How Do I Withdraw My Application for Registration with ASQA?

If you are thinking of becoming an RTO owner the following you would think that withdrawing your application to start an RTO is unheard of but Whilst it is uncommon, it is not unheard of that during the assessment phase, or during the lifetime of an RTO that they decide to cease operation as a registered training organization. Sometimes, the best of intentions do not materialise and your dreams of building an education empire fall short. Forcing you to make the difficult decision to close down your business. Read this full guide before you decide to pay the new RTO registration ASQA fees

To withdraw your registration, you will need to apply to ASQA through Asqanet. I strongly recommend for you to undertake this process by yourself so that you will not be spending unnecessarily on costs to wind up your business, especially since this is a pretty straight forward process. You will be required to provide ASQA with some information such as any student enrolment information and information on any certificates or statements of attainment generated. If you have any current students, you will also need to make and explain the arrangements you have made to transfer or train them out.if your have paid for professional  RTO consultation then you do not need to worry about this. You can just contact your RTO consultant and they will be able to take care of everything related to withdrawing your application regardless of the reason – click here to organise your RTO consultancy. You can also visit the RTO advantage home page

Are there any fees to cease registering as an RTO?

ASQA does not charge any fees when you apply to cease operations as an RTO. You will need to bear in mind that until ASQA has approved your application, you are still considered to be active and you will still need to comply with the Standards of RTOs 2015 and the National Code 2018 (if applicable).

When will I hear the outcome of my withdrawal with ASQA?

ASQA will either approve or reject your request to cease operations as an RTO. You will be notified in writing of their decision and advise the effective date of their decision. If you do not agree with their decision, you can request for the decision to be reviewed under Section 42 of the NVR Act. If you need help with the registration process considering using consultants by visiting

What happens once ASQA approves of my RTO’s withdrawal?

Once ASQA approves of your RTO’s de-registration, you will have to return the certificate of registration to ASQA within 10-days of the date of effect. You will also have to forward ASQA an electronic copy of all student records of each student enrolled in any course during the RTO’s registration period and pay any outstanding fees within 30-days of the date of effect. You will also have to comply with all reporting requirements such as the AVETMISS Data report. find out more information about RTO assessment tools by going to the this website 

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