ASQA Fee and Charges relief – Charges waived from 1 Jan 2020 to 31 Dec 2021

On 30 April 2021, it was announced that ASQA will extend fee relief for vocational education and training (VET) providers and accredited course owners to lift the financial pressures on VET providers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The table below shows how the financial relief measures apply to each of ASQA’s fees and charges.

Fee / Charge Waived from 1 Jan 2020 to 31 Dec 2021,
as part of COVID-19 relief measures
NVR RTO Application-based Fees
RTO Initial Registration – Application Lodgement Fee
RTO Initial Registration – Application Assessment Fee
RTO Renewal Registration – Application Lodgement Fee
RTO Change of Scope – Application Lodgement Fee
RTO Annual Registration Charge
CRICOS Application-based Fees
CRICOS Initial Registration – Application Lodgement Fee
CRICOS Initial Registration – Application Assessment Fee
CRICOS Renewal Registration – Application Lodgement Fee
CRICOS Renewal Registration – Assessment Fee
CRICOS Change of Scope – Application Lodgement Fee
CRICOS Annual Registration Charge
Performance Assessment (Audit) Charges
Compliance Audit Charge
Complaint Investigation Charge
Evidence Review Fees
Reconsideration of Evidence Fee
Reassessment of Evidence Fee
VET Course Accreditation Fees
For existing course owners and existing RTOs:
VET Course Concept Assessment Fee
VET Course Initial Assessment Fee
VET Course Renewal Lodgement Fee
VET Course Renewal Assessment Fee
VET Course Minor Amendment Fee
VET Course Major Amendment Fee
For new course owners:
VET Course Concept Assessment Fee
VET Course Initial Assessment Fee

ASQA is completing the logistical work needed to implement these relief measures as quickly as possible.
For more information visit: https://www.asqa.gov.au/covid-19/fees-and-charges-relief