Contacts for Applying

This page provides information about who to contact if you want to become an education provider in Victoria.

The VRQA is responsible for the registration of all Victorian schools listed on the State Register.

Independent schools

The VRQA manages the registration of all Victorian independent schools including the Seventh-day Adventist schools. 

Applicants are encouraged to contact the VRQA at to discuss their submission prior to lodging an application for registration. 

For more information, see: Schools registration process.

Non-school senior secondary providers

The VRQA manages the registration of providers wishing to deliver the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and/or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) in a non-school setting.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the VRQA at to discuss their submission prior to lodging an application for registration.

For more information, see: Senior secondary education: Non-school settings.

Government schools

The Regional Services Group of the Department of Education and Training (DET) manages the registration and quality assurance of government schools.

Government schools seeking approval to offer a course of study to overseas students should contact the International Education Division at DET. For more information, see: Victorian Government Schools International Student Program.  

Catholic schools 

The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria manages all applications for new and amended registrations from Catholic schools.

Applicants should contact their local diocesan representative for information about submitting their application.

Catholic schools intending to apply for registration to offer courses to overseas students should apply directly to the VRQA. For more information see: Applying to provide courses to international students (CRICOS registration).

Local diocesan representative for Catholic schools :

Ms Anna Rados
Manager, Analysis, Policy and Research
Catholic Education Office Melbourne
PO Box 3
East Melbourne VIC 8002

Mr Bill Slatter
Education consultant, secondary
Catholic Education Office Ballarat
PO Box 576
Ballarat VIC 3353

Ms Marianne O'Rourke
Education consultant, primary
Catholic Education Office Sale
PO Box 322
Warragul VIC 3820

Mr Phil Bretherton
Assistant to the Director, Governance, Research and Communications
Catholic Education Office Sandhurst
PO Box 477
Bendigo VIC 3550