Free VET Resources

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Australia's Vocational Education & Training Database
This is the database on Vocational Education and Training in Australia. (TGA) is the official National Register of information on Training Packages, Qualifications, Courses, Units of Competency and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and has been developed for experienced training sector users.

Australian Apprenticeships
Resource for employers, apprentices, school students, job seekers, and career advisers.

Australian Consumer Law
The ACL is a cooperative reform of the Australian Government and the States and Territories, through the Ministerial Council on Consumer Affairs (MCCA). This website contains information about the ACL and its enforcement, and consumer policy in Australia.

Australian Council for Educational Research
ACER is committed to creating and distributing research-based knowledge, products and services to improve learning across the lifespan in both formal and informal settings.

Australian Council for Private Education and Training
ACPET is the national industry association for independent providers of post-compulsory education and training, for Australian and international students, including: Higher Education, Vocational Education and Training, English Language Courses, Senior Secondary Studies, Foundation Studies.

Australian Federal Police
The AFP provides a range of investigation and operational support, security risk management, security vetting and information services to assist public, including police checks.

Australian Government Skills Connect
Australian Government Skills Connect is designed to provide businesses large and small with access to Australian Government assistance, resources and funding for workforce development.

Australian Government The Treasury
The Treasury provides advice on Australia's competition and consumer policy framework - including the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and the Australian Consumer Law - and promoting competitive, efficient, well informed and safe markets that enhance the welfare of Australians.

Australian Legal Information Institute
The Australasian Legal Information Institute provides free internet access to Australasian legal materials. AustLII's broad public policy agenda is to improve access to justice through better access to information. To that end, they have become one of the largest sources of legal materials on the net, with over four million searchable documents.

Australian Qualifications Framework
The AQF is a unified system of national qualifications in schools, vocational education and training (TAFEs and private providers) and the higher education sector (mainly universities).

Australian Skills Quality Authority
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is the national regulator for Australia's vocational education and training sector. ASQA regulates courses and training providers to ensure nationally approved quality standards are met. ASQA's vision is that students, employers and governments have full confidence in the quality of vocational education and training outcomes delivered by Australian registered training organisations.

Australian Skills Quality Authority Frequently Asked Questions
This page is updated regularly to answer questions from registered training organisations and other ASQA stakeholders.

Australian Skills Quality Authority Media and Publications
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Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency
The independent Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency is an expansion of the role and functions of Skills Australia. Through its high level expertise, industry and union leadership and collaboration, it is recognised as an authority on workforce development policy and advice and directs skills funding to industry needs.

The Australian Government's principle business resource
Offers you simple and convenient access to all the government information, transactions and services you need. It's a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and running your business.

Council of Australian Governments
COAG is supported by inter-jurisdictional, ministerial-level Councils that facilitate consultation and cooperation between the Commonwealth and the States and Territories in specific policy areas. COAG Councils pursue and monitor priority issues of national significance and take joint action to resolve issues that arise between governments. Councils also develop policy reforms for consideration by COAG, and oversee the implementation of policy reforms agreed by COAG.

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
The lead government agency providing national leadership in education and workplace training, transition to work and conditions and values in the workplace. DEEWR work in collaboration with the states and territories and have offices and agencies throughout Australia and overseas allowing an active, national and client-focused approach.

National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment
The National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) provides policy advice and a secretariat structure to facilitate and support the key advisory councils of the Council of Australian Government's (COAG) Standing Council responsible for tertiary education, skills and employment.

National Centre for Vocational Education Research
The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is a not-for-profit company owned by state, territory and federal ministers responsible for training. It is a professional and independent body responsible for collecting, managing, analysing, evaluating and communicating research and statistics about vocational education and training (VET) nationally. NCVER's vision is to contribute to improvement in Australia's education and training system by ensuring that policy and practice are based on sound evidence. Its mission is to be Australia's leading provider of high-quality, independent information on vocational education and training to governments, the education sector, industry, and the community.

NVEAC National VET Equity Advisory Council
The National VET Equity Advisory Council (NVEAC) was established to provide independent advice to the Ministerial Council for Tertiary Education and Employment (MCTEE now SCOTESE - Standing Council on Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment), on how disadvantaged learners can achieve better outcomes from VET.

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
Resources to help businesses and NGO's understand their privacy responsibilities.

SCOTESE Standing Council on Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment
The purpose of SCOTESE is to ensure that Australia's current and future workforce needs are met through increased participation, educational attainment, skills development and skills use to achieve greater productivity.

Skills @ Work
A quality source of information on training packages and the vocational education and training system. Subscribe via to receive quality information on training packages and the vocational education and training system.

Training Accreditation Council

The Training Accreditation Council (The Council) is established under theVocational Education and Training Act 1996 and is an independent Statuatory Body that provides for the quality assurance and recognition processes for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and Accreditation of courses in Western Australia. The Council is Western Australia's State Registering/Course Accrediting Body and is responsible for quality assurance and recognition of vocational education and training services in Western Australia.

Vocational, Education and Training Industry Group
VETIG is a community of experienced, professional practitioners committed to developing exceptionally high performance training and assessment practices for Vocational Education and Training professionals.

VELG Training
VELG was formed to provide professional development and consulting services to VET staff in registered training organisations. VELG conducts professional development on numerous VET topics and ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Framework) compliance issues in all Australian states and territories. VELG also provides a personal consulting service to all VET organisations and staff.

TBS Consulting

VET Sector consultantcy service specialising in RTO initial registration, audit support and assessment design