VRQA Fees and Charges

Summary of VRQA fees and charges as at 1 January 2018

School registration

Fee typeFeeAdditional information

Registration of a school

Comprising:

$2137

Including a new registration as a result of an amalgamation.

Application - 1st instalment$537Non refundable
Assessment fee - 2nd instalment$1600The total fee of $2137 may be paid in two instalments in the order of lodgement of application $537 and then assessment fee $1600, 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.)$1070Non 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 (e.g. VCE, VCAL, IBD)$2137For a course that would enable a student to be awarded a qualification.
Registration to provide a single accredited senior secondary course (e.g. VCE, VCAL, IBD)$532Per course
Registration to provide an additional accredited senior secondary course (e.g. VCE, VCAL, IBD)$532Per course
Registration to provide a course, for which the provider is registered, at an additional site$532Per site​
Site audit feeUp to $6248$188 per hour to a maximum of $6248
Additional site audit fee for any additional siteUp to $6248$188 per hour to a maximum of $6248

 *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:

$6710Per qualification. May be waived or reduced. The total fee may be paid in 2 instalments in the order listed below, provided the second instalment is paid within 30 days of the first instalment.
Application - 1st instalment$1344Non refundable
Assessment fee - 2nd instalment$5366 
For a qualification that was developed outside Victoria or Australia and requires interstate or overseas travel as part of the assessmentUp to $12 496 
Registration to award, confer or issue an additional senior secondary qualification$2137 
 

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$157Per course. May be reduced or waived.
Application for an amendment to an accredited senior secondary course$63Per 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.

By a registered school

 

Fee type FeeAdditional information
Registration to provide courses to overseas students$1070
Amendment to increase capacity and or to establish a new delivery site and or relocate a delivery site and or add to scope$1070 
 

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

 

Fee type FeeAdditional information
Initial investigation$506Non refundable
Full investigation$2043 
Annual approval fee$1350 
Site audit feeUp to $6248$188 per hour up to a maximum of $6248
Amendment to increase capacity and or to establish a new delivery site and or relocate a delivery site and or add to scope$1531 

  

Overseas secondary student exchange organisations

Registration

 

Fee type FeeAdditional information
Initial application$525Non refundable
Assessment fee$2100 
Half term review fee$2100 

 

Annual fee for Acceptance Advice of Secondary Exchange Student (AASES), monitoring and reporting

 

Fee type FeeAdditional information
No. of students 
(a) 1- 15$269 
(b) 16 - 50$525 
(c) 51+$1050 
 

Registered training organisations (RTOs)

Registration or re-registration

 

Fee typeFeeAdditional information
Application lodgement fee$912Non refundable
Assessment fee$7121For up to 10 qualifications and up to 20 units of competency / modules and up to 2 delivery sites.
For each additional qualification$106Capped at $10 000
For each additional unit of competency$43Capped at $4000
For each additional delivery site$423Capped at $4000
Assessment of ‘principal purpose'$5280May be reduced or waived
Site audit feeUp to $5280 $159 per hour to a maximum of $5280
 

Annual registration fee

 

Fee typeFeeAdditional information
Schools and Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board registered providers$1105 For each year or part of each year. For up to 10 qualifications and any number of units of competency/module.
All other providers$2209 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$53Capped at $15 000
 

Amendment of registration: Application fee to add a course or a qualification or a unit of competency to scope

Fee typeFeeAdditional information
1 to 4 qualifications$421Per qualification
5 qualifications$1690 
6 qualifications$1901 
7 qualifications$2112 
8 qualifications$2324 
9 qualifications$2535 
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 typeFeeAdditional information
Application for accreditation or renewal of accreditation of a course or part of a course excluding a higher education course.$3761May be reduced or waived
Application for an amendment to an accredited course$1037 Per course
 

Apprenticeships

Fee typeFeeAdditional information
Application fee for the issue of a certificate or duplicate certificate$83Including the issue or re-issue of a certificate confirming completion of an apprenticeship and an extract from the apprenticeship register.

 

VRQA fee refund policy