Registration as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) - Australian Government


You will need to register if you intend to operate as a registered training organisation (RTO) and provide nationally recognised and approved vocational education and training (VET) courses.

Registration will authorise you to issue Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) qualifications and statements of attainment in the VET sector.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • have a thorough understanding of the national VET system, including Training Packages and the AQF
  • comply with the VET Quality Framework, including the AQF framework, all relevant standards, and financial viability and data provision requirements
  • pay fees and charges associated with registration (if applicable).

If you are in Victoria or Western Australia, you will only be eligible for this registration if your training organisation falls within the jurisdiction of the agency. Your training organisation will fall within the jurisdiction of the agency if one of the following applies:

  • you are registered on Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) for delivery to overseas students
  • your organisation offers courses online
  • you offer courses in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland or Tasmania.


Up to five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $8000.00

Initial assessment fee. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Lodgement All $500.00

Initial lodgement fee. Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $500.00

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Regulations 2011 Australian Government


Registration cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Australian Skills Quality Authority


Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.