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Victorian Registration & Qualifications Authority
Edition 26
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A message from the Director

Welcome to the 26th edition of E-news. This edition provides you with information about vacancies on the VRQA Board and the process for submitting an expression of interest. The closing date for applications is Friday 14 June 2013.

I also draw your attention to the new process for registered training organisations (RTOs) to extend a scope of registration which was implemented on 2 May 2013. An application now includes the submission of Form B plus evidence of readiness to provide training.

In addition, there is a reminder for RTOs about the National Skills Standards Council (NSSC) determination for trainer and assessor requirements that comes into effect on 1 July 2013.

Chris Ingham, VRQA Executive Manager, will also be giving a presentation on the regulation of the apprenticeship and traineeship system at the Apprenticeship/Traineeship TAFE Network conference.

The VRQA and the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research, and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE) jointly hosted a session on changes to the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000.

Robyn Timmins, VRQA Deputy Director, presented at the Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) annual new principals program.

Please note that we have created a new section on the VRQA website to easily find our publications.

I welcome any feedback on this edition and encourage you to email your suggestions for future article topics to: vrqa@edumail.vic.gov.au


Lynn Glover

VRQA Alerts and Events
August 2013
bullet VRQA pre-registration information sessions
bullet Financial management guidance session

Vacancies on the VRQA Board

The VRQA is seeking expressions of interest for five members of the Board to commence terms of appointment later in 2013.


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New process to extend scope of registration

RTOs were notified by email on 2 May 2013 about the new process for extending a scope of registration. An application now includes the submission of Form B plus evidence of readiness to provide training.


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NSSC determination for trainer and assessor requirements

In December 2011, the NSSC endorsed the new Determination for Training and Assessment Competencies to be held by Trainers and Assessors which outlines the minimum qualifications or competencies that must be held by VET trainers and assessors.


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Upcoming apprenticeship and traineeship conference

The regulation of the apprenticeship and traineeship system will be the topic of a presentation at an upcoming conference.


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Joint VRQA/DIICCSRTE – ESOS Act information session

All Independent and Catholic schools registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) were invited to attend an information session on 24 April 2013.


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Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) new principals program

The VRQA presented a session on 27 May 2013 at the ISV’s annual new principals program as part of a larger induction program for incoming principals.


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