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Amending a School Registration

This page contains information about amending registration details for a school registered with the VRQA.

For organisations or individuals considering applying for the registration of a new school, see: Schools registration process.

For schools seeking approval to amend their registration to offer education courses to overseas students see: Applying to provide courses to overseas students (CRICOS registration).

Government, Catholic and Seventh-day Adventist schools should contact their relevant office for registration amendment queries. For more information see: Contacts for school registration.

For changes to religious and other affiliation see: Changing a school’s particulars.

Application form

Independent schools applying to amend an existing registration to provide school education in Victoria must complete an Application to amend a school registration – independent schools (docx - 297.97kb) form.

This application form should be read in conjunction with the Application to amend a school registration – Information sheet (docx - 257.05kb) which contains instructions for lodging your application.

The application form contains links to the following documents which you can also download directly from this page:

Application fee

There is a non-refundable fee to lodge an application to amend registration. The VRQA will acknowledge your application with an invoice for the application fee sent via email. The application fee is payable online by credit card (Mastercard or Visa), BPAY or Postbillpay. Online payments can be made on the fee payment page.

For more information see: Fees.

Pre-amendment information briefing sessions

Before the closing dates for registration, the VRQA holds briefing sessions for organisations or individuals who are considering amending an existing registration.

For information about the briefing sessions, please email us at vrqa.schools@edumail.vic.gov.au.

Application closing date

Closing date for applications is 23 June 2017.

Outcome of applications

The VRQA may not grant registration unless it is satisfied that an applicant complies with the prescribed minimum standards and other requirements.

Applicants will receive formal advice regarding the decision on the application for registration. If registration is granted, a certificate of registration will be issued and the update recorded on the State Register.

Appeals

A person whose interests are affected by a VRQA decision to not grant registration can apply to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) to review the decision. The application to VCAT must be made within 28 days after the later of:

  • the day on which the decision was made, or
  • if a person requests a statement of reasons for the decision, the day on which the statement was provided, or the person was informed that a statement of reasons would not be given.

Review

The VRQA reviews and evaluates the compliance of registered schools with the minimum standards and other requirements. It does so no more than five years after the school's initial registration or previous review.

For more information see: Schools review.

Further Information

The VRQA provides information for schools intending to apply for an amendment to the school's registration. Please email us at vrqa.schools@edumail.vic.gov.au.