CRICOS providers are required to meet there provider default obligations when placing a hold on their registration. We have published a guide to help explain these requirements.

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ASQA acknowledges the variety of challenges currently facing providers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Registration hold now available for providers

ASQA recently approved an extended transition period for 51 qualifications due to expire between 17 March and 15 July 2020.

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To help make it easy to meet your reporting obligations in relation to temporary changes, ASQA has released an online submission form.

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All AQF training and assessment must meet high quality standards regardless of the location of the student and the mode of delivery.


We know that the COVID-19 pandemic is creating unforeseen challenges for providers, raising questions about how you can best continue providing quality education to your students.

ASQA recognises that this is a difficult time for the sector and that the health of staff and students is a priority.

Ms Saxon Rice, Acting Chief Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, ASQA has extended transition periods for 51 qualifications.

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has issued updated guidance on travel restrictions and exclusion periods in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Coronavirus advice

The Department of Health has released updated advice to RTOs in relation to the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus advice for RTOs
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