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Victorian Registration & Qualifications Authority
Edition 3 – April 2010
VRQA director
A message from the Director

Welcome to our April edition of E-news. As you know we are endeavouring to keep you informed of the major changes and activities taking place in the education and training sector through a range of initiatives, including this electronic newsletter.

In this edition, I draw your attention to the important changes to the ESOS Act which came into effect on 3 March. Please note that one of the changes requires all current CRICOS providers to re-register by December 31 this year.

Our progress on our web-based initiatives should be looked at also. We went live with the Qualifications Navigator last month and we are continuing testing. We are also developing training materials for careers teachers in schools. When this phase is completed, we will begin a promotional campaign targeting young people and adults thinking about their careers.

 Another item is the financial health assessments of providers we are currently conducting. You can read about our work on this project, the CRICOS re-registration process and the Qualifications Navigator in this edition.

As we are strongly focussed on our communication with all our stakeholders, I would welcome any feedback from you on this edition or the items it has covered.

Lynn Glover

The Qualifications Navigator

The VRQA has released a new feature on its website designed to help learners consider and make sense of their options in vocational education and training. Learners can now go to our website and log in to create a profile of their education and training so far. Learners can then plan a pathway from where they are now to where they want to be.

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CRICOS re-registration process 2010

The Commonwealth Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Re-registration of Providers and Other Measures) Act 2010 now requires that all providers on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) must be re-registered by 31 December 2010, if they wish to remain on CRICOS beyond that date.

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Financial health assessments of providers

We have now completed our assessments of the largest providers and have commenced assessment of another 120 providers.

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