Employers also need to feel confident that when they hire someone with a qualification, that person has the minimum set of skills to do the job. As one of the aims of the National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform, the Australian Government is ensuring better value for money for your training through the following reforms:
These reforms will also support the work of the national VET regulator, the Australian Skills Quality Authority . The authority ensures that all VET providers follow a national set of standards for delivering training, guaranteeing that a high level of quality training can be accessed no matter where in Australia.
Quality checks for training providers
States and territories will be applying rigorous quality checks to ensure only high quality training providers are able to access government training subsidies. This will support the introduction of the National Training Entitlement and the expansion of income contingent loans under VET-FEE HELP.
The criteria for accessing public subsidy funding will differ in each state to suit local needs and circumstances. For further information on the quality checks that will be undertaken in each state, go to your state or territory training department
Validation of training provider assessments
Pilot projects will be conducted by states and territories to independently validate the qualification assessments undertaken by training providers. This will ensure high quality training is delivered to students.