ASQA Update Issue 63, January 2020

ASQA annual declaration due date extended

Message from ASQA’s Chief Commissioner

Happy new year and welcome to our first ASQA Update in 2020. While I hope you all had a safe and relaxing holiday season, I’d like to acknowledge the difficult time faced by many as a result of the unprecedented bushfires across Australia. My colleagues and I extend our thoughts to everyone affected. I reiterate our previous advice to providers affected by these events to please contact us if you require any regulatory activity to be placed on hold or extensions of time to provide information.

During 2020, we will continue to increase our engagement with the VET sector and expand our education program. We have just launched our new website, which is aimed at delivering the information you need easily and simply, and we are in the process of organising more events like the webinars delivered towards the end of 2019.

Another important milestone for 2020 will be the outcome of the rapid review of ASQA. I’d like to thank all stakeholders who have provided feedback. We are looking forward to working with the outcomes of the review and continuing ASQA’s evolution to support a vibrant and high-quality VET sector.

Finally, I would like to wish everyone a safe and prosperous year.

Saxon Rice
Chief Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer
Australian Skills Quality Authority



ASQA Update-Issue 60, ‎‎‎‎‎‎October 2019

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.

We are making some improvements to asqanet. A new feature will change how stakeholders and students lodge complaints to ASQA, helping us better identify and target provider risk.

In response to user feedback, ASQA has made a number of revisions to the Financial Viability Risk Assessment (FVRA) tool to make it more user friendly.

ASQA has developed an Industry Consultation form to assist course developers in meeting requirements.

ASQA is updating its policy around change of ownership obligations from 31 October 2019.


ASQA is now able to upload the academic results from closed RTOs to students’ Unique Student Identifier (USI) transcripts outside the regular data submission windows.

ASQA is aware that unfortunately, there are unqualified organisations issuing fake certificates in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

Read the ‎October 2019 edition of the ASQA Update newsletter.