Education and Training Reform Act 2006
The passed the Legislative Council of the Victorian Parliament on Thursday 4 May, 2006 and received Royal Assent through the Governor in Council on Tuesday 16 May, 2006 after a 2-year process of development and consultation.
The act came into effect when it was proclaimed on Sunday 1st July 2007 by the Governor in Council.
It updates and replaces 12 separate education Acts.
Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017
- government school education (including admission, attendance and age requirements)
- government school councils (including meetings, membership and accounting requirements)
- parents’ clubs and fundraising for government schools
- registration of schools (including minimum standards and application requirements)
- home schooling (including registration, learning areas, learning plan requirements, reviews and cancellation requirements)
- registration of education and training organisations (including minimum standards for senior secondary courses and criteria for registration)
- consumer protection in the vocational education and training sector
- the role of VRQA in investigating complaints
- transport and travelling allowances.
The 2017 regulations replace the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2007.
Order in Council
The Order in Council is made when the exercises their power to act with the advice of the Victorian Executive Council to implement an aspect of the Act. This Executive Council normally consists of 4 Victorian Ministers (minimum two) who meet with the Governor and represent the Government.
For example, the Governor in Council Orders made for Skills Victoria include:
- creating a TAFE institute
- establishing a Board to oversee and govern a TAFE institute
- setting the rate of payment for students employed under a practical placement agreement.
Key 2009 Orders in Council
Ministers and key staff
Legislation administered by the Minister for Education and the Minister for Training and Skills
Reviewed 19 December 2022