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
Pay fees online
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
- The VRQA is guided in its decision making by the principle that regulatory processes are transparent and are procedurally fair.
- Fees are established in accordance with Government requirements and reviewed annually.
- The VRQA provides assistance to applicants in the form of information in writing and at information sessions prior to the lodgement of applications.
- All fees are paid in advance.
- 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.
- All requests will be responded to within 30 days.
- The VRQA allows discretion for exceptional circumstances beyond the control of the applicant.
- The final decision regarding refunds will be made by the VRQA Director.
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If an application is withdrawn prior to completion of Phase 1, or if the application fails to meet the requirements of the Phase 1 financial viability assessment, any unexpended registration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.