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Updates from the National VET Regulator

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Coming up in January 2019: are you prepared to submit Total VET Activity data for 2018?

Every RTO that is registered as at 31 December 2018 must report:

  • all VET student enrolment activity it conducted in 2018
  • all VET award issuance activity it conducted in 2018.

Your RTO is required to report all VET activity regardless of whether:

  • it attracted government funding or not
  • it was conducted in Australia, offshore or online
  • it resulted in a determination of competence or any other outcome.

RTOs must submit AVETMISS data for 2018 to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in early 2019.

Your RTO is required to meet all data provision requirements as a condition of its registration. If your RTO does not comply with all relevant requirements of the National VET Data Policy, ASQA may impose regulatory penalties.

For more information on reporting Total VET Activity data, see the original article.

Changes to RTO ownership—What you need to do

If you are involved in a change of ownership for RTO/CRICOS, either as disposer or acquirer, it is important you understand your obligations. These obligations are set out in the NVR Act and the ESOS Act.

Changes to RTO/CRICOS ownership can be triggered by sales, acquisitions, mergers and more.

For more information about what to do if there is a change of ownership, read the original article.

Subscribe to the USI Bulletin

The Unique Student Identifier (USI) Office issues a monthly news update, the USI Bulletin, with important information for RTO personnel, especially those involved in enrolment, working with USIs, and data reporting.

ASQA recommends that RTO personnel subscribe to this bulletin to keep up to date with relevant information. ASQAnet portal administrators should already be subscribers, but if you are not currently receiving the bulletin, please sign up to receive future updates:

Don’t risk your registration—Submit your renewal application at least 90 days before the end of your registration period

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 do not submit your renewal application and pay the applicable fees before the 90-day deadline, in most cases ASQA will not allow you to submit a late application.

If your registration expires, you will be required to cease marketing or operating as an RTO immediately. In this case, before you can recommence marketing or operating as an RTO, you must apply for initial registration and ASQA must grant that application.

For more information about submitting registration renewals, you can view the original article.

ASQA has made recent regulatory decisions. 

Read them here.

Date posted Dec 6, 2018

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