This audit would assess the effectiveness of the Australian Skills Quality Authority’s (ASQA’s) operations. ASQA is the national regulator for the vocational education and training sector in all states and territories except Western Australia and Victoria, where its remit is limited to courses taught nationally from registered training organisations in these jurisdictions. In 2019–20, ASQA had a budget of $55 million.

Recent reviews of ASQA have identified scope for the authority to improve its use of regulatory powers. The audit would assess how effectively ASQA manages its functions and operations to achieve its aim of ensuring that the sector’s quality is maintained through effective regulation.