Submit your application
Before applying to become an RTO, make sure you have completed all the required submission evidence and are comfortable with your application.
We process all registration applications through our online portal, asqanet. You will need to sign-up for an account if it is your first time using asqanet.
Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an initial invoice for a lodgement fee. This fee covers the processing and assessment of your application.
ASQA will not begin processing your application until you pay the lodgement fee in full.
Please note: once you have submitted your application, you will be unable to make changes to your application.
You can use asqanet to check the status of your application at any stage.
If you need more information or help using asqanet, please contact us.
RTO application fees
The fee information below applies to RTO registration only. Information about Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) registration is available here.
There are two main fees associated with your RTO application:
Initial lodgement application fee—$500 per application
We will issue an invoice for this fee after you submit your application for initial registration.
Once this payment has cleared, we will conduct a completeness check of your application.
Initial registration assessment fee—$8000 per application
You will receive an invoice for an initial registration assessment fee once we have finished our completeness check of your application.
Once the payment of your initial registration assessment fee clears, we check that your organisation complies with:
- the VET Quality Framework
- the conditions of registration stated in the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011.
If you decide to withdraw your application before the assessment process has begun, ASQA may refund your application fee.
Annual RTO registration charge
If your organisation is approved for registration, you will be subject to the RTO annual registration charge. The dollar amount varies, depending on the number of qualifications on your scope of registration at that time.