Jurisdiction

Regulation of registered training organisations

ASQA is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector.

ASQA is the regulatory body for registered training organisations (RTOs) in:

  • the Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • the Northern Territory
  • South Australia
  • Queensland, or
  • Tasmania.

ASQA is also the regulatory body for those registered training organisations in Victoria and Western Australia that:

  • offer courses to overseas students, and/or
  • offer courses to students (including through offering courses online) in:
    • the Australian Capital Territory
    • New South Wales
    • the Northern Territory
    • South Australia
    • Queensland, or
    • Tasmania.

Regulation of English-language courses

ASQA is the regulatory body for providers delivering English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) in all states and territories, except where the courses are delivered:

  • in the capacity of a school, or
  • in the capacity of a higher education provider, or
  • under an 'entry arrangement' with at least one higher education provider.

('Entry arrangement' means a pathway arrangement under which an overseas student who completes an ELICOS program with the provider meets the minimum English proficiency requirements for entry with the higher education provider to study a higher education course or Foundation program).

Regulation of accredited VET courses

ASQA's functions under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 also include accrediting courses that may be offered or provided by registered training organisations.

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