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Victorian Registration & Qualifications Authority
Edition 13
Lynn Glover

A message from the Director

Welcome to the 13th edition of E-news. This edition will provide you with information on a recent seminar held by the VRQA for prospective higher education providers and details about the finalised review and evaluation services panel for schools and senior secondary providers.

I also draw your attention to the replacement of the National Training Information Services (NTIS) by a new system called Training.gov.au. This new system will become the authoritative National Register for the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

In addition, you can read about the legislative changes in the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 that restrict the use of the terms “TAFE” and “technical and further education” in a company or business name.

Recently we conducted three information sessions for RTOs transferring to the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). To learn more about these sessions, see: Transition to ASQA information sessions.

RTOs who only deliver accredited training in Victoria to domestic students will not be affected by these changes.

We welcome any feedback from you on this edition and encourage you to email us your suggestions for future article topics.

Lynn Glover

 
VRQA Alerts and Events
August - November 2011
AQTF pre-registration information sessions
Financial management guidance sessions

 
The State Register website will temporarily be unavailable
 

The State Register website will be temporarily unavailable from Thursday 30 June. This is necessary so that the process for transferring data to the ASQA can take place. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Information session for prospective higher education providers
 

The VRQA recently held an information session for institutions interested in becoming higher education providers.

Read more about the higher education information session...

 
The National Training Information Service (NTIS) will soon be replaced
 

The NTIS system is due to be replaced by a new system called Training.gov.au. This is scheduled to take place in July 2011.

Read more about the NTIS replacement, Training.gov.au...

 
Restriction on the use of the terms “TAFE” and “technical and further education”
 

From 1 July 2011, the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 will restrict a person or body using the terms in a company or business name, in a description of activities, operations or services in connection with a person or body’s operations in and from Victoria.

Read more about the use of these terms...

 
The schools and senior secondary review panel has now been finalised
 

The tender process for the review and evaluation services panel has now concluded and the VRQA has entered into contracts with three firms.

Read more about the schools and senior secondary review panel...

 
Decommissioning of the Qualifications Navigator
 

Recent national policy changes have had an impact on the VRQA’s ability to maintain accurate information about courses on the Qualifications Navigator.

Read more about the decommissioning of the Qualifications Navigator...

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