Additional approvals

Before applying to register with the VRQA, you must check if you need approval from other agencies to add particular qualifications and units of competency to your scope of registration.

WorkSafe licence

If you intend to deliver construction induction or any high risk work units that lead to a WorkSafe licence, you must have written approval from WorkSafe.

Email your request to licensing@worksafe.vic.gov.au.

Or send it to:

The Manager
Construction and High Risk Work Licensing Team
WorkSafe Licensing Branch
GPO Box 4293
Melbourne Vic 3001

You will need include your:

  • organisation's legal name and trading name
  • ABN and/or ACN (where applicable)
  • training organization ID (TOID)
  • physical address (and postal address if different)
  • location(s) where the course will be delivered
  • contact details (name, position, phone, fax and email).

WorkSafe will contact you to arrange a suitable time to conduct a review. The review is to check that all necessary procedures, equipment, facilities and personnel are available to deliver the units.

WorkSafe will advise in writing of the review outcome.. You must attach this letter to your VRQA application.

 For more information, see: 

VicRoads accreditation

If you intend to deliver high risk units that lead to VicRoads accreditation, you must have written approval from VicRoads and attach it to your VRQA application.

To contact VicRoads, see:

Agricultural chemical user permits

If you intend to deliver high risk units that lead to agricultural chemical user permits, you must have a permit from the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources and attach it to your VRQA application.

To apply for the permit online, see:

Licensing for electricity generation, electricity transmission, electrotechnology and gas supply 

If you intend to deliver high risk units that lead to licensing for electricity generation, electricity transmission, electrotechnology, and gas supply, you must have a licence from Energy Safe Victoria and attach it to your VRQA application.

For more information, see:

Security courses

If you intend to offer a security course, you may need approval from Victoria Police.

You are not required to submit additional information with your application however; a technical expert from Victoria Police may participate as part of a new registration or extension to scope site audit.

Nursing courses

If you intend to offer nursing courses, you may need to have conditional accreditation from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and attach it to your VRQA application.

To contact the council, see:

Courses in translating and interpreting

If you intend to offer courses in translating and interpreting, you may need approval from National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (NAATI) and attach it to your VRQA application.

To contact the authority, see:


For more details on how to apply for registration, see: