Our history

​2018 

January 
New home schooling regulations commence under the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017.

2017 

July
We celebrate 10 years as Victoria's education and training regulator.

June
The Education and Training Reform Regulations are remade.

2016 

August
We roll out Ministerial Order 870 — Child Safe Standards — managing the risk of child abuse in schools to Victoria's 2242 schools. 

2015 

August
The Minister for Education and the Minister for Training and Skills provide us with an updated statement of expectations.

2014 

The Minister for Education and the Minister for Higher Education and Skills provide a statement of Expectations for the VRQA.

2012 ­

October
The Education Legislation Amendment (VET Sector, Universities and Other Matters) Act 2012 transfers the regulation of apprenticeships and traineeships in Victoria from the Victorian Skills Commission to the VRQA.

January
The national Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency  assumes responsibility for the registration of higher education institutions and the accreditation of courses, having been established under the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011.​​

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The Minister for Education and the Minister for Higher Education and Skills endorse the VRQA's Future Direction Statement, which outlines our approach to regulation.

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The Victorian Government agrees to issue Statements of Expectations to Victorian regulators, in response to the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission's 2011 inquiry into Victoria's regulatory framework.

2011

July
The regulation of 570 VET providers transfers, including TAFE institutions to the Australian Government after the passing of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011.

April
Our role is expanded under the Education and Training Reform Amendment (Skills) Act 2010, which strengthens VET regulation, TAFE governance and consumer protection for students.​

2007

July 
The VRQA commences operations, with new responsibilities such as registering children for home schooling, registering government schools, applying minimum standards and monitoring compliance, providing public information on education providers, and registering a new category of senior secondary courses.

​​​2006

The Victorian Parliament passes the Education and Training Reform Act 2006, which establishes the VRQA. The new authority is responsible for a number of existing regulatory functions related to the education and training sectors.