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Victorian Registration & Qualifications Authority
Edition 37
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A message from the Director

From 1 July 2014 it will be easier to ensure that apprenticeship and traineeship contracts reflect the most up-to-date qualifications. The VRQA has been working with our industry partners to streamline arrangements for updating qualifications.

I would like to highlight a new booklet Financial Management for Independent Schools, which the VRQA has produced in partnership with Somerset Education. This booklet provides school governors and managers with a range of tools to prevent, detect and respond to any signs of financial stress.

Recently, the Victorian Government agreed to issue Ministerial Statements of Expectations to Victorian regulators. As a result, the Minister for Education and Minister for Higher Education and Skills have provided a Statement of Expectations for the VRQA. The statement sets out the Ministers' expectations of the VRQA to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its regulatory activities while minimising the regulatory burden on education and training providers.

Following the passage through the Senate of the Student Identifiers Act 2014, the unique student identifier (USI) scheme will commence on 1 January 2015.

Further details are available in this edition of e-news.

The VRQA values feedback about the information and resources it provides, as well as suggestions for future e-news articles. Feedback may be directed to vrqa@edumail.vic.gov.au.

Lynn Glover

 
VRQA Alerts and Events
Pre-registration information and financial management guidance session for Vocational Education and Training (VET)
 

 

   

 



Streamlined process for transitioning apprenticeship and traineeship qualifications
 

Changes to processing arrangements from 1 July 2014 will make it easier for registered training organisations, employers, apprentices and trainees to ensure that training contracts reflect the most up-to-date qualifications.

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New publication: Financial Management for Independent Schools
 

The VRQA and John Somerset of Somerset Education have produced the Financial Management for Independent Schools booklet for independent schools operating in Victoria.

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Ministerial Statement of Expectations for the VRQA
 

The Hon. Martin Dixon MP, Minister for Education and the Hon. Nick Wakeling MP, Minister for Higher Education and Skills have provided a Statement of Expectations for the VRQA.

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VET - Registered Training Organisation (RTO) clinics
 

A VET – RTO clinic was provided in June by the VRQA for VET providers seeking information regarding regulation of RTOs. Similar clinics will be scheduled for RTOs in coming months.

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VET - Unique Student Identifier (USI) update
 

The Minister for Industry, the Hon. Ian Macfarlane MP has released a media statement to announce the passage through the Senate of the Student Identifiers Act 2014.

 

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Presentation now available: Update for TAE - Training and Education Training Package
 

The VRQA recently delivered a workshop to RTOs currently delivering the TAE - Training and Education Package in partnership with Innovation and Business Skills Australia.

 

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