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The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority as delegate for the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

All schools that wish to offer vocational education must comply with the VET Quality Framework including the Standards for RTOs 2015 and apply for registration as Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).

How to apply to become an RTO

1. Ensure compliance, by checking that your school, owner and influential persons comply with:

2. Check you have all the documentation you will need to apply, using the:

3. Complete and submit your application as electronic copies to the QCAA, including both the:

If planning to become an RTO for the following calendar year, it is recommended that the application be received by the VET Branch by the end of Term 2.

QCAA registration and approval processes

The QCAA will conduct an audit (usually a site audit). If the result confirms your school is compliant with the current standards, the registration will be submitted for approval at the next QCAA Governing Body meeting.

The application can take three to six months to complete.

Once registration is complete, you will be issued with registration documents, including a scope of registration that lists the qualifications, accredited courses and units of competency that you have been registered to deliver.

Once you have received your registration documents, you can begin offering the qualification/s or accredited course/s listed.

Period of registration

Initial registration is for 5 years. Renewals are for further periods of 5 years, as long as your school RTO continues to comply with the VET Quality Framework.


School RTOs who are not satisfied with a decision made by QCAA as delegate for Australian Skills Quality Authority should refer to the following section of the ASQA website: Contest an ASQA decision.

More information

Email or telephone (07) 3864 0381.


Last updated: 2 April 2015

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