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The VRQA and apprenticeships in Victoria

The VRQA is responsible for regulating apprenticeships and traineeships in Victoria, specifically for:

  • determining the terms of training contracts
  • determining who can be parties to training contracts
  • approving training contracts, and approving their cancellation, suspension or amendment
  • approving employers before they employ an apprentice
  • determining approved training schemes. 

If any issues related to the above are referred to the VRQA, the authority must inquire further. The VRQA may:

  • cancel, suspend or vary a training contract
  • order all or any parties to a training contract to perform an obligation related to the training contract
  • make orders in relation to the training contract.

The VRQA's responsibilities are regulated under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006.