Testamurs and statements of attainment
Electronic signatures are acceptable if you can demonstrate that there are effective systems in place to prevent fraudulent use of the signature.
There is no specific requirement in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) regarding printing testamurs and statements of attainment. Providers should retain a soft copy.
ASQA assessors will often require that you provide a sample of testamurs and statements of attainment.
The National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 requires that you retain student records for a period of 30 years.
No—the student must enrol with one registered training organisation (RTO). The RTO that the student is enrolled with must issue the statement of attainment or testamur. The RTO issuing the statement of attainment or testamur must have all the relevant items on their scope of registration.
The AQF Qualifications Issuance Policy requires that testamurs and statements of attainment include the authorised signatory. In most cases, that is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CEO is able to delegate that authority; however, there needs to be a formal delegation of that authority.
Yes—however, it must be clear which body is the issuing provider.
No—the Commonwealth Coat of Arms is used by Australian Government departments and agencies, statutory and non-statutory authorities, the Parliament and Commonwealth courts and tribunals.
The only logo required on testamurs and statements of attainment is the Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) logo. The NRT logo is not to be used on the record of results.
You can request the NRT logo by contacting us.
Standard 3.1 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 require that an ASQA-registered provider must issue to persons whom it has assessed as competent a vocational education and training (VET) qualification or statement of attainment.
Further, the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Qualifications Issuance Policy (2.1.1) states that graduates are entitled to receive certification documentation.
This requirement of the Standards, and the entitlement granted by the AQF, apply regardless of:
- which party entered into an agreement with the provider, and
- who paid for the training.
If an employer engages a provider to deliver training and/or assessment to its employees, it is the employee who undergoes the assessment process.
Therefore, the employee would be the person the provider has ‘assessed as competent’. The provider must issue the qualification or statement of attainment to the employee (rather than to the employer).
Yes—so long as its prior to the date on which registration was cancelled, this training is valid.
In accordance with the Student Identifiers Act 2014, RTOs must not include the student's unique student identifier on a statement of attainment or testamur.
Registered training organisations (RTOs) must include the Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) logo on testamurs. (However, the NRT logo is not to be used on the record of results).
To obtain the NRT logo, send a request from a registered contact from your organisation by contacting us.