If you work in the Vocational Education and Training Sector, chances are you know about ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority). But did you know that if you operate Victoria only, or Victoria and Western Australia only, you are also governed by VRQA (Victorian Registrations & Qualifications Authority)?
Here, we discuss VRQA, what they do and don’t do, and how they can help.
Much like ASQA, VRQA is an independent statutory authority whose role it is to assure the quality of education and training in Victoria.
VRQA applies standards to education and training providers and accredits courses and qualifications. They also register apprentices and trainees, approve employers and make sure all parties meet their contractual obligations.
VRQA registers education and training providers that fall under the following criteria:
VRQA also registers children for homeschooling in Victoria, accredits courses and qualifications, investigates complaints against providers registered with them and regulates apprenticeships and traineeships in Victoria.
In terms of Vocational Education and Training, VRQA doesn’t register or regulate VET providers that operate outside of Victoria or those that enrol international students. This falls under ASQA.
VRQA helps Victorians make informed choices about education and training. Their State Register lists all registered education and training providers, qualifications and courses.
They also investigate complaints against providers who are registered with them, as well as complaints about themselves.
Information is regularly published about education and training in Victoria.
For more information about VRQA, click here.
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