Total VET Activity

​​​​​​​​​​Total VET Activity (TVA) is a mandatory national reporting requirement for RTOs. TVA refers to the collection and reporting of data that complies with the Australian Vocational Education and Training Management Information Statistical Standard (AVETMISS). AVETMISS is a national data standard that ensures consistent and accurate capture and reporting of Vocational Education and Training (VET) information about students.

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is the custodian of the Standard.

RTOs must submit AVETMISS compliant data on all nationally recognised training where there is a responsibility for issuing a statement of attainment or qualification.​

TVA reports for the previous calendar year are required to be submitted by the end of February, unless a full exemption applies under the National VET Data Policy.

The Unique Student Identifier (USI) forms part of an RTO's AVETMISS data and must be included in its TVA submission.


Reporting instructions for WA RTOs:

Publicly funded data

All publicly funded data reporting is submitted directly to the Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD), the State Training Authority (STA) in WA via current Resource Allocation Program for Training (RAPT) reporting requirements.

RTOs accessing state funding should contact DTWD via  with further enquiries regarding submission of AVETMISS data, as the requirements differ for training delivered under funding agreements.

Non-publicly funded data

All other data is reported directly to NCVER via the AVETMISS validation software.

For assistance with the AVETMISS validation software, RTOs should contact NCVER directly.

Additional Information

More information on National VET Data including Frequently Asked Questions, the National Data Policy and VET Data Legislation and Privacy Notice, is available from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment's website.

NCVER has developed an RTO hub which provides Fact Sheets, an AVETMISS data entry tool for RTOs with less than 100 students,  AVETMISS validation software for RTOs to validate their data before submission as well as a range of other resources on their website.



Exemptions from submitting data compliant with the AVETMISS for the National VET Provider Collection may apply in some cases.

RTOs must consult with TAC for an exemption. RTOs will need to provide evidence to support their claim for an exemption, against the Training Products on their Scope of Registration.


  • National security, border protection and policing exemption
  • Delivery of emergency or safety community services exemption

Details of the exemptions are contained in section 5 of the National VET Data Policy.

A full list of TAC RTOs accessing exemptions is available here.

Last modified: 15/02/2023 10:53 AM

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