ASQA general directions
ASQA issues general directions where necessary to clarify how compliance must be demonstrated. Unlike fact sheets or other ASQA materials, which provide non-binding guidance and advice, RTOs must comply with general directions as a condition of their registration.
A general direction outlines the way in which RTOs must comply with the VET Quality Framework and other conditions defined in the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011.
ASQA has issued general directions in relation to:
- third-party arrangements for training and/or assessment of VET courses
- retention requirements for completed student assessment items
- learner transition
- quality indicators.
ASQA fact sheets
ASQA fact sheets provide information and advice to providers on meeting requirements under the VET Quality Framework and related legislation. ASQA regularly updates the suite of fact sheets available.
Self-assessment tool for RTOs
ASQA has developed a tool to assist RTOs to self-assess their performance against the Standards. The tool aligns with the five phases of the student journey and aims to support RTOs to identify and assess evidence of practice and outcomes. The tool supports this guide and the Annual Declaration on Compliance and should be referenced in conjunction with this guide.