Guide and standards for schools
All schools must comply with the minimum standards and other requirements specified in the
Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (the Act) and the
Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017.
The Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017 have commenced, replacing the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2007.
Changes to the Guidelines to the Minimum Standards fact sheet (docx - 1.55mb) outlines the subsequent changes made to the
Guidelines to the Minimum Standards and Other Requirements for Registration of Schools Including Those Offering Senior Secondary Courses, and how they affect schools.
Registered schools and other child-related organisations have an important responsibility for keeping children safe. As from 1 August 2016, schools must have developed policies, procedures, measures and practices in accordance with Ministerial Order No. 870 for managing the risk of child abuse.
Schools must meet requirements for managing anaphylaxis as a condition of registration.
All schools must meet the requirements of the
Guidelines for Registered Schools on Bushfire Preparedness.
It is a condition of registration that a school must notify the VRQA within 30 days of any change to the name or contact details of the proprietor, principal, president or chair of the school’s governing body, the address of the school or any existing campus, or its religious or other affiliation.
VRQA Guideline on the Provision of VCAL Courses to Overseas Students applies to all providers registered to deliver VCAL to overseas students in Victoria.
All schools that have full fee paying students on subclass 571 student visas must follow homestay guidelines.
This page explains the review process for independent schools and actions that the VRQA may take in the case of non-compliance.
The VRQA provider risk framework outlines important risks considered by the VRQA when registering and monitoring education and training providers.
Standards for non-school senior secondary providers
This page provides information about the minimum standards to provide a senior secondary qualification or course in a non-school setting. All providers applying to offer a senior secondary qualification or course must meet the minimum standards for registration to provide an accredited senior secondary course (Schedule 7
Education and Training Reform Regulations 2007).
Standards for the registration of awarding bodies and for senior secondary accreditation
This page provides information on the standards for the registration of awarding bodies and for senior secondary accreditation.