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

All schools that are planning to delivery nationally recognised vocational qualifications to students enrolled in Years 10 to 12 must apply to the QCAA to become registered training organisations (RTOs) and meet the requirements of the VET Quality Framework including the Standards for RTOs 2015.

How to become an RTO

1. Read the application guide:

2. Complete the required forms:

3. Submit the forms to:

QCAA registration and approval processes

  1. The VET section confirms receipt of your email with the applications forms attached.
  2. A QCAA auditor will be assigned as your contact.
  3. The auditor will arrange for an audit. Usually this will be a site audit.
  4. The school will be advised if any additional information is required prior to the site visit.
  5. The purpose of the audit is to confirm that the school is compliant with the Standards.
  6. When the final outcome of the audit is compliant the registration is submitted to the QCAA ’s Chief Executive Officer for approval.
  7. The school is assigned a national provider code and issued with a certificate of registration.
  8. After the certificate of registration has been received, the school can commence operations as an RTO.
  9. RTOs may be registered for up to 7 years.

Important time frames

  • It may take up to 6 months from receipt of the email with the applications forms attached to receiving approval to operate as an RTO.
  • Offering or advertising a national qualification can only be done after successful registration as an RTO. It is unlawful to advertise or promote a national vocational qualification not on your scope of registration. All advertising or promotional material must also include your national provider code.

Find a VET document on the QCAA website

VET search

Find a VET memo

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