VET sector

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

Coronavirus advice for RTOs

The Department of Education has shared a notice from the Department of Health with VET providers regarding the coronavirus situation.

Coronavirus advice for RTOs

ASQA has been made aware that the South Australia Training Advocate has ceased providing external dispute resolution services.

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Ms Saxon Rice, ASQA Acting Chief Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, recently released a communication to the VET sector.

Ms Saxon Rice, Acting Chief Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer

The Australian Government has announced significant reforms to the VET sector including a new VET Stakeholder Committee and plans to expand ASQA’s role to provide more education to providers.

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The Federal Court has ordered a Tasmanian man to pay significant penalties for providing a VET course without registration and for issuing qualifications that were not genuine.

Late last year, the Prime Minister announced an independent review of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector.

Strengthening Skills: Expert Review of Australia’s Vocational Education and Training System

Public consultation is underway to help inform actions ASQA might take to recognise and support continuous improvement and better engage the sector in a collaborative approach to regulation.


On 28 November 2018, the Australian Government announced an independent review of the VET sector.


Three ex-employees of a former RTO are among nine people arrested following a joint operation led by NSW Police.

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