Determining scope of registration

What you need to know

The scope of a training organisation's registration consists of:

  • the list of training package qualifications, units of competency, or state accredited courses that the organisation is registered to deliver
  • the services offered — either training and assessment, or assessment only.

When applying for registration, you must specify the courses and qualifications you would like on your scope of registration, and demonstrate that you have the resources to deliver the services within that scope.

You will also need to make sure that you meet any relevant accreditation, copyright, approval and licensing requirements, as well as training package requirements for the courses and units of competency in your scope.

You are responsible for managing your scope of registration, including monitoring the status of units, courses and qualifications. This requirement is outlined in Condition 9 of the Australian Quality Training Framework's (AQTF), for more information see: 

Expiry dates for accredited courses and qualifications are published on the State Register and the national training register.

Once registered, you can apply to amend the scope of registration at any time.

For more information, see:

Applying for registration

National traini​​ng register

The national training register is training.gov.au (TGA). It includes information on:

  • existing training organisations that offer accredited courses, training package qualifications and units
  • training package, qualifications and units
  • accredited courses, including course and unit codes and titles
  • contacts for courses and details of copyright owners.

Subscribe to TGA updates to stay up to date with the latest changes to training package qualifications, units of competency or accredited courses.

For more information, see:

Copyright

The Copyright Act 1968 permits educational institutions (including RTOs) to copy and communicate certain copyright material for educational purposes, within the limitations of the Statutory Education Licenc​e.

The Copyright Agency Ltd and Screenrights administer the S​tatutory Education Licence.

The licence allows RTOs to use a variety of hardcopy and digital material for training purposes, without obtaining the owner's direct permission.

Without the licence you are generally not allowed to reproduce or communicate any third-party material from any source, other than where there is a direct licence or subscription in place, or permission has been granted by the creator of the work.

For information, see:​

Still unsure? Get in contact

  • ​Text and images
    Copyright Agency
    Senior Manager, Education licensing
    educationlicences@copyright.com.au
    Phone 02 9394 7644
  • ​Television and radio broadcasts 
    Screenrights
    Head of Licensing 
    licensing@screenlights.org 
    Phone 02 9904 0133 

​The Victorian Department of Education and Training also develops VET accredited courses. Permission to add Department courses to your scope of registration is provided within the course documentation, which can be downloaded for free.

For more information, see: