Five things ECEC RTOs need to know in 2019
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has released a list of five points of awareness for all registered training organisations (RTOs) to be aware of in order to maintain registration.
The key obligations for RTOs are as follows:
- Ensure contact details are up to date
ASQA recommended that RTOs check the key aspects of contact which are often overlooked, such as the email address of the CEO, or the registration email. ASQA also recommended that adding a mobile contact number was an important step in staying in touch, adding that text message reminders for important matters for RTOs are sometimes sent.
- Stay across registration expiry dates and submit renewals on time
Each RTO must apply for registration renewal, and pay the application lodgement fee, 90 days in advance of expiry, ASQA said. In the event that renewal applications are not received in line with the deadline, in the majority of cases, ASQA will reject the application. Registration expiry information can be found here, with training.gov.au available to check pending expiry dates.
- Key data collections and requirements
ASQA outlined three key data collections each year:
- Total VET Activity AVETMISS data, even if no training was provided – due 28 February 2019
- Annual declaration on compliance – due 31 March 2019
- Quality indicator data – due 30 June 2019.
- Annual registration charge
ASQA invoices are sent to providers for their annual registration charge in July each year. Once received, RTOs have 30 days to make payment. More information is available here.
- Stay across key dates
ASQA has provided a printable checklist to ensure RTO providers can stay current with key 2019 dates. View the checklist here.