Users’ guide to the Standards for RTOs 2015

ASQA has developed this Standards guide to assist RTOs to understand their obligations under the revised Standards for RTOs 2015.

The guide aims to help RTOs make sure their practices deliver a quality experience for every student at each stage of their ‘journey’ through the VET system.

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From the Chief Executive Officer


Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) play a pivotal role in the quality of Australia's vocational education and training (VET) sector. In a rapidly evolving economy, the VET system is at the heart of our economic growth and prosperity, equipping more than 4 million Australians each year with new and emerging skills to meet the changing needs of employers and the community.

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ASQA responses to frequently asked questions on the Standards.

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Self-assessment supports continuous improvement and helps ensure compliance by RTOs.

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The glossary defines certain words and expressions which have specific meaning in these Standards.


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Version 2.2, published October 2019

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