Recently, the Australian Government announced a regulatory fee relief package of $27.8 million to support the education sector, including an extension of fee relief for vocational education and training (VET) providers until 1 July 2022, with further extensions until the end of 2022 for ELICOS only providers.


Today, the Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, the Hon Stuart Robert MP, and the Minister for Education and Youth, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, announced that ASQA will extend fee relief for VET providers and accredited course owners until 31 December 2021.


ASQA has developed guidance to assist providers to deliver practical training and assessment in the workplace or under simulation.

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On 9 June 2020, ASQA published information about a new unit of competency and related skill sets for infection control training from the HLT Training Package that had been endorsed by the AISC in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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On Wednesday 1 July 2020, ASQA hosted a webinar on resumption planning: continuing delivery in a changed world.

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As part of the Australian government financial relief measures announced in April, annual registration charges for 2020-21 are being waived.


ASQA is aware that it is a challenging time for VET providers seeking to continue to provide quality VET outcomes in a period of unprecedented social and economic uncertainty.

The AISC has subsequently provided a further statement on the use of the contextualisation advice.

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ASQA has determined that it will not take regulatory action against providers that are unable to submit their 2019 quality indicator data.

On Wednesday 27 May 2020, ASQA hosted a webinar to provide information and guidance on remaining compliant when delivering courses via distance learning.

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