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Victorian Registration & Qualifications Authority
Edition 2 – March 2010
VRQA director
A message from the Director

Welcome to our first E-news for 2010. The changes which are taking place in education and training are significant and I encourage you to read this E-news and to note any actions that may be required by you.

In particular, I draw your attention to the new Guidelines for VET Providers and the changes in the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) essential standards.

In line with our commitment to streamline processes where possible, the VRQA will be running a pilot next month for an online registration and course accreditation process – VRQA online.

Providers of overseas education and training should note that applications for CRICOS re-registration for 2010 will close on   16 April 2010.

My best wishes for the year ahead.

Lynn Glover

VRQA Alerts & Events
Schools – Bushfire Preparedness Guidelines

As a result of proposals in the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission Interim Report the VRQA has developed the Notice and Bushfire Preparedness Guidelines for Schools.

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Schools bushfire guidelines
VET Matters

New Guidelines for VET Providers
The new VRQA Guidelines for VET Providers took effect on 1 January this year for new RTO registrations. These have been welcomed by both students and industry. Existing RTOs have a six month period of transition and are required to meet the Guidelines by 1 July 2010.

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AQTF 2010 - Changes to AQTF Standards
On 3 December 2009 the National Quality Council (NQC) endorsed key changes to the AQTF Essential Standards for Registration and agreed to review the guidelines that support the Standards.

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National VET matters
The Qualifications Navigator

The VRQA is designing a web application to help learners make sense of their options in vocational education and training. The Qualifications Navigator will allow learners to create a profile of their education and training completed so far and plan a pathway from where they are now to where they want to be.

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Qualifications navigator
VRQA Online

Soon VET providers will be able to apply online for registration and the accreditation of courses. The new online system is designed to replace the paper forms now being used.

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VRQA online
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