asqa.gov.au and we will reactivate your subscription to ASQA emails.
  4. If none of the above apply, please contact the Info Line and advise that you have not received the email.

How do I keep a record of my declaration?

When you submit your declaration, you will be directed to a ‘thank you’ web page which allows you to print a copy of your declaration.

It is your RTO’s responsibility to print and save a copy of the completed declaration for your records.

Note that once the declaration has been submitted, you cannot re-enter the declaration to change answers or print at a later date.

ASQA will also contact all RTOs at the end of the declaration period to either:

  • follow-up on the next steps (if a declaration was not submitted), or
  • advise that your RTO successfully completed the declaration.

What will ASQA do with the information I submit?

ASQA uses the information received through annual declarations to identify systemic risks to the quality of VET delivery and to ensure it holds correct information about each RTO’s operations. Reporting of self-identified non-compliance will not automatically trigger a regulatory response from ASQA about the issue reported. ASQA’s assessment of provider declarations will focus on the rigour and veracity of the self-assessment process undertaken, to assist in identifying areas of common risk.

What happens if I don’t complete the annual declaration by 31 March 2017?

Providing this information is a requirement of clause 8.4 of the Standards. If you do not submit the requested declaration, ASQA will take further regulatory action.