Skilled Experts in Registered Training Organisation Law
Australians have access to some of the best education in the world and businesses wanting to provide their service need to comply with certain rules and regulations to be eligible to deliver their material. Non-compliance may mean regulatory action so it’s best to have a lawyer help you from the very first step of the application process.
What is the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)?
ASQA is the ruling authority in Australia which assures that organisations are providing learners the best possible knowledge and skills to advance their careers. ASQA has a rigorous process to ensure that businesses meet specific requirements in order to fully operate. The criteria can be tricky to navigate and so it’s advised you get a lawyer to help you obtain your registration.
Obtaining Registered Training Organisation (RTO) status
Every RTO will have a unique offering and will vary in size, volume and delivery of its services. Training authorities conduct an audit of the provider’s services and offering, before the organisation is given RTO status. The audit confirms that the organisation is fit to provide the required level of service and meets the national standards. Particular attention is given to the strategic operations and quality of training and assessments to determine compliance. Each state and territory have their own unique rules so it’s highly advised that any business hoping to obtain RTO status pay close attention to their specific requirements.
Why is compliance with ASQA important?
Your business will first need to be compliant with all of ASQA’s requirements in order to run, otherwise you may face regulatory action and even adverse decision which could mean closing your business. It’s best to avoid any possible non-compliance by ensuring you have a trusted lawyer help you with your application.
Further obligations of an RTO
Obtaining RTO status for a business is just the beginning. An RTO is also expected to perform other duties like providing fair complaints handling and being responsive to both learners and the industry.
Why engaging a lawyer is highly recommended
The registration process has many checks and specific requirements which are crucial for a business to meet in order to obtain RTO status. Your lawyer can help you understand these requirements and apply with confidence, without leaving out anything important. Further, ongoing compliance is necessary to avoid disciplinary action and keep your business fully operational. Speaking to a lawyer along the way means you have covered off any gaps and are much less likely to deal with ASQA.
Why Gorval Lynch?
We have a very close relationship with ASQA and have seen how the organisation functions from the inside, so we are able to understand exactly what needs to be done to advance your case. We are committed and will always have your best interest when giving advice.
Meet the team
We have a close team of dedicated lawyers who love a challenge and genuinely enjoy helping those in need. Serge Gorval and Matthew Lynch – both Founders and Managing Partners – have worked together for years and show resilience, compassion and integrity when handling matters. They’re available for consultations and always make themselves accessible for current and future clients, even in between court appearances.