Setting up an RTO in Brisbane is not as simple as some people think because the game has changed. ASQA has increased scrutiny of new applications to ensure high-quality trainers are approved. This guide will help you understand how to register your RTO and give you a timeframe for each step.
Understanding your requirements (one to two months)
You should do a lot of initial research. You should gain a comprehensive understanding of the Australian VET. You need to know the VET quality framework and standards for RTOs and AQF. As an RTO owner, you should ensure that your organization meets the mandatory requirements whilst delivering high-quality training and assessment by learners, employers and the industry. You should also be aware of the requirements in the ASQA documents. It is crucial to note that your RTO must not advertise or offer to deliver or assess VET courses until it is registered.
Self-assessment (three to six months)
The next step is to prepare to submit the self-assessment for your initial registration. This is where you need to do the hard work as you need to be ready to start delivering quality training before submitting your self-assessment.
You should demonstrate you are ready to manage enrolment and support of learners. You should also submit evidence to support your claims. The self-assessment document is 48 pages long. You should submit about 40 to 50 more documents to demonstrate your compliance before applying to become an RTO. You can work with an RTO consultant to help you through this complicated process.
A lot of prospective RTOs utilise consultants at this point because this step is complex and difficult. The self-assessment has six sections: marketing and recruitment, enrolment of candidates, support and progression, training and assessment, completion, and regulatory compliance and governance.
Demonstrate financial viability
You will be required to demonstrate the financial viability of our organization by submitting an FVRA tool. The financial history and projections of your organization will be taken into consideration. You’ll be required to let a certified accountant sign on your FVRA tool. An assessment of your proposed business’ sustainability will be made based on projections. You will need a business plan, a current bank statement, and a deed of guarantee to complete your FVRA.
Demonstrate people associated with your RTO are fit (one to two weeks)
You will need to complete a proper and fit person declaration for some executive officers and each owner within your RTO. These declarations include information about the present and past association with other RTOs. You need to be confident in the background of the people involved in the setup of your RTO.
Submit your applications (one to two weeks)
When you reach this step, then you have done most of the hard work. Now it is a matter of compiling evidence for submission through ASQANET. This is an online registration service. You should remember that by submitting, you are declaring that your RTO is ready to go.
Pay the initial fee (one to two weeks)
You will need to pay your application fee after submitting your application when setting up an RTO in Brisbane.