VET sector overview

A skilled workforce is vital for Australia's future. Through the work of Skills Service Organisations in developing training packages, industry defines the skills required by the labour market.

ASQA seeks to ensure that registered training organisations (RTOs) are providing vocational education and training (VET) students with the required skills and competencies for employment.

VET providers can include:

  • technical and further education (TAFE) institutes
  • adult and community education providers
  • agricultural colleges
  • private providers
  • community organisations
  • industry skill centres
  • commercial and enterprise training providers.

Some universities and schools also provide VET.

VET is provided through a network of eight state and territory governments and the Australian Government, along with industry, public and private training providers. These organisations work together to provide nationally consistent training across Australia.

This short video explains ASQA’s role and the roles of other key organisations involved in overseeing the VET sector.

Quality in the VET system – a shared responsibility (PDF)

This PDF summarises the VET regulatory architecture and describes the roles of the key organisations that share responsibility for quality in the VET sector.

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