Complying with ASQA requirements
From 1 July 2022, ASQA will implement the following Australian Government decisions:
- transition of ASQA from a partial to a full cost recovery agency including the reintroduction of fees and charges, as announced by the Australian Government Budget 2018–19
- end of most fee relief measures created to lift financial pressure on providers impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic
- continuation of fee relief measures for ELICOS-only providers until 31 December 2022.
Learn about the fees and charges effective from 1 July 2022. Read more.
As an RTO, you must comply with ASQA’s general directions and compliance monitoring activities.
You must also:
- pay all fees and charges associated with registration as and when due—registration applications will not be processed by ASQA until all outstanding invoices have been paid
- comply with any additional licensing requirements applied to VET courses
- hold registration for at least two years before applying to deliver qualifications or assessor skill sets from the Training and Education Training Package.
ASQA issues General Directions to provide further guidance to providers on specific requirements of the VET Quality Framework and the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011.
Complying with all General Directions is a condition of registration with ASQA.
Annual declaration on compliance
Extended data provision requirements from March 2021
From March 2021, RTOs are required to separately record each of the physical addresses of the sites or campuses from which VET courses are delivered on a permanent basis. In the past, RTOs were not required to separately list all of their physical training delivery locations.
To clarify, if you physically deliver training at your head office or principal place of business, this should be recorded separately as a delivery location (i.e. the same address may need to be added in multiple locations in asqanet).
Some providers may not have a permanent physical location from which they deliver training. Examples of this would be if you deliver training fully online and/or from ad hoc locations such as workplaces. If this applies to you, there is no requirement to list a physical delivery location in asqanet but you need to email firstname.lastname@example.org to advise us of this.
This is a requirement of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Data Provision Requirements) Instrument 2020.