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Regulatory Changes for VET Providers

The VRQA Guidelines for VET Providers have changed to align Victoria’s RTO requirements with the national standards.

The 2016 VRQA Guidelines for VET Providers (docx - 206.95kb) incorporate the key principles of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015, while maintaining the strengths of the 2009 Guidelines. The 2016 VRQA Guidelines will continue to ensure quality of training and assessment services, while providing for a nationally consistent approach to VET regulation.

Existing RTOs need to review business operations against the 2016 VRQA Guidelines for VET Providers and ensure they can demonstrate compliance by 1 April 2016.

New applications for RTO registration will need to demonstrate compliance from 1 January 2016.

Guidelines 2-5 have been replaced by the following:

Guideline 2: Transparency and oversight of third parties
Guideline 3: Trainer and assessor qualifications
Guideline 4: Delivery of training and assessment services
Guideline 5: Annual declaration of compliance

Important changes have been made to the standards relating to the delivery of an Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) qualification or an assessor skill set from the Training and Education (TAE) Package. See Guidelines 4.3 – 4.7 for a comprehensive outline of these changes.

The VRQA will hold an information session covering all changes to the 2016 VRQA Guidelines on Friday, 12 February 2016. Booking is essential. Book online to secure your place.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have also been developed to assist with the 2016 VRQA Guidelines.

Any queries may be sent to qar@edumail.vic.gov.au.