Mandatory VET Activity Reporting Requirements

Full exemptions

Full exemptions from reporting training activity are available for certain training involving:
  • national security, border protection and policing (paragraphs 4.1 to 4.3 of the Policy). The Victoria Police TOID 4578 is the only eligible RTO currently registered by the VRQA in this category 
  • vital emergency, fire, first-aid, rescue or like services to the Australian community (refer paragraphs 4.4 to 4.6 of the Policy). It is not intended that this exemption category be used to exempt RTOs that deliver emergency, fire, first-aid or rescue training. The RTO must also provide these services to the Australian community. Ambulance Victoria TOId 6934, Country Fire Authority Victoria TOId 3739 and Victoria State Emergency Service Authority TOId 4157 have currently been identified as eligible RTOs in this category.

See also Unique Student Identifier Exemptions.

Action Required
To access a full  exemption, RTOs who are registered by the VRQA and who deliver vital community services must send a completed Notification Form for Accessing Exemptions (doc - 208kb) (customised for the VRQA) to the VRQA either by email to qar@edumail.vic.gov.au with the subject line 'Accessing exemption VET activity reporting', or by fax to 03 9032 1579. 

RTOs accessing an exemption to VET activity reporting 

Business trading name Legal name
3739​​Country Fire Authority Victoria                                  ​Country Fire Authority Victoria 
3765Department of Environment, Land, Water and PlanningDepartment of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
21660Emergency Services Telecommunications AuthorityEmergency Services Telecommunications Authority
4578The Victoria Police  The Victoria Police 
4157Victoria State Emergency Service Authority​Victoria State Emergency Service Authority​


Partial exemptions

 Partial exemptions enable RTOs to submit a reduced data set and are available for:

  • enterprise RTOs as identified on training.gov.au (paragraphs 4.7 to 4.8 of the Policy)
  • short stand-alone units/modules (paragraphs 4.9 to 4.11 of the Policy, and Appendix 1). The unit or module must be included in Appendix 1 to the Policy.


​ ​​​​​​​​​