Transferring Registration to ASQA

VRQA-registered RTOs must transfer their registration to the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) if they intend to:

  • provide VET to international students
  • operate in states and territories other than Victoria or Victoria and Western Australia (including offering online courses).

Submit a statutory declaration

To transfer registration to ASQA, an RTO must provide a statutory declaration stating the circumstances under which it transferring. The statutory declaration is to be signed by the chief executive officer, director or an appropriate delegate and the original copy sent to the VRQA at:

Quality Assurance VET Unit
Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority
GPO Box 2317

Transfers are processed on the first Wednesday of each month. 

Providers must ensure all non-compliance matters are resolved and there are no outstanding applications (extension to scope, accreditation, etc.) or fees before submitting the statutory declaration.

Compliance for ASQA-registered providers

ASQA-registered RTOs are required to comply with the Standards for RTOs 2015. The VRQA and ASQA have agreed on the guidelines so there is no disadvantage to VRQA- registered RTOs transferring registration.

The VRQA has developed a mapping summary (docx - 103) detailing how the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) and 2016 VRQA Guidelines for VET Providers (docx - 204kb) align with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015, highlighting any additional requirements for RTOs.

For more information see:

Or contact ASQA: or phone 1300 701 801