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Apply for initial registration

Becoming registered as a registered training organisation (RTO) is a complex process. 

As a deliverer of nationally recognised training, each RTO must meet a range of mandatory requirements to ensure that it can deliver training and assessment to the high standards expected by students, and by Australian industry and employers. 

Your initial registration application will undergo a rigorous assessment process to ensure your organisation is able to comply with (and remain compliant with) the required standards. On average, applications for initial registration take between seven and nine months to assess (see FAQ)—if you are fully prepared to become an RTO and if you have submitted a complete application to ASQA. 

Before submitting an application for initial registration, you must: