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Victorian Registration & Qualifications Authority
Edition 41
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A message from the Director

The employer approval process is being strengthened to help protect apprentices and trainees in Victoria.

From 1 January 2015, new employers seeking to register a training contract at an Australian Apprenticeship Centre will be asked to make declarations about their background, including relevant indictable offences and any findings or convictions in relation to workplace safety, pay and conditions.

The strengthened process is a practical reform to improve protections for young people without increasing regulatory burden for employers.

A number of changes to the Crimes Act 1958 and the Working with Children Act 2005 have recently been implemented as part of the response to the Victorian Parliament’s Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and other Non-Government Organisations. The changes build on existing protections for children and have relevance for many providers of education and training in Victoria.

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


Strengthened protections for apprentices and trainees
 

From 1 January 2015 the employer approval process is being strengthened to help protect apprentices and trainees in Victoria.

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2015 fees
 

Details of the fees charged by the VRQA in 2015 are now available.

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New obligations to help protect children: Betrayal of Trust implementation
 

Changed requirements for working with children checks and reporting suspected child sexual abuse have recently commenced in response to the Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and other Non-Government Organisations.

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Reminder: Applications now open for streamlined process for changes to scope
 

RTOs can apply to the VRQA for a standing application to assist in keeping their scope of registration up-to-date.

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Delivery of HLTAID first aid units
 

Details of the new release of the HLTAID first aid units of competency can now be accessed on Training.gov.au.

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Reminder: Reporting on VET training activity to NCVER
 

All RTOs, with the exception of those RTOs who were granted a full exemption, are now required to report their accredited training activity during 2014 to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research by 28 February 2015.

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