Our history


The Minister for Education and the Minister for Training and Skills provide us with new Statement of Expectations.


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


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

The Education and Training Reform Regulations are remade.


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


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


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

2012 ­

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.

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.​​


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.


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.



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.

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.​


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.


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.