Student & Training Provider Activation Portal


The Australian council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) is responsible for managing the Australian Student Tuition Assurance Scheme (ASTAS) for the following institutions:

Trading Name
Australian College of Sports Therapy
Australian Institute of Professional Education
Beauty and Hair Academy
College of Creative Design and Arts
Conwal Institute
Community Training Australia
Design Works College of Design
Helene Abicair
International Skills Australia
Australasian College Broadway
Republica Colleges (including Tractor, Mercer School of Interior Design, CG Spectrum)
Sage Institute
Smart City Vocational College
Training and Development Australia

ASTAS (Australian Student Tuition Assurance Scheme) is a protection scheme operated by ACPET that ensures that any Australian student displaced from a course due to a training provider’s inability to continue a course is relocated to a comparable course with another training provider or a refund of tuition fees paid in advance and not utilised is made to the student. ASTAS is sometimes just referred to as the TAS (Tuition Assurance Scheme).

The scheme is designed to assist students when their education provider is no longer able to deliver training, usually due to closure.

ACPET can help by

  • Submitting a REFUND claim on behalf of students for fees paid in advance for the portion of study that has not been delivered
  • Submitting a RE-CREDIT claim on behalf of students who have a VET FEE-Help loan/debt for the portion of study that has not been completed

Find out about the current status of your College by selecting the name of your College from the drop down menu below.

By selecting your college, ACPET will be able to tell you at what stage in the process of activation your provider is at and what you need to do.

If you would like further information on your rights and the governing legislation please refer to the ASQA – RTO Standards 2015.

ACPET appreciate that this may be a difficult time for displaced students and want to provide as much help and support to your individual circumstance as possible.

ACPET will provide advice directly to students to help during this difficult time. Please contact us to if you would like to know more.

Frequently Asked Questions

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