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RTO Annual Calendar in 2023: RTO Compliance Deadlines You Shouldn’t Miss

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Mark your calendar! Get ahead and prepare for what’s coming in the vocational education and training (VET) industry with this RTO annual calendar. From RTO compliance deadline to training conferences, we’ve got it all here. After all, staying on top of key dates and events is essential to ensure you don’t miss anything.

This RTO annual calendar includes vital occasions, events, and deadlines. Bookmark this so you can prepare for opportunities to connect with industry stakeholders through gatherings, review training and assessment strategies, and collate necessary documents and data for your RTO compliance deadline.

A Quick Glance: RTO Compliance Deadline, Things You Can Do, and Exciting Events

Month Activity Date
January New Training Year
February Total VET Activity AVETMISS Data Deadline 28-Feb
March VET Policy and Compliance Summit 02-03 Mar
Annual Declaration on Compliance, Sydney 03-Mar
Annual Declaration on Compliance Workshop, Brisbane 06-Mar
Annual Declaration on Compliance Workshop, Melbourne 07-Mar
Annual Declaration on Compliance Workshop, Adelaide 08-Mar
Annual Declaration on Compliance Workshop, Tasmania 09-Mar
Annual Declaration on Compliance Workshop, Perth 10-Mar
Annual Declaration on Compliance deadline 31-Mar
April Review of training and assessment strategy
May Talk to industry experts and leaders
June End of the financial year 30-Jun
Learner and Employer Survey deadline 30-Jun
ITEC23 Conference 07-09 Jun
July New financial year 01-Jul
National VET Research Conference ‘No Frills’ 19-21 Jul
Mid-year enrolment
Data update
August National Skills Week 21-27 Aug
EduTECH 24-25 Aug
September Student feedback and course outcomes review
Community Colleges Australia (CCA) Annual Conference 09-11 Oct
October Assessment and examination process review
November National VET Conference 02-03 Nov
TAFE Director’s Australia Convention TBD
December Prepare for the New Year!

Preparing for 2023: RTO Compliance Deadline and Events

Here is a comprehensive guide to the key events and dates that you should be aware of this year:

January: Start of New Training Year

The start of the new training year is an exciting time as you welcome new students and begin enrolling them for the upcoming year. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the previous year, review your training and assessment strategies, and make any necessary changes.

Suggested Activity:

Reflect on the Previous Year

February: AVETMISS RTO Compliance Deadline

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) conducts compliance audits to ensure that RTOs meet all the necessary standards and requirements. February is a good time for your RTO to review your processes so you can prepare for these audits. Plus, the last day of February is the submission deadline for the Total VET Activity AVETMISS data. Ensure you’ve collected and submitted all the required data before the month ends.

Critical Deadline:

28 February 2023 – Total VET Activity AVETMISS Data

March: CEO Annual Declaration Month

March is a busy month for RTOs. CEOs must submit their annual declaration of compliance at the end of the month. Insources also has its Annual Declaration on Compliance workshop in early March, gathering compliance specialists to help you better prepare before the RTO compliance deadline.

Aside from the annual declaration, the VET Policy and Compliance Summit is happening on the first week of the month. It’s the perfect event for your staff to gain new industry insights and network with peers in the industry.


2 to 3 March 2023 – VET Policy and Compliance Summit

3 and 6 to 10 March 2023 – Annual Declaration on Compliance Workshop

Critical Deadline:

31 March 2023 – Annual Declaration on Compliance Deadline

April: Review and Update of Training and Assessment Strategies

After the compliance summit and annual declaration on compliance submission, April would be an ideal time to review and update training and assessment strategies. We suggest that RTOs regularly conduct a review and update of their training and assessment strategies to ensure they are providing high-quality education and training to students.

Suggested Activity:

Review and Update Training and Assessment Strategies

May: Industry Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement

May is an important month for RTOs to engage with industry stakeholders and gather feedback on their training and assessment strategies.

