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Fees for initial registration as a RTO

This page provides information about fees and charges for initial and ongoing registration with ASQA as a registered training organisation (RTO).

The information on this page applies to RTO registration only. Information about Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) registration is available here.

For a full list of fees and charges, please read the Guide to ASQA fees and charges 2018-19 (PDF).

RTO registration—Initial lodgement fee

The initial lodgement fee is $500 per application.

ASQA will issue an invoice for this fee after you complete your application in asqanet for initial registration as a RTO.

Upon payment, ASQA will conduct a completeness check of your application.

RTO registration—Initial assessment fee

The initial assessment fee is $8,000 per application.

ASQA will issue an invoice for this fee after completing the completeness check of your application.

Upon payment, ASQA will assess your organisation’s compliance with the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Quality Framework and the conditions of registration stated in the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011.

If you decide to withdraw your application, the initial assessment fee may be refunded if ASQA has not begun assessing your application.

Annual RTO registration charge

If your application to become a RTO is successful, you will be required to pay an annual registration charge. This charge is payable on 1 July each year during your period of registration. The dollar amount varies, depending on the number of qualifications on your scope of registration at that time.

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