RTO Standards

​​​Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015

 As part of the national VET reform agenda, on Monday 20 October 2014, new Standards for RTOs and VET Regulators were signed by the Commonwealth Minister for Industry.  This follows the 26 September 2014 meeting of the COAG Industry and Skills Council, where the introduction of the new Standards was approved.  The new Standards for RTOs are:

Standards for​ Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015​​

The Users' Guide to the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 provides explanation and guidance for TAC RTOs:

TAC Users' Guide to the Standards for RTOs 2015

From Monday 6 April 2015 all applications received must be submitted under the Standards for RTOs 2015.

For RTOs registered before commencement of the Standards for RTOs, a three month transitional period will apply from the commencement date. This period is an opportunity to finalise arrangements for transitioning from the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) to the new Standards. RTOs are encouraged to transition as soon as possible following the commencement date.



The AQTF2021 Standards for Accredited Courses​​ apply to the course design for vocational education and training accredited courses, accredited by course accrediting bodies in Western Australia and Victoria. These standards must be met for accreditation of courses.

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