STS Online, Reporting & ePayment FAQs

2014 APL Contract Extension

These FAQs will assist RTOs with details and operations under the extended contract:



Date posted

2014-7 Should RTOs that are not extending their APL Contract for 2014 complete training that commenced in 2013 or prior? Will these RTOs be paid for this training? 16 Dec 2013
2014-10 What prices will be adjusted for the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Training Program (ATTP) for 2014? 16 Dec 2013
2014-11 What prices will be adjusted for the Strategic Skills Program (SSP) for 2014? 16 Dec 2013
2014-12 Will Training Participants who commence in 2014 be affected by fee arrangements under Smart and Skilled from 1 January 2015? 16 Dec 2013

2011-2014 Questions

The following is a list of FAQs raised by RTOs:



Date posted/updated

1 What is a Confirmation Report? 22 Dec 2011
2 What is a Purchase Order? 22 Dec 2011
3 What is a Booking ID and where can I find a Booking ID? 22 Dec 2011
9 Where do I find a Course Site ID? 22 Dec 2011
10 How is the midpoint defined and when does the time limit for claiming (i.e. 28 days) commence? 22 Dec 2011
11 The Strategic Skills Program (SSP) training we are delivering will not be completed by the completion date on the Purchase Order. What should we do? 22 Dec 2011
12 Can the start date on the Purchase Order be changed? 22 Dec 2011
14 How can I check the payment amount on my Recipient Created Tax Invoice (RCTI) for the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Training Program (ATTP)? 22 Feb 2012
15 What is the small business loading payable to RTOs under the ATTP? 22 Feb 2012
16 How can I lodge a claim under the ATTP when the National Training Contract (NTC) is not yet approved? 22 Feb 2012
17 The details of the NTC shown on STS Online are incorrect. How can I update this information? 22 Feb 2012
19 Can RTOs be paid under the ATTP for training provided to trainees still at school? 22 Dec 2011
24 What is an Activity Limit under the ATTP? 22 Dec 2011
26 For participants undertaking SSP courses, what extent of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) granted is acceptable for a training participant? 22 Dec 2011
30 What is commencement of training and what evidence is needed to lodge data at initial/commencement stage? 22 Dec 2011
32 Should I report a ‘Withdrawn’ outcome or report that the Training Participant ‘Did Not Start’? 16 May 2012
33 Should I report a ‘Withdrawn’ or ‘Competency not achieved/fail' outcome? 16 May 2012
34 What units of competency (UoCs) and outcomes do I report for advanced entry apprenticeships and traineeships? 28 May 2012
38 What is Credit Transfer and how do I report it? 28 May 2012
50 I lodged data to trigger a midway payment but I have been paid an initial payment again. Why did this happen? 22 Dec 2011
51 Why was my lodgement rejected? The error message was “Invalid Booking ID”? 22 Dec 2011
52 Why was my lodgement rejected? The error message reasons were “Invalid Course Site ID for training year” and “training activity limit has been reached”. 22 Dec 2011
53 Why was my lodgement rejected? The error message received was “Invalid Course Site ID”. 22 Dec 2011
54 Why was my lodgement rejected? The error message received was “Incorrect Course Site ID for qualification”. 22 Dec 2011
60 Why was the data claiming a final/completion payment given a status of Pending Rejection – Late Lodgement? What can I do? 01 Nov 2012
62 Where can I see what qualifications and/or UoCs I tendered? 22 Dec 2011
65 I have lodged data which is incorrect. What do I do? 22 Dec 2011
72 What is the timeframe for lodging data? 22 Dec 2011
73 When can I expect payment for data that has been successfully lodged via ePayments? 22 Dec 2011
77 What do I do if I have lodged incorrect data and my RTO received a payment to which it is not entitled? 22 Dec 2011
81 When can I expect payment for data that has been lodged as a pending rejection? 22 Dec 2011
83 When mapping UOCs to a qualification, will only the UOCs from the Training Package show? 22 Dec 2011
86 I am applying for an APL Contract for funding under the ATTP. Why do I have to map and price UoCs? 22 Dec 2011
2013-10 What is a Special Purpose Financial Report and how is it used? 15 Jan 2013

Check this and all other FAQ pages regularly as they will be updated frequently with new questions and answers.

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