The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) is the statutory authority responsible for ensuring that employers of apprentices and trainees and providers of education and training (including course and qualification owners) meet quality standards, and that information is readily available to support informed choice in education and training.
- registers certain education and training providers and awarding bodies
- registers certain qualifications and accredits courses
- registers children for home schooling in Victoria
- regulates apprenticeships and traineeships in Victoria.
Education and training providers
The VRQA registers providers of:
- Vocational Education and Training (VET) that deliver accredited training to domestic students in Victoria only, or Victoria and Western Australia only
- school education
- senior secondary education – both school and non-school providers
- overseas secondary student exchange organisations.
The VRQA does not regulate education and training providers in Victoria that deliver:
- to international students (other than those enrolled in schools or undertaking school sector courses) in Victoria
- VET courses outside Victoria, including VET delivered online or by distance education
- English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) and Foundation Studies courses (other than courses delivered by schools).
Qualifications and courses offered by providers
The VRQA is responsible for:
Complaints about providers
The VRQA investigates complaints against VRQA-registered providers.
Supporting informed choice
The VRQA maintains a register of VRQA-registered education and training providers and the qualifications and courses they deliver. The State Register can be viewed online. The VRQA also regularly publishes information sheets about education and training provision in Victoria.