Help guide ASQA’s transition to full cost recovery from 2020-21
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) today begins consultation with the vocational education and training (VET) sector on proposed measures to support our transition to full cost recovery from 2020–21.
VET stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on a consultation paper available on ASQA’s website at www.asqa.gov.au/costrecovery.
The consultation paper outlines a number of proposed changes, including revisions to ASQA’s schedule of fees and charges.
When ASQA was first established, it was planned that over time the agency would move to full cost recovery. Under the Australian Government Charging Framework, full cost recovery means an agency’s activities are fully funded by fees and charges.
The 2018–19 Australian Government budget announced ASQA would begin operating as a full cost recovery agency from 1 July 2020.
As part of preparations to complete that transition, it is important that ASQA has a clear understanding of the VET sector’s views on all matters related to full cost recovery. Some aspects of the proposal may require legislative or policy changes before they could be implemented. It is important that the views of VET sector participants are considered before work advances to facilitate any necessary changes.
ASQA will review all feedback received and consider how the proposal might be adapted to best support the transition to full cost recovery before seeking the final approval of relevant ministers.
Visit this page to view the consultation paper, and for information on how to provide your feedback.
ASQA will accept submissions until 9 December 2019.