We investigate complaints relating to organisations within our jurisdiction. This includes schools and home schooling, VET providers, registered training organisations (RTOs), and organisations that provide school education, traineeships and apprenticeships.
Complaints about schools usually relate to:
- compliance with the minimum standards for care
- safety and welfare of students
- enrolment and student learning.
Complaints about apprenticeships and traineeships usually relate to:
- scope of work
- equipment available.
Statistics about the complaints we receive through our enquiries phone line, referral, post, email and
online complaints submission form are reported here.
The main gateway for employers, apprentices and trainees, and related stakeholders to raise issues with us is through our dedicated apprenticeship administration call centre and field services. Statistics about employer, apprentice and trainee related issues and investigations are available in our
Source of complaints
In the 2021–22 financial year reporting period we received
- 1347 by phone
- 25 by referral
- 7 by post
- 1128 by email
- 472 though our online form.
Complaints as a percentage of enquiries
Of the enquiries we received in the 2021–22 financial year 231 were complaints.
|Enquiries (total contacts)||
|Complaints as a percentage of enquiries||
Complaints within our jurisdiction
Of the 231 complaints received 32.5% or 75 were in our jurisdiction.
Complaints over time
The number of in-jurisdiction complaints per quarter has remained within a steady range since 2018, with a slight increase in the second quarter of 2022.
Number of complaints over time
Download graph data (docx - 805.7kb)