The information below relates to complaints about accredited training leading to a nationally recognised qualification, such as a Certificate III or Diploma.
Steps in resolving your complaint
The first step in resolving any issue or dispute is through your registered training organisations (RTO). All RTOs are required to have a documented complaints process outlining the steps for lodging and handling complaints.
If a resolution through the RTO is not possible, then the next steps you have to take and who you have to contact depends on the nature of the issue.
Queensland Training Ombudsman
The Queensland Training Ombudsman provides a free, confidential, and independent service to review and resolve enquiries and complaints from apprentices, trainees, student, employers and other parties about the vocational education and training system.
Complaints can be lodged with the Queensland Training Ombudsman by phone on 1800 773 048 or via the online complaint form.
Training quality complaints
If your complaint is related to the quality of the training and you are not satisfied with the way your RTO has handled your complaint or the outcome, contact the Australian Skills Quality Authority on 1300 701 801 or visit the ASQA website.
Training fees complaints
If your complaint is related to fees or refunds and you are not satisfied with the way your training provider has handled your complaint or the outcome, contact Fair Trading on 13 74 68 or visit the Fair Trading website.
Apprentices or trainees
If you have a complaint related to misleading advertising, such as you have responded to a job advertisement but then been unknowingly referred to a training provider to enrol in a government subsidised qualification, contact the Training Scammer Hotline – Queensland Training Ombudsman on 1800 773 048 or email@example.com to look into your issue or complaint.
You can also submit a complaint via the Queensland Training Ombudsman.
If you are an international student with a student visa and you have a concern about the conduct of a CRICOS registered provider in Queensland, contact the Australian Skills Quality Authority on 1300 701 801 or visit the ASQA website.