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Victorian Registration & Qualifications Authority
Edition 52
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A message from the Director

As you will read in this edition, there is much work underway to assist education and training providers to understand and meet the child safe standards. The VRQA is working with schools towards compliance on 1 August 2016, and is conducting information sessions for schools throughout May and June.

The VRQA Child Safe Standards Self-Assessment Tool was recently distributed to registered non-school senior secondary providers (NSSSPs). I encourage all NSSSPs to participate in the self-assessment tool before it closes on 18 May 2016. Further details are outlined in this edition.

The VRQA this month launched a revamped child safe standards website. Make sure you are checking this site regularly as it is continuously being updated with resources and information to help education and training providers meet the child safe standards.

May I remind all VET providers to complete and submit their annual declaration of compliance and notify the VRQA of any third party arrangements you may have in place.

And finally, I am delighted to share with you an interview with the newly appointed VRQA Chair, Pam White PSM. Ms White joined the VRQA Board in March this year and gave an interview to our senior communications officer about joining the VRQA, working with stakeholders and the opportunities ahead for the VRQA.

Lynn Glover

VRQA Alerts and Events
Child safe standards information sessions
John Somerset financial information session for independent schools


Profile: VRQA Board Chair Ms Pam White PSM

Ms Pam White PSM joined the VRQA Board as Chair in March 2016.


VRQA Board chair profile
Child safe standards implementation: update

An overview of the child safe standards implementation, activities and available resources for education and training providers.


Child safe standards implementation
VRQA Board approves new guidelines for schools and non-school senior secondary education providers

The VRQA has updated the Guidelines to the minimum standards and other requirements for registration of schools including those offering senior secondary courses and the Guidelines for non-school senior secondary education providers: minimum standards for registration to provide an accredited senior secondary course.


Child safe standards implementation
VET: Transition period extended for training packages endorsed September 2015 – March 2016

The transition period for training packages endorsed from September 2015 to the end of March 2016, has been extended from 12 to 18 months.


VET: Transition period extended for training packages
VET: TAE Training and Education Training Package approved

The Australian Industry and Skills Council (AISC) approved the revised TAE Training Package.


TAE Training and Education Training Package
VRQA Guidelines for VET Providers – Annual Declaration of Compliance and Third Party Agreements

A reminder that annual declarations of compliance and requirements relating to transparency and oversight of third parties are now due.


Annual Declaration of Compliance and Third Party Agreements
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