On 13 August 2019, VRQA Director Lynn Glover signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Labour Hire Licensing Authority (LHA) to help protect vulnerable apprentices and trainees from exploitation.
The VRQA registers and regulates apprenticeships and traineeships, while the LHA is responsible for the business licensing system that regulates the provision of labour hire services.
The MOU sets out the commitment of both parties and formalises their information sharing arrangements and procedures. It will help to:
- assist the LHA to improve the transparency and integrity of the labour hire industry
- help the VRQA to fulfil its responsibilities regulating the compliance of employers and their apprentices and/or trainees with training contract obligations, as well as their obligations under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006.
To read the full MOU, see: