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VRQA Fees and Charges

Summary of VRQA fees and charges as at 1 January 2016

School registration

Fee type Fee Additional information

Registration of a school

Comprising:

$2,006

Including a new registration as a result of an amalgamation.

Application - 1st instalment $505 Non refundable
Assessment fee - 2nd instalment $1,501 The total fee may be paid in two instalments in the order listed, 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.) $1,004 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 (e.g. VCE, VCAL, IBD) $2,006 For 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) $499 Per course
Registration to provide an additional accredited senior secondary course (e.g. VCE, VCAL, IBD) $499 Per course
Registration to provide a course, for which the provider is registered, at an additional site $499​ Per site​
Site audit fee Up to $5,865 $176 per hour to a maximum of $5,865
Additional site audit fee for any additional site Up to $5,865 $176 per hour to a maximum of $5,865

 *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:

$6,299 Per 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 $1,261 Non refundable
Assessment fee - 2nd instalment $5,038  
For a qualification that was developed outside Victoria or Australia and requires interstate or overseas travel as part of the assessment Up to $11,729  
Registration to award, confer or issue an additional senior secondary qualification $2,006  
 

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 $147 Per course. May be reduced or waived.
Application for an amendment to an accredited senior secondary course $59 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.

By a registered school

Fee type Fee Additional information
Registration to provide courses to overseas students $1,004
Amendment to increase capacity and or to establish a new delivery site and or relocate a delivery site and or add to scope $1,004  
 

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 Fee Additional information
Initial investigation $475 Non refundable
Full investigation $1,918  
Annual approval fee $1,267  
Site audit fee Up to $5,865 $176 per hour up to a maximum of $5,865
Amendment to increase capacity and or to establish a new delivery site and or relocate a delivery site and or add to scope $1,437  

  

Overseas secondary student exchange organisations

Registration

Fee type Fee Additional information
Initial application $493 Non refundable
Assessment fee $1,971  
Half term review fee $1,971  

 

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

Fee type Fee Additional information
No. of students  
(a) 1- 15 $253  
(b) 16 - 50 $493  
(c) 51+ $986  
 

Registered training organisations (RTOs)

Registration or re-registration

Fee type Fee Additional information
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

Fee type Fee Additional information
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: Application fee to add a course or a qualification or a unit of competency to scope

Fee type Fee Additional information
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 $78 Including the issue or re-issue of a certificate confirming completion of an apprenticeship and an extract from the apprenticeship register.

 

VRQA fee refund policy