​​​​​​Role and scop​e

​​​​The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) is Victoria's education and training regulator.

We are an independent statutory authority that works to assure the quality of education and training in Victoria. We apply standards to education and training providers and accredit courses and qualifications.  We register apprentices and trainees, approve their employers and assure all parties meet their contractual obligations.

What we d​o

We register education and training providers in:

  • vocational education and training (VET) (that operate in Victoria only or Victoria and Western Australia only)
  • school education
  • senior secondary education — both school and non-school
  • overseas secondary student exchange programs.

We register children for home schooling in Victoria.

We accredit courses and register qualifications.

We investigate complaints against the providers registered by us.

We regulate apprenticeships and traineeships in Victoria.

What we don't do

We don't register teachers or regulate their profession. The Victorian Institute of Teaching does.

We don't manage school curriculum, assessment or reporting for Victorian students. The Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority does. ​

​We don't register or regulate VET providers that operate interstate or that enrol international students. The Australian Skills Quality Authority does.

We don't regulate employment conditions, wages, benefits, allowances or subsidies. The Fair Work Ombudsman does.

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How we can help

We can help Victorians make informed choices about education and training. Search our State Register for registered education and training providers, qualifications and courses.

We can investigate complaints against VRQA-registered providers, and about ourselves. We regularly publish information sheets about education and training provision in Victoria.

For more information, see: