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Additional Approvals

Some qualifications and units of competency require existing or prospective RTOs to gain approval from other agencies before applying to the VRQA to add these items to scope. 

Types of courses that may require additional approval

Before submitting your application for RTO registration, you must first check whether there are any extra requirements for the scope items you are applying for, including the following:

Units leading to a WorkSafe licence
High risks units require approval from WorkSafe. You must first gain written approval from WorkSafe and attach this to your VRQA application.

Units leading to VicRoads accreditation
High risk units require accreditation approval from VicRoads. You must first gain written approval from VicRoads and attach this to your VRQA application.

Units leading to Agricultural Chemical User Permits
High risk units require User Permits issued by Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR). You must first gain the permit from the DEDJTR and attach this to your VRQA application.

Units leading to licensing for Electricity Generation, Electricity Transmission, Electrotechnology, and Gas Supply
High risk units require Licensing issued by Energy Safe Victoria. You must first gain the license from Energy Safe Victoria and attach this to your VRQA application

Security courses
Some security courses require approval from Victoria Police.   You are not required to submit additional information with your application; however a technical expert from Victoria Police may participate as part of a new registration or extension to scope site audit.

Nursing courses
Some nursing courses require conditional accreditation from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council. You must first gain written approval from the Council and attach this written verification to your VRQA application.

Courses in translating and interpreting
Some courses in translating and interpreting require approval from National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (NAATI). Written verification from NAATI must be provided with an application.