An RTO's obligations include the following:
Maintaining complianceShow more
To maintain compliance you must:
comply at all times with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015, including the Data Provision, Fit and Proper Person and Financial Viability Requirements.
comply with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF (opens in new window)
comply with relevant Commonwealth, state or territory legislation and regulatory requirements
notify the Training Accreditation Council (TAC) of any changes to the RTO's details or changes that may affect the operations of the RTO. Refer to the Change of RTO Details page (opens in new window)
provide information and co-operate with TAC when requested
comply with TAC's policies (opens in new window)
comply with any other condition(s) that TAC may impose.
Issuing qualifications and statements of attainmentShow more
Any qualifications or statements of attainment issued by your organisation for nationally recognised training, must meet Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) requirements.
These requirements are specified in:
- The AQF Qualifications Issuance Policy (opens in new window)
- Schedule 5 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 (opens in new window)
The above Schedule must be read in conjunction with the AQF Qualifications Issuance Policy.
Use of the Training Accreditation Council (TAC) logo
The TAC logo must be shown on all certificates and statements of attainment issued by RTOs for the completion of:
- training package/accredited course qualifications
- units of competency
For more information about use of the TAC logo, refer to the TAC Logo Guidelines which is located in the RTO Portal.
Use of the Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) logo
The NRT logo must be shown on all certificates and statements of attainment issued by RTOs for the completion of:
- training package/Accredited course qualifications
- units of competency
For information about the NRT logo, refer to Schedule 4 of the Standards for RTOs 2015. (opens in new window)
Requesting a copy of the TAC or NRT logo
The TAC and NRT logos are available to RTOs in colour or black and white, in a range of file formats. RTOs can login to the RTO Portal for access to the logos.
Records managementShow more
Correctly managing records ensures accuracy and integrity for your RTO. In addition the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 requires all RTOs to effectively and efficiently manage their records.
It is recommended that all records retained by RTOs should be kept secure and be available for review by Training Accreditation Council (TAC) auditors at any audit.
Records can be stored in hardcopy and/or electronic formats. Any electronic records should be backed up regularly.
For more information, refer to TAC's Fact sheet on Records Management (opens in new window).
RTO PortalShow more
The TAC RTO Portal is a convenient way for all our RTOs to access their details. The Portal is a direct link to TAC's data system.
Through the Portal an RTO can:
- view your registration details with TAC including the RTO's contact details, scope of registration and delivery profile
- submit online applications for your renewal of registration, change of RTO details, amendment to scope of registration, change of delivery and site details and course accreditation or reaccreditation
If you wish to apply to become a registered training organisation (RTO) with the Training Accreditation Council (TAC), you are required to complete a Portal Access Request form to create an account for the TAC Customer Portal. To access the form please click here (opens in new window).