You must apply to renew your RTO registration, and pay the application lodgement fee, at least 90 days before your registration is due to expire.
If you are involved in a change of ownership, either as disposer or acquirer, it is important you understand your obligations.
RTOs are required to meet the requirements of section 31 (1)(a) of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 when applying to renew registration.
On 1 May 2018, ASQA announced increased scrutiny on new applications for registration to deliver VET and/or international education.
The new Becoming an RTO (animated video) explains the revised process for initial registration as an RTO or an English-language course provider with ASQA.
RTOs will start receiving invoices for their annual registration charge at the start of July.
To further protect the quality and reputation of the VET and international education sectors, from 1 July 2018, ASQA will apply even greater scrutiny to all applications to establish new training providers.
To deliver high quality educational outcomes, RTOs need to be able to access and use information quickly and efficiently from a wide variety of sources.
RTOs could be registered for up to seven years under changes recently implemented by ASQA.
ASQA has approved a tuition assurance scheme operated by TAFE Directors Australia as suitable for the protection of fees prepaid by VET students.