Withdraw registration

If you want to stop operating as an registered training organisation (RTO), you will need to apply to ASQA to withdraw your registration.

Until ASQA has approved your application, you remain registered. Until your withdrawal application is approved: 

  • your organisation will remain registered as a VET provider
  • the legal requirements under the NVR Act 2011 and VET Quality Framework continues to apply to your organisation
  • your organisation is responsible for any relevant fees or charges.

How to withdraw your registration

To withdraw your registration, you will need to use the ‘Application to withdraw RTO registration’ process in asqanet. You must include all requested information and attachments for us to assess your application.

You will be required to explain the arrangements you have made for the completion or transfer of any current students. 

There are no fees for applying to withdraw your RTO registration.

If you are also seeking to withdraw your registration as a CRICOS provider, you will need to submit a separate application to remove your CRICOS registration.

Outcome of your withdrawal application

If we approve your application

  • We will tell you our decision in writing
  • We will tell you the date that your registration withdrawal takes effect
  • We will make any changes needed to training.gov.au as a result of our decision.

If we reject your application

  • We will tell you our decision in writing
  • We will give the reasons for our decision.

If you disagree with our decision

A decision to not allow an NVR registered training organisation to withdraw its registration is a reviewable decision under Section 42 under the NVR Act.

Find out how to contest an ASQA decision.

Requirements after withdrawing

Even after we approve your application to remove your RTO registration, you are still subject to certain obligations under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011:

Action Timeframe
Return your certificate of registration to ASQA Within 10 days of the date the withdrawal takes effect
Forward ASQA an electronic copy of the records for each student who was enrolled in a course during your RTO's period of registration Within 30 days of the date the withdrawal takes effect
Pay any outstanding fees Within 30 days of the date you are issued with an invoice
Comply with all reporting requirements Dependent on the reporting requirement

Help with your application

For help or more information on any topic, contact the ASQA Info Line.

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