Legal framework

We regulate to a number of standards, codes and guidelines. We have also entered into a number of memoranda of understanding with other agencies.

Statement of expectations

The Victorian Government's expectations of us as a regulator are outlined in statements from our Ministers.

The current Statement of Expectations (SOE) sets expectations in the areas of:

  • home schooling
  • schools
  • apprenticeships and traineeships.
Statement of Expectations, November 2022
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  • Education and Training Reform Act 2006 - establishes the VRQA and outlines our responsibilities under Chapter 4 and Part 5.5.
  • Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017 - outlines our responsibilities.
  • Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 - we are an approving authority for certain types of providers intending to deliver courses to overseas students in Victoria.
  • Child Wellbeing And Safety Act 2005 - Outlines our role as the relevant authority to assess our regulated entities' compliance against the child safe standards.