VET QUALITY FRAMEWORK
As of 1 July 2011 the national regulator Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) came into effect. For more information on ASQA please visit: http://www.asqa.gov.au/
The VET Quality Framework (which contains the Standards for National VET Regulator (NVR) Registered Training Organisations that replaced the Australian Quality Training Framework as the standard for ASQA regulated RTOs), is a set of standards which assures a nationally consistent approach to the registration of training organisations seeking to deliver training, assess competency outcomes, and issue Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and/or Statements of Attainment. The VQF also ensures the recognition of training providers and the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statements of Attainment they issue, across Australia. For more information on the VQF please visit:
The Vocational Education and Training (VET) Quality Framework is aimed at achieving greater national consistency in the way providers are registered and monitored and in how standards in the vocational education and training (VET) sector are enforced.
THE VET QUALITY FRAMEWORK COMPRISES:
- The Standards for National VET Regulator (NVR) Registered Training Organisations
- The Data Provision Requirements, and
- The Fit and Proper Person Requirements
- The Financial Viability Risk Assessment Requirements
- The Australian Qualifications Framework.
WHAT IS AQF?
The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), introduced Australia-wide on 1 January 1995.
The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a national system endorsed by the Australian Government and therefore an AQF qualification is recognised all around Australia.
The Framework links together qualification from High-School through to University studies.
AQF is a quality assured national system of educational recognition promoting lifelong learning and a seamless transition between elements for Australia’s diverse education and training system.
The AQF helps all learners, employers and education and training providers to participate and navigate the qualifications system. Under the AQF, you can start at the level that suits you and then build up as your needs and interests develop and change over time. The Framework assists learners to plan their career progression, at whatever stage they are within their lives and/or careers.
For more information on AQF please visit: http://www.aqf.edu.au/
Training packages are a set of nationally endorsed standards and qualifications for assessing and recognising individual’s skills within a specific industry, sector or enterprise. Industry Skills Councils (ISCs) develop the training packages for industry.
Australia’s national vocational education and training (VET) system uses training packages as the basis for most of the programs delivered in the VET system, including Australian Apprenticeships, occupational licensing and courses offered by Registered Training Organisations (such as KIT).
Aims of Training
The aims of training packages are:
- To aid the VET system achieve a consistent match between skills demand and supply.
- To encourage flexible and relevant development and learning within the workforce.
- To guide and support individuals in their choice of training and career.
Benefits of Training
The skills and qualifications within a training package are nationally recognised to help provide a consistent, national benchmark for training and skill throughout Australia.
- Training packages are designed to assess what someone can actually do.
- They are developed with industry for industry.
They are regularly updated regularly to remain current and effective.
- They are regularly updated to remain current and effective.
For more information on Training Package please visit: http://www.training.gov.au