Skills information for training providers helps to ensure Vocational Education and Training (VET) is meeting the expected standards. This supports students to gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the workplace.
Information for providers
This section describes the core skills needed to succeed in training and work. The quality and standards frameworks ensure providers develop courses that provide these skills.
- Australian Core Skills Framework describes the main skills and achievement levels needed in:
- Oral communication
- Core Skills for Work Developmental Framework describes the main non-technical skills needed, including:
- Problem solving
- Information technology
- LiteracyNet provides a range of professional development, resource and research sites for trainers and employers
- National Foundation Skills Strategy for Adults is a national plan to improve the foundation skills of working age Australians, including:
- Employability skills
Training packages are sets of competency standards and their related:
- Assessment requirements
- Credit arrangements
- Guidance information
The standards are defined by industry and make sure that VET training meets their needs and the needs of businesses and students.
- Australian Qualifications Framework brings together the quality assured qualifications from across the education and training sector into a single framework
- Australian Skills Quality Authority regulates registered training organisations and makes sure they comply with national VET standards
- Victoria and Western Australia regulate registered training organisations which deliver training to domestic students only in those states. The VET regulators in those states are:
- Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority
- Training and Accreditation Council Western Australia
The National Regulatory Framework makes sure all students enrolled in VET in receive training and assessment services that are:
- Nationally consistent
Registered training organisations must collect and and report on VET activity to the National VET Provider Collection.
Find out more about the National VET Data Policy
Information about providers
There are a number of directories to help people find information about VET courses and providers. Training providers must make sure their information is regularly updated and correct.
These directories hold information such as:
- Training packages
- Accredited courses
- Units of competency
- Skill sets
Course and provider directories
Providers and courses for international students
The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students lists all Australian providers that offer courses to people studying in Australia on student visas.
VETNet has resources relating to the national VET sector.
Unique Student Identifier
Students need to have a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) so a training organisation can:
- Issue a qualification or statement of attainment
- Link their USI to the National VET Data Collection, which ets students see:
- All of their training results from all providers
- All completed training units and qualifications