For registered training organisations (RTOs)

VET data obligations

This page has information to help registered training organisations (RTO) meet their requirements for reporting training data in the Northern Territory (NT).

All RTOs must regularly submit training data to either the agency responsible for vocational education and training (VET) in their jurisdiction or directly to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Your RTO’s data must comply with the Australian Vocational Education and Training Management Information Statistical Standard (AVETMISS).

For more information about how to meet national data reporting requirements, go to the Australian Skills Quality Authority website to read Total VET activity reporting.

How to submit data

You should submit training data using the VET provider portal if:

  • your RTO delivers training in the NT to NT residents
  • or it has a funding contract with the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation.

The department will access your data through the portal.

For help using the portal, email

If your RTO has a VET-related funding contract with the NT Government, but not the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation, it may have a different reporting agreement. Check your contract for details.

When to submit reports

If your RTO is funded by the NT Government, you must submit your data each quarter, or as specified in your contract.

If your RTO is not publically funded, you can still report quarterly, at the end of the first full week in April, July and October.

You must report at least annually. Data is due mid-January for the previous calendar year.

Help to meet reporting requirements

Go to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research website for help meeting your reporting requirements, and the following resources:

AVETMISS compliant software register

This register lists publicly available, AVETMISS-compliant student management systems and data entry tools.

Go to the AVETMISS compliant software register.

AVETMISS validation software

This free software validates files to ensure data has been entered in the correct AVETMISS format.

Go to the AVETMISS validation software.

Unique student identifier requirements

All VET students must have a unique student identifier (USI) number so that they can access their training records and transcripts of their VET records online.

All RTOs must collect, verify and report a student's USI as part of AVETMISS compliant data.

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Last updated: 22 September 2020

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