How to become an RTO
To become a registered training organisation (RTO), you need to meet a range of requirements to:
- ensure training and assessment meets the high standards expected by students and employers
- protect the integrity and reputation of the training sector.
We apply a rigorous assessment process to applicants wanting to enter the VET market.
Overview of process
To become an RTO you need to:
- prepare your application
- submit your application
- undergo an assessment
- be notified of our decision.
Applying for RTO registration
ASQA regulates most RTOs in Australia.
Applicants based in Victoria or Western Australia need to apply for registration with ASQA if they will be offering:
- any course, in-class or online, within ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA and TAS
- courses to overseas students in Australia on student visa (Learn more about ESOS providers).
If your application is complete when submitted, we will make a decision about your application within 6 months.
We process applications in line with ASQA’s service standards.
Delivering VET to overseas students
Training providers must be registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) to teach overseas students in Australia on a student visa.
These are known as Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) providers.
Learn about applying for ESOS registration.