VRQA (Victorian Registrations & Qualifications Authority) Explained
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.
What is VRQA?
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.
What Does VRQA Do?
VRQA registers education and training providers that fall under the following criteria:
- Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers (that operate in Victoria only or Victoria and Western Australia only)
- School education
- Senior secondary education (school and non-school)
- Overseas secondary student exchange programs
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.
What VRQA Doesn’t Do
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.
What Help Does VRQA Provide?
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.
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