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Victorian Registration & Qualifications Authority
Edition 19
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A message from the Director

Welcome to the 19th edition of E-news. This edition highlights a number of important amendments to the Education Services for Overseas Students Act (ESOS Act) 2000 affecting schools offering a course of study to overseas students.

In addition, you can read about the release of a consultation paper by the National Skills Standards Council (NSSC) on the review of the standards for the regulation of vocational education and training (VET), focusing on issues of quality.

You can also read about the EE-Oz Training Standards workplace evidence evaluation. This initiative involves a high level panel of experts working with registered training organisations (RTOs) to ensure that delivery and assessment meet the national Training Package for licencing requirements.

The VRQA continues to draw media attention due to confusion between provider regulation and contract administration. In response to recent articles the VRQA Chair Stuart Hamilton has written to the Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Financial Review. The letter accurately sets out VRQA’s role in VET regulation and the outcomes of this approach in recent years. To read the letter in detail go to the VRQA website.

News on the latest VRQA publications is also included in this edition.

We welcome any feedback on this edition and I encourage you to email your suggestions for future article topics to: vrqa@edumail.vic.gov.au.

Lynn Glover

 
VRQA Alerts and Events
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AQTF pre-registration information sessions
Financial management guidance session


Changes to the ESOS Act affecting schools
 

A number of important legislative amendments have been made to the ESOS Act which came into effect on 1 July 2012.

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Review of standards for the regulation of VET- release of a consultation paper
 

The Standing Council on Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (SCOTESE) has asked the National Skills Standards Council (NSSC) to review the standards for the regulation of VET, focusing on issues of quality.

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EE-Oz Training Standards workplace evidence evaluation
 

EE-Oz Training Standards is the Industry Skills Council (ISC) for the ElectroComms and Energy Utilities industries. In 2011 a workplace evidence gathering evaluation process was initiated.

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Publications
 

The VRQA now reports twice yearly to the National Skills Standards Council (NSSC) on VET regulation. You can read the first report published on our website.

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