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Five things RTOs need to know in 2019

14 February 2019

Every ASQA registered provider needs to stay on top of the basics of registration.

Here’s how you can keep track of some of your key obligations this year.

Make sure we can contact you

Has your CEO’s email address or your registration email address changed in the last year? You might not be receiving important updates from ASQA. This time last year, more than 200 providers missed out on receiving their invitation to complete the annual declaration because they had not updated their email address.

If you haven’t provided a mobile contact number, it’s a good idea to do so. In addition to emails and news on our website, ASQA sometimes uses text message reminders for important matters for RTOs. If you choose not to provide a mobile contact number, you won’t receive these reminders.

Know your registration expiry date so you can submit your renewal on time

Every RTO needs to apply to renew its registration, and pay the application lodgement fee, at least 90 days before its registration is due to expire.

Remember if you do not submit your renewal application and pay the applicable fees before the 90 day deadline, in most cases ASQA will not allow you to submit a late application.

Meet your data provision requirements

There are three key data collections each year:

  • Every RTO has to report Total VET Activity AVETMISS data for 2018 to NCVER by 28 February 2019, even if no training was provided. Check your requirements here.
  • ASQA will soon invite the Chief Executive Officers of registered training providers, by email, to complete the annual declaration on compliance. This must be completed by 31 March 2019.
  • Quality indicator data is due on 30 June 2019. Find out more.

Pay your annual registration charge

ASQA invoices providers for their annual registration charge in July each year. Once you receive your invoice, you have 30 days to make payment.

Keep track of key dates

Using this printable checklist (PDF) can help you keep an eye on some of the important dates coming up in 2019.