Add new items to scope

​​​​RTOs can add new units of competency, qualifications, or nationally accredited courses to their current scope of registration by applying to TAC through the  RTO Portal. 

RTOs cannot offer, deliver or assess any of the proposed qualifications, units of competency, or accredited courses until the amendment application has been approved by TAC.

RTOs must pay a fee when applying for an amendment to scope.  Refer to the TAC fees and charges schedule for details.  

To add TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment there are specific evidence requirements. For further information click here.

Overview of application process

When your application is received, a desktop review will be undertaken to determine if further information is required. A risk assessment will determine whether an audit is necessary.

Qualifications, units of competency or courses added to an RTO's scope of registration without an audit being conducted may be subject to audit at any subsequent Standards for RTOs  2015 audit of the RTO.

The application process flowchart - amendment to registration provides further details of the process for an amendment to registration application.


Audit process

Here is some further information about the audit process for amendment to registration applications.


Standalone delivery of imported units of competency

If an RTO has a qualification on its scope of registration, that RTO can offer, deliver and issue statements of attainment for units of competency that are listed in the packaging rules for that qualification and these units are reflected in the RTOs learning and assessment strategy.

However, units that are not explicitly named as core or electives in the packaging rules for that qualification (i.e. imported units) cannot be offered on a standalone basis. These units must be added to an RTO's scope of registration separately.

Please note that applications to amend registration should be received at least four months in advance of the anticipated delivery date to allow sufficient time for review and processing.​


Last modified: 11/11/2019 10:40 AM