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Victorian Registration & Qualifications Authority
Edition 27
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A message from the Director

Welcome to the 27th edition of E-news. This edition provides you with information about a number of matters affecting registered training organisations (RTOs), including a review of standards by the National Skills Standards Council (NSSC) and new data reporting requirements.

In addition, there is information about recent changes to first aid units by the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council as part of the 1 July 2013 release of the new HLT Health Training Package and CHC Community Services Training Package.

Schools are reminded that any applications to amend registration must be submitted before close of business on Friday, 30 August 2013.

I would also like to alert you to the expiry of the current VRQA panel arrangements for VET quality audits on 31 December 2013. The VRQA has released a Request for Tender for provision of these services for the next three years. Details are on the Tenders VIC website. The tender closes on 12 September 2013.

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
bullet VRQA pre-registration information sessions
bullet Financial management guidance session

Review of standards for the regulation of VET

In March 2013, a Position Paper – Improving Vocational Education and Training – the case for a new system was released by the NSSC.


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New data reporting requirements for RTOs

On 26 July 2013, information was sent to all Principal Executive Officers of VRQA RTOs advising that from 1 January 2014 data must be collected and reported in accordance with the National VET Provider Collection Data Requirements Policy.


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Managing scope of registration

Condition 9 of the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) Standards requires an RTO to manage the transition from superseded training packages within 12 months of their publication on training.gov.au.


NSSC communique
New first aid units

Eight new first aid units of competency were released on 1 July 2013 as part of the new HLT Health Training Package and CHC Community Services Training Package.


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Arrangements for the introduction of a unique student identifier

A unique student identifier (USI) initiative has been developed by the Australian and state and territory governments in consultation with stakeholders.


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Apprenticeships and traineeships update

Chris Ingham, Executive Manager Apprenticeships and Traineeships, was a guest speaker at the Group Training Association (Victoria) field officer conference held in Melbourne on Thursday 1 August.


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