Have your say about the draft revised RTO Standards

We are keen to hear from all people with an interest in ensuring the quality of Australia’s VET system, including trainers and assessors, RTO managers and other RTO staff, VET and industry peak bodies, VET experts, learners, employers, and unions.

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Information about the proposed changes to the Standards for RTOs and other reforms to support high-quality training delivery can be found at the Quality Reforms page

Read the consultation paper

Given the significant changes proposed in the draft Standards, we strongly recommend reading the consultation paper before providing feedback on the draft Standards.

The consultation paper provides the context for the changes, and contains the draft Standards, along with an explanation of the changes and information about their intent.

Read the consultation paper

Provide written feedback

Feedback on the draft Standards is sought from all stakeholders, including RTOs, employers, and learners. Written feedback is gathered through an online survey which covers both the detail of the requirements as well as broad questions about the general approach to the draft Standards. It has been designed to be flexible to enable stakeholders to complete it in a way that suits their needs.

The survey should take between 10 and 45 minutes to complete, depending on the extent of feedback you wish to provide. There is the opportunity to provide feedback against prescribed questions, or to provide your own written feedback about the issues relevant to you.

Your feedback will help ensure that the revised Standards are fit-for-purpose and effective in meeting the needs of the VET sector and its stakeholders.

The survey will close at 5pm AEDT, 31 January 2023.

Access the survey

Attend a face-to-face or online forum

Face to face and online consultation forums have now concluded. You can access a copy of the slides used to support the forums.

If you would like to have your say on the draft Standards, we encourage you to provide written feedback via the survey linked above.

Location Date Time Link to register
Virtual session Thursday, 17 November 2022 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm AEDT Closed
Adelaide CBD Friday, 18 November 2022 10.00am – 12.30pm ACDT Closed
Melbourne CBD Monday, 21 November 2022 10.00am – 12.30pm AEDT Closed
Melbourne CBD Monday, 21 November 2022 1.30pm – 4.00pm AEDT Closed
Virtual session Thursday, 24 November 2022 11.30am – 1.30 pm AEDT Closed
Perth CBD Friday, 25 November 2022 10.00am – 12.30pm AWST Closed
Perth CBD Friday, 25 November 2022 1.30pm – 4.00pm AWST Closed
Brisbane CBD Monday 28 November 2022 10.00am – 12.30pm AEST Closed
Brisbane CBD Monday 28 November 2022 1.30pm – 4.00pm AEST Closed
Sydney CBD Tuesday 29 November 2022 10.00am – 12.30pm AEDT Closed
Sydney CBD Tuesday 29 November 2022 1.30pm – 4.00pm AEDT Closed
Virtual session Friday, 2 December 2022 8:45am – 10:45am AEDT Closed
Hobart CBD Friday, 2 December 2022 11:30am – 2:00pm AEDT Closed
Virtual session Wednesday, 7 December 2022 5:00pm - 7:00pm AEDT Closed
Virtual session Thursday, 8 December 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm AEDT Closed
Canberra CBD Friday, 9 December 2022 10.00am – 12.30pm AEDT Closed

Forums were also run in Alice Springs on 5 December and Darwin on 6 December. These were facilitated by the NT VET Community of Practice.

Regional, rural and remote RTOs can attend a dedicated forum

This forum is intended for RTOs that are located and operate in regional, rural, or remote areas, and/or cater predominantly to learners in regional, rural, or remote areas. It will provide information about the revisions to the Standards and opportunities to provide feedback about the proposed changes.

Location Date Time Link to register
Virtual session Wednesday, 7 December 2022 1.30pm – 3.30pm AEDT Closed

Indigenous-led or operated RTOs can attend a First Nations forum

This is a dedicated forum for RTOs that are Indigenous-led or operated, and/or cater predominantly to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners. It will provide information about the revisions to the Standards and opportunities to provide feedback about the proposed changes.

Location Date Time Link to register
Virtual session Thursday, 8 December 2022 11.00am – 1.00pm AEDT Closed