The VRQA charges fees for:

  • registration of providers of education and training and student exchange
  • accreditation of vocational education and training (VET) courses
  • issue of apprenticeship certificates.

We revise fees each year to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index, as specified in Ministerial Order 615.

In August 2014, a Ministerial Order held VET fees for VRQA-registered RTOs at 2014 levels. This fee freeze has been extended to cover 2016 onwards.

Fees and charges as at 1 January 2024

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You can pay VRQA fees by Mastercard or Visa. Your VRQA-issued invoice will have a 16-digit reference number located in the payment options section of the invoice.  

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VRQA Fees Refund Policy

  1. The VRQA is guided in its decision making by the principle that regulatory processes are transparent and are procedurally fair.
  2. Fees are established in accordance with Government requirements and reviewed annually.
  3. The VRQA provides assistance to applicants in the form of information in writing and at information sessions prior to the lodgement of applications.
  4. All fees are paid in advance.
  5. Refunds must be applied for in writing, with the exception of the principal purpose requirement assessment fee. Any unexpended portion of the principal purpose requirement assessment fee may be refunded.
  6. All requests will be responded to within 30 days.
  7. The VRQA allows discretion for exceptional circumstances beyond the control of the applicant.
  8. The final decision regarding refunds will be made by the VRQA Director.

VET Registration 

All fees are paid in advance, comprising:

  • application fee – this fee is non refundable
  • registration fees

The assessment involves two phases. Phase 1 assesses the applicant’s compliance with the principal purpose requirement of providing education and training, and its financial viability.

Phase 2 involves an audit against the RTO standards.

If an application is withdrawn prior to completion of Phase 1, or if the application fails to meet the requirements of the Phase 1 financial viability assessment, any unexpended registration fees may be refunded.