Training organisations in Victoria and Western Australia can only register with ASQA if they fall within ASQA's jurisdiction.
If your organisation is currently registered with the Victorian or West Australian regulator, but falls within ASQA’s jurisdiction, you should contact your current regulator and apply for a transfer to ASQA. The transfer is a simple process that does not attract any fees.
If you are in Victoria or Western Australia, and are applying for initial registration as a registered training organisation, you should apply to ASQA if you will be operating within ASQA’s jurisdiction.
Your organisation falls within ASQA’s jurisdiction if:
you are registered on Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) for delivery to overseas students.
your organisation offers courses online (in this case, you are considered to be offering these courses for delivery nationally, unless your application process specifically states otherwise, or
you offer courses in any of the following states:
the Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
the Northern Territory
If you are in Victoria or Western Australia and do not fall within ASQA's jurisdiction, you should register with the Victorian or West Australian regulator.
ASQA regulates training providers against the vocational education and training (VET) Quality Framework and has no jurisdiction over regulatory requirements of other authorities. Similarly, other authorities such as state occupational health and safety regulators or Work Safe Australia do not have the authority to mandate requirements for delivery of nationally recognised training. However, these authorities may refuse to recognise qualifications or statements of attainment which have been issued by providers that do not meet their standards.
Providers that come under the jurisdiction of multiple industry regulators may need to comply with multiple requirements.
ASQA’s role as the national vocational education and training (VET) regulator is to register VET and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) providers and accredit VET courses.
There are a range of funding bodies in different states and territories. State/territory governments provide funding for VET in various ways, and Australian Government funding is for the most part provided through agreements with those state/territory governments.Providers are advised to contact their state funding body or state training department for information on funding.