To become a Skills for All Training Provider you must apply online.
How to apply
Apply online through the secure website. If, as an RTO, you have a login and password to access AVETMISS reports through STELA, you will be able to view and submit the online application form using that login. See the login page.
If you don’t have a login and password, complete the Request for Access to STELA so you can apply to become a Skills for All Training Provider online.
Note that the most senior person authorised by the RTO (for example, the Chief Executive, Managing Director or Chairperson) must sign and submit a declaration on behalf of the applicant confirming the accuracy and completeness of the application. It is recommended that this person also has a login and password.
Skills for All commenced in July 2012
Apply online for approval. There is no closing date for applications. Application is free.
Note that assessment of your application is likely to take at least four weeks and you cannot promote yourself as a Skills for All Training Provider or enrol students or commence training until you have an executed contract.
- Read this page for more information or watch our short videos on how to complete certain sections of your application form.
- You need a login to access the online application form. If you have a STELA login this will be sufficient. If not, complete the Request for Access to STELA. Each person working on the application will need a login.
- Access the online Skills for All Provider Application Form via the login icon at the top of the page.
- You may also need to complete a Special Purpose Financial Report. Email email@example.com if you have problems accessing this document. If you have already submitted this report to DFEEST, you will not be required to complete this again.
For more information see selection criteria and supporting evidence
. You can also download a guide to assist you in completing the online application form.
Who can apply to be a Skills for All Training Provider
Any RTO registered by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).
Qualifications and nationally endorsed Skill Sets you can apply to deliver
You can apply to deliver courses that are listed on the Skills for All Funded Training List provided they are on your RTO’s scope of registration on the national register.
From 19 November you can apply to deliver nationally endorsed Skill Sets that align to those qualifications on your RTO’s scope of registration and that are listed on the Skills for All Funded Training List.
You can apply to deliver additional qualifications and nationally endorsed Skill Sets at any time after you are approved as a Skills for All Training Provider and they are listed on your RTO's scope of registration on the national register.
The Skills for All Funded Training List includes accredited courses and nationally endorsed qualifications and Skill Sets.
The Skills for All Funded Training List will be updated from time to time.
Outline of requirements for initial application
To apply to become a Skills for All Training Provider you will be expected to:
- submit a Special Purpose Financial Report (if not already previously submitted to DFEEST)
- document a Code of Practice that will be provided to each student prior to enrolment
- engage with industry for assessment validation and monitoring the progress of apprentices and trainees
- meet the quality requirements for delivery of vocational education and training (VET) to school students
- appoint a School Student Officer
- appoint an Accountable Officer.
You must demonstrate you can meet student learning needs by showing:
- the diversity of your current student group, eg Non English Speaking Background, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, disability, low level of school attainment
- the range of learning support services you offer to your students including partnership arrangements that provide these services for you or with you
- the qualifications and experience of staff who provide these services
- anticipated completion rate and evidence of successful outcomes for students
- the course duration, contact hours, work placement hours and range of delivery modes you offer
- anticipated Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as a percentage of nominal hours for the course.
Skills for All Training Providers will be required to assess each student’s learning needs prior to enrolment. You need to ensure that your RTO has the systems and procedures in place to assess and record the outcomes of this assessment for each student.
Evidence required for a Skills for All application
You must show organisational evidence through:
- regulatory record
- delivery of publicly funded training and the number of both public and privately funded enrolments per annum for the previous three years
- information about your leadership team and the qualifications and experience of each member to demonstrate that your RTO is led by persons who have relevant background and sufficient experience for the scope of its operations
- arrangements for engaging with industry at an organisational level and also in the delivery of training and assessment operations.
You should demonstrate Training Package delivery through:
- learner and employer satisfaction data, eg tailored Quality Indicator reports, for each Training Package you apply to deliver
- evidence that your graduates gain relevant employment in industry
- the contact details of three industry referees who can verify the quality of your graduate outcomes
- the assessment validation activities you conduct at each AQF level
- the arrangements you have in place to assure the quality of work placements
- the number and proportion of staff who currently work in industry or the period since they were employed in industry
- the number and proportion of staff who have updated their vocational skills and the period when this was last done, and
- the number and proportion of staff who hold qualifications in teaching and learning.
For each qualification you wish to deliver under Skills for All, you must provide:
- data on the numbers of graduates (2009-2011)
- specification of the maximum teacher-to-student ratio for theory and for practical tuition.
Where you do not have evidence
If you have no evidence or only limited evidence of performance for some qualifications, you may still be authorised to deliver these qualifications if your RTO's performance in other related qualifications is judged to provide sufficient evidence of performance and capability.