"We didn't understand the importance of compliance until we were being audited."

Amit (Director of RTO), Client

Areas of Practice

  • Purchase and Sale of an existing RTO 

  • Applying for initial registration 

  • Assisting and advising on ongoing requirements 

  • Changes and renewals of registrations

  • Contesting ASQA decisions and representation at audits

  • Ongoing compliance with the VET Quality Framework.

  • Intellectual property and copyright (Course material or otherwise)

  • Subcontracting and agreements with education agents (or otherwise)

  • Dispute resolution

  • Litigation

Considering the highly saturated world of Registered Training Organisations  (RTO's) and education agencies in Victoria alone, it is surprisingly difficult to find the right legal advice. Until now. 

Melbourne Law Studio can offer commercial and compliance advice to RTO's and anyone looking to enter the RTO space by way of new application or purchase of an existing RTO.

This risk of potentially losing everything because of regulatory non-compliance is real and the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is growing increasingly intolerant of non-compliant operators and is more inclined to impose sanctions including cancelling existing registrations or rejecting initial applications for registration.

As a condition of registration, RTOs are responsible for ensuring their full compliance with the VET Standards. These Standards require a rigorous assessment to ensure that learners obtain knowledge, develop skills and perform in their workplace to expected industry standards.

Further down the track, we understand the complexities of running an RTO and have extensive experience and resources to assist you. We are able to help you with every aspect of running this business.  

Let us help you navigate whichever process or problem you are faced with, educational or commercial.