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.

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

Consultation forums will be held face-to-face in all capital cities, with additional online forums (including general online forums for those unable to attend face-to-face, and dedicated forums for particular stakeholder groups). The forums are an alternative way for RTOs and other interested stakeholders to provide feedback on the issues of importance to you.

The forums will provide information about the revisions to the Standards and opportunities for participants to provide feedback about the proposed changes.

Please note that places in forums are limited, and we would ask that RTOs or organisations attend only one (1) forum, and that no more than three (3) representatives attend. All attendees must register their attendance. Exact locations for the face-to-face forums will be provided following registration.

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LocationDateTimeLink to register
Virtual sessionThursday, 17 November 20222.30 pm – 4.30 pm AEDTRegister here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/449753644257
Adelaide CBDFriday, 18 November 202210.00am – 12.30pm ACDTRegister here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/448831977527
Melbourne CBDMonday, 21 November 202210.00am – 12.30pm AEDTRegister here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/449174582267
Melbourne CBDMonday, 21 November 20221.30pm – 4.00pm AEDTRegister here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/449296687487
Virtual sessionThursday, 24 November 202211.30am – 1.30 pm AEDTRegister here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/449770615017
Perth CBDFriday, 25 November 202210.00am – 12.30pm AWSTRegister here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/449416927127
Perth CBDFriday, 25 November 20221.30pm – 4.00pm AWSTRegister here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/449426335267
Brisbane CBDMonday 28 November 202210.00am – 12.30pm AESTRegister here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/449694697947
Brisbane CBDMonday 28 November 20221.30pm – 4.00pm AESTRegister here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/449704868367
Sydney CBDTuesday 29 November 202210.00am – 12.30pm AEDTRegister here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/449712220357
Sydney CBDTuesday 29 November 20221.30pm – 4.00pm AEDTRegister here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/449726412807
Hobart CBDFriday, 2 December 202211:30am – 2:00pm AEDTRegister here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/449743022487
Virtual sessionFriday, 2 December 20228.45am – 10.45am AEDTRegister here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/474485758677
Virtual sessionWednesday, 7 December 20225:00pm - 7:00pm AEDTRegister here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/449761347297
Virtual sessionThursday, 8 December 20222:00pm - 4:00pm AEDTRegister here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/449788869617
Canberra CBDFriday, 9 December 202210.00am – 12.30pm AEDTRegister here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/449749401567

Forums are also being run in Alice Springs on 5 December and Darwin on 6 December. These are being 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.

LocationDateTimeLink to register
Virtual sessionWednesday, 7 December 20221.30pm – 3.30pm AEDTRegister here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/449776312057


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.

LocationDateTimeLink to register
Virtual sessionThursday, 8 December 202211.00am – 1.00pm AEDTRegister here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/449766582957


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