VET workforce capability
Recruitment and retention of qualified trainers and assessors continues to be a problem for the sector. Enduring VET workforce shortages serve to compound most other risks.
ASQA has a continued focus on trainer and assessor capability. We understand the wide-spread trainer and assessor shortages and the need for providers to focus on strategies to ensure that they are equipped to meet the conditions of their registration. ASQA is expecting providers to be planning and implementing workforce practices and strategies to ensure training and assessment standards can be met within the scope of a provider’s registration.
Scan key points
- VET workforce shortages impact the quality of training and assessment and providers’ ability to meet compliance obligations.
- This workforce shortage has reduced the quality of education delivered, the availability of student learning support, and led to an increase in student-teacher ratios.