The Victorian Government is phasing in child safe standards for organisations that work with children (i.e. students under the age of 18 years).
Compliance for the following education and training organisations is being managed through existing regulatory arrangements.
A variety of other organisations that work with children are required to meet the child safe standards. For more information, visit the Department of Health and Human Services website.
The Department of Health and Human Services website provides information about reporting concerns about a child’s safety to the Victoria Police and other agencies.
The child safe standards apply to non-school senior secondary providers from 1 January 2016.
The Guidelines for Non-School Senior Secondary Education Providers: Minimum Standards for Registration to Provide an Accredited Senior Secondary Course have been updated to reflect the requirement to meet child safe standards.
To access further information and resources about the child safe standards visit the Resources page of this website.
Enquiries about the child safe standards may be directed to email@example.com.
The VRQA Guidelines, Conditions and Application Form for the Approval of Overseas Secondary Student Exchange Organisations (VRQA Guidelines) have been updated to reflect this requirement. The revised guidelines are effective as of 1 January 2016. Clause 5.13 of the updated guidelines requires student exchange organisations to meet the child safe standards.
The child safe standards apply to Victorian VET providers from 1 January 2017.
The standards strengthen existing approaches to preventing and responding to child abuse and aim to create a culture where protecting children from abuse is part of everyday thinking and practice.
There are seven standards to meet.
Further information will be communicated in the coming months. To ensure you are receiving the latest information, subscribe to the VRQA e-news.
Visit the Resources page of this website for further information and resources.
Enquires about the child safe standards can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org