Registered training organisations

Regulatory information to help you comply with the new Child Safe Standards.

Minimum standards

Registered training organisations (RTOs) that deliver training to anyone under 18 years of age must comply with the new Child Safe Standards from 1 July 2022.  For RTOs registered with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) this is detailed in the VRQA guidelines.

VRQA regulates compliance through compliance audits and complaints investigations.

What do RTOs have to do?

RTOs registered with VRQA must confirm in writing if they deliver, or intend to deliver, services to anyone under 18 years of age.

If they do, they must update their child safe strategies, policies, and practices.

They must create and maintain a child safe culture, and:

  • follow the VRQA guidelines
  • have clear policies and procedures, supported by governance and operational arrangements, that address each Standard
  • ensure agreements with third-party service providers require them to comply with the Standards.

Ready to get started?

This checklist helps RTOs comply:

RTO Child Safe Standards compliance readiness tool
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    Guidance and evidence requirements for each Standard is also available.