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Clause 8.4

Make an annual declaration on compliance with the Standards

Clause 8.4

The RTO provides an annual declaration on compliance with these Standards to the VET Regulator and in particular whether it:

  • currently meets the requirements of the Standards across all its scope of registration and has met the requirements of the Standards for all AQF certification documentation it has issued in the previous 12 months, and  
  • has training and assessment strategies and practices in place that ensure that all current and prospective learners will be trained and assessed in accordance with the requirements of the Standards.

What this Standard means for your RTO

You are required to provide a declaration annually on whether your RTO complies with the Standards.

ASQA makes a form available online between February and March each year that you can use to complete this declaration (See Annual declaration on compliance—online form now available).

Providing an annual declaration confirms you have systematically monitored your RTO’s compliance with the Standards and whether any issues identified have been corrected.

A guide to compliance

RTOs are not required to have policies or procedures in this area. In general, compliance with these clauses would be demonstrated by the RTO cooperating with ASQA in the normal course of business by providing the annual declaration as required.

You are required to provide a declaration on compliance with the Standards when submitting an application for initial registration as an RTO.