Fees and charges

​​Summary of VRQA fees and charges as at 1 January 2019

School registration

Fee typeFeeAdditional information

Registration of a school

$2197

Including a new registration as a result of an amalgamation
Comprising:
Applicationfirst instalment
Assessment feesecond instalment

 $552
$1645

Non refundable
The total fee of $2197 may be paid in two instalments in the order of lodgement of application $552 and then assessment fee $1645, provided the second instalment is paid within 30 days of the first instalment
Amendment of registration (other than for matters covered in senior secondary registration sections below)$1100Non refundable
To relocate/add a campus or add year levels
 

Senior secondary course registration (for course* providers)

Fee type Fee Additional information
Registration to deliver an accredited senior secondary course (for example VCE, VCAL, IBD)$2197For a course that would enable a student to be awarded a qualification(s)
Registration to provide a single accredited senior secondary course (for example VCE, VCAL, IBD)$546Per course
Registration to provide an additional accredited senior secondary course (for example VCE, VCAL, IBD)$546Per course
Registration to provide a course, for which the provider is registered, at an additional site$546Per site​
Site audit feeUp to $6423$193 per hour to a maximum of $6423
Additional site audit fee for any additional siteUp to $6423$193 per hour to a maximum of $6423

 *Course = VCE, VCAL, English study

Senior secondary qualification registration (for awarding bodies)

Fee type Fee Additional information

Registration to award, confer or issue a senior secondary qualification 

 

$6898Per qualification
May be waived or reduced
The total fee may be paid in 2 instalments in the order listed below, provided the second instalment is paid within 30 days of the first instalment
Comprising:
Applicationfirst instalment
Assessment feesecond instalment

$1381
$5517

Non refundable
Plus, for a qualification that was developed outside Victoria or Australia and requires interstate or overseas travel as part of the assessmentUp to $12 845 
Registration to award, confer or issue an additional senior secondary qualification$2197 
 

Accreditation of a senior secondary qualification (for awarding bodies)

Fee type Fee Additional information
Application for accreditation of a senior secondary course* or renewal of accreditation of such a course or part of such a course$161Per course
May be reduced or waived
Application for an amendment to an accredited senior secondary course$65Per course

 *Course = study

 

Approval to provide courses to overseas students

- by a registered school, a registered senior secondary qualifications provider or another organisation. VRQA retains jurisdiction as the designated authority under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for approval to provide non-Australian Qualifications Framework award courses to overseas students. Fees are in addition to fees associated with applications for delivery to domestic students.

 

By a registered school

Fee type Fee
Registration to provide courses to overseas students$1100
Amendment to increase capacity and or to establish a new delivery site and or relocate a delivery site and or add to scope$1100 
 

By a senior secondary provider which is not a registered school or by an education provider that is not a registered school or a senior secondary provider

Fee type FeeAdditional information
Initial investigation$521Non refundable
Full investigation$2100 
Annual approval fee$1388 
Site audit feeUp to $6423$193 per hour up to a maximum of $6423
Amendment to increase capacity and or to establish a new delivery site and or relocate a delivery site and or add to scope$1574 

 

Overseas secondary student exchange organisations

Registration

Fee type FeeAdditional information
Initial application$540Non refundable
Assessment fee$2158 
Half term review fee$2158 
 

Annual fee for Acceptance Advice of Secondary Exchange Student (AASES), monitoring and reporting

Fee type Fee
Number of students 
(a) 1 - 15$277 
(b) 16 - 50$540 
(c) 51+$1079 
 

Registered training organisations

Registration or re-registration

 

Fee typeFeeAdditional information
Application lodgement fee$912Non refundable
Assessment fee$7121For up to 10 qualifications and up to 20 units of competency/modules and up to 2 delivery sites
For each additional qualification$106Capped at $10 000
For each additional unit of competency$43Capped at $4000
For each additional delivery site$423Capped at $4000
Assessment of ‘principal purpose'$5280May be reduced or waived
Site audit feeUp to $5280 $159 per hour to a maximum of $5280
 

Annual registration fee

Fee typeFeeAdditional information
Schools and Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board registered providers$1105For each year or part of each year
For up to 10 qualifications and any number of units of competency/module
All other providers$2209For each year or part of each year
For up to 10 qualifications and any number of units of competency/module
Annual instalment for each additional qualification$53Capped at $15 000
 

Amendment of registration: Application fee to add a course or a qualification or a unit of competency to scope

Fee typeFeeAdditional information
1 to 4 qualifications$421Per qualification
5 qualifications$1690 
6 qualifications$1901 
7 qualifications$2112 
8 qualifications$2324 
9 qualifications$2535 
Plus for each additional qualification more than 9$106 
Plus for each additional unit of competency$80 
Training package transition to equivalent qualification(s) or accredited course transition$0
 

Course accreditation

Fee typeFeeAdditional information
Application for accreditation or renewal of accreditation of a course or part of a course excluding a higher education course$3761May be reduced or waived
Application for an amendment to an accredited course$1037 Per course
 

Apprenticeships

Fee typeFeeAdditional information
Application fee for the issue of a certificate or duplicate certificate$85Including the issue or re-issue of a certificate confirming completion of an apprenticeship and an extract from the apprenticeship register