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VRQA Fees and Charges

Summary of VRQA fees and charges as at 1 January 2015

School registration

Fee type Fee Additional information
Registration of a school $1,902 Including a new registration as a result of an amalgamation.
Comprising:
Application $479 Non refundable
Assessment fee $1,423 The total fee of $1,902 may be paid in two instalments in the order listed in the 2nd column provided the second instalment is paid within 30 days of the first instalment.
Amendment of registration (other than for matters covered in Senior secondary registration sections below.) $952 Non refundable
To relocate/add a campus or add year level/s.

Senior secondary course registration (for course* providers)

Fee type Fee Additional information
Registration to deliver an accredited senior secondary course (eg VCE,VCAL, IBD) $1,902 For a course that would enable a student to be awarded a qualification.
Registration to provide a single accredited senior secondary course (eg VCE,VCAL, IBD) $473 Per course
Registration to provide an additional accredited senior secondary course (eg VCE,VCAL, IBD) $473 Per course
Site audit fee Up to $5,559 $167 per hour to a maximum of $5,559
Additional site audit fee for any additional site Up to $5,559 $167 per hour to a maximum of $5,559

 *Course=VCE, VCAL, English study

Senior secondary qualification registration (for awarding bodies)

Fee type Fee Additional information

Registration to award, confer or issue a senior secondary qualification 

 

 

Comprising:

$5,970 Per qualification. May be waived or reduced. The total fee of $5,970 may be paid in 2 instalments in the order listed in the 2nd column below provided the second instalment is paid within 30 days of the first instalment.
Application $1,195 Non refundable
Assessment fee $4,775  
For a qualification that was developed outside Victoria or Australia and requires interstate or overseas travel as part of the assessment Up to $11,117  
Registration to award, confer or issue an additional  senior secondary qualification $1,902  

Accreditation of a senior secondary qualification (for awarding bodies)

Fee type Fee Additional information
Application for accreditation of a senior secondary course* or renewal of accreditation of such a course or part of such a course $139 Per course. May be reduced or waived.
Application for an amendment to an accredited senior secondary course $56 Per course

 *Course= study

Approval to provide courses to overseas students

- by a registered school, a registered senior secondary qualifications provider or another organisation. VRQA retains jurisdiction as the designated authority under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act) for approval to provide non Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) award courses to overseas students. Fees are in addition to fees associated with applications for delivery to domestic students.

Fee type Fee Additional information
By a registered school    
Registration to provide courses to overseas students $952
Amendment to increase capacity and or to establish a new delivery site and or relocate a delivery site and or add to scope $952
By a senior secondary provider which is not a registered school or by an education provider that is not a registered school or a senior secondary provider    
Initial investigation $450 Non refundable
Full investigation $1,818  
Annual approval fee $1,201  
Site audit fee Up to $5,559 $167 per hour up to a maximum of $5,559
Amendment to increase capacity and or to establish a new delivery site and or relocate a delivery site and or add to scope $1,362  

Overseas secondary student exchange organisations

Fee type Fee Additional information
Registration  
Initial application $467 Non refundable
Assessment fee $1,868  
Half term review fee $1,868  
Annual fee for Acceptance Advice of Secondary Exchange Student (AASES), monitoring and reporting:
No. of students  
(a) 1- 15 $240  
(b) 16 - 50 $467  
(c) 51+ $934  

Registered Training Organisations (RTOs)

Fee type Fee Additional information
Registration or re-registration
Application lodgement fee $912 Non refundable
Assessment fee $7,121 For up to 10 qualifications and up to 20 units of competency / modules and up to 2 delivery sites.
For each additional qualification $106 Capped at $10,000
For each additional unit of competency $43 Capped at $4,000
For each additional delivery site $423 Capped at $4,000
Assessment of ‘principal purpose' $5,280 May be reduced or waived
Site audit fee Up to $5,280  $159 per hour to a maximum of $5,280
Annual registration fee
Schools and Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board registered providers $1,105  For each year or part of each year. For up to 10 qualifications and any number of units of competency/module.
All other providers $2,209  For each year or part of each year. For up to 10 qualifications and any number of units of competency/module.
Annual instalment for each additional qualification $53 Capped at $15,000
Amendment of registration: addition to scope  
Application fee to add a course or a qualification or a unit of competency to scope:  
1 to 4 qualifications $421 Per qualification
5 qualifications $1,690  
6 qualifications $1,901  
7 qualifications $2,112  
8 qualifications $2,324  
9 qualifications $2,535  
Plus for each additional qualification more than 9 $106  
Plus for each additional unit of competency $80  
Training package transition to equivalent qualification(s) or accredited course transition $0

Course accreditation

Fee type Fee Additional information
Application for accreditation or renewal of accreditation of a course or part of a course excluding a higher education course. $3,761 May be reduced or waived
Application for an amendment to an accredited course $1,037  Per course

Apprenticeships

Fee type Fee Additional information
Application fee for the issue of a certificate or duplicate certificate $74 Including the issue or re-issue of a certificate confirming completion of an apprenticeship and an extract from the apprenticeship register.

 

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