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The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA), a statutory authority, is responsible for:

  • the regulation of apprenticeships and traineeships
  • the registration of RTOs in senior secondary education in Victoria

This includes non-school senior secondary education providers, such as Federation University Australia, which is registered to deliver Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

The requirements for registration as a senior secondary education provider are based on the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 and on the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2007, Schedule 7.

Under the Act, the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) are the only senior secondary qualifications accredited for delivery in Victorian non-school settings.

All senior secondary education providers must comply with each of the Minimum Standards as provided in the Regulations, Schedule 7.