From June 2021 the VRQA will regulate school boarding premises. This follows expansion of our remit under The Education and Training Reform (Regulation of Student Accommodation) Act 2020.
Under these new regulations, school boarding premises will be required to register with us and meet minimum standards.
The Department of Education and Training has prepared a regulatory impact statement (RIS) that outlines the impact of the current proposed new regulations. Affected schools, sector advocates parents and students are encouraged to review the RIS and provide feedback.
For more information, and to review the RIS, see:
Feedback on proposed Regulations and the RIS is open until from 11 December 2020 until 5 February 2021.