Releases today from Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane, VET Reform Taskforce and ASQA on the reduction of red tape and fees for VET Providers. 

Keep posted with RTO Doctor for a full analysis of the impact of this decision. 

Minister Macfarlane's MR- Cutting red tape and fees to improve training

6 June 2014


"The Australian Government is taking action to cut red tape and eliminate fees imposed on training providers when minor changes are made to training packages.

Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane today announced the first in a series of changes to reduce red tape in the vocational education and training (VET) sector..."


ASQA- Coming soon―ASQA to automatically update scope of registration for equivalent training package products

6 JUNE 2014


From 1 July 2014, equivalent training package products (qualifications and/or units of competency) will be automatically added to your scope of registration without requiring an application or a fee.

This process applies to all ASQA registered training organisations (RTOs) with a training package product listed on their scope that an Industry Skills Council has superseded with a new training product that it has deemed equivalent.


VET Reform Taskforce Training package reform – automatic updating of a training provider’s scope

From 1 July 2014, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) will automatically update a training provider’s domestic scope to include any new, equivalent version of a training product (qualifications and units of competency) they are already registered to deliver.

This will remove the requirement for a training provider to apply for a change of scope, and pay the required fee, to continue to deliver a training product that has been updated and endorsed as equivalent to the superseded product.