Suggested Activity:

Industry Experts Consultation

June: Quality Indicator Data Submission, ITEC23 Conference and End of Fiscal Year

June is an opportunity for RTOs to connect with their learners and employers through the submission of the Quality Indicator Data. Aside from the student’s personal and academic data, ASQA also requires RTOs to hand in the results of their learner engagement and employer satisfaction survey by sending them to

Giving your RTO the information to excel through collaboration, the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia is hosting the ITEC23 Conference. Senior executives from skills training and higher education are joining the exciting conference to help you develop new thinking about how collaboration can help your RTO.

In addition, the fiscal year ends this month and RTO training resource providers offer their biggest sale of the year. Your RTO can save thousands when you secure your RTO materials during this period and immediately claim the tax deductions the following month. If you’re curious about how you can take advantage of the end of the fiscal year, reach out to us through the form to learn more.


7 to 9 June 2023 – ITEC23 Conference

Critical Deadline:

30 June 2023 – Learner and Employer Survey Data

July: Mid-Year Enrolment, ‘No Frills,Data Update, and New Fiscal Year

RTOs are required to report enrolment and completion data to ASQA regularly. July is a good time to provide mid-year updates and ensure that all data is accurate and up to date.

Meanwhile, NCVER’s National VET Research Conference ‘No Frills’ is back this 2023 and will happen in person. Co-hosted with RMIT University in Melbourne, the 32nd ‘No Frills’ conference will be held from 19 to 21 July 2023 at the RMIT University Melbourne City Campus. It’s a must-attend event for anyone in the VET sector, as it plays a crucial role in NCVER’s engagement with the industry. Educators, researchers, policymakers, RTO leaders and industry bodies are expected to attend this year’s conference.

Suggest Activity:

Mid-Year Data Update


19 to 21 July - National VET Research Conference ‘No Frills’

August: National Skills Week and EduTECH

Aiming to raise awareness of the importance of skills development, the fourth week of August is allotted to National Skills Week. The event aims to change the negative perceptions around VET, showcase opportunities within VET, and draw attention to new skills and trends in the industry. For RTOs, national skills week is the ideal event to promote your organisation. Besides talking to VET experts, you can get involved by planning an event and submitting it as part of national skills week.

Plus, RTOs have the chance to find new solutions to provide exceptional training through the EduTECH conference. Learn more about the latest trends and technologies in education and network with VET industry experts at this event.

August is also when RTOs begin placing students in their chosen industries for work placement, providing them with hands-on experience and exposure to real-world work environments.


24 to 25 August - EduTECH

21 to 27 August – National Skills Week

September: Review of Student Feedback and Course Outcomes and CCA2023 Annual Conference

September is a good time for RTOs to review student feedback and assess the outcomes of their training and assessment programs. With this, you can improve the quality of education and training provided to students.

What’s more, you should watch out for the announcement of the Community Colleges Australia (CCA) Annual Conference. The CCA Annual Conference usually takes place in the latter half of the year, gathering community education experts, policymakers, and VET leaders.

Suggested Activities:

Student Feedback and Course Outcomes Review


TBD – CCA2023 Annual Conference

October: Assessment and Examination Process Review

RTOs should regularly review their assessment and examination processes to ensure that they are fair and consistent and that students are assessed on their knowledge and skills.

Suggested Activity:

Assessment and Examination Process Check

November: National VET Conference and TDA Convention

The National VET Conference is an important event for RTOs to attend, providing opportunities to network with other organisations in the VET sector, learn about new developments and trends, and gain insights into best practices.

In addition, keep an eye out for the Technical and Further Education (TAFE) Directors Australian Convention, as the TDA Convention typically happens in the later months of the year. Apart from TAFE leaders and directors, VET experts, policymakers, and other stakeholders participate in this event.


2 to 3 November – National VET Conference

TBD – TDA Convention

December: End-of-Year Celebrations and Reflections

Reflect on the year that has passed. Celebrate the achievements of your students and the successful wrap-up of another training year. This is also a good time to prepare for the new year and make any final changes to training and assessment strategies before the upcoming year.

Suggested Activity:

Preparation for the New Year

Your 2023 RTO annual calendar includes opportunities to connect with industry stakeholders, review training and assessment strategies, and celebrate students’ achievements. By being aware of these key events and dates, RTOs can stay on top of their responsibilities and ensure that they provide high-quality education and training to their students.

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