Training Framework – for Employers
What is VET?
Put simply, vocational education and training (VET) is education and training for work through a national training system.
VET provides people with the skills and knowledge they require to:
- enter the workforce for the first time;
- train or re-train for a new job;
- upgrade their skills ; or
- move into further study in VET or University.
The key elements of the system which promote quality and consistency in terms of qualifications and the delivery of training are:
- Australian Skills Quality Authority'
- Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment;
- Service Skills Australia;
- Registered training organisations.
Australian Apprenticeships encompass all apprenticeships and traineeships. They combine time at work with training and can be full-time, part-time or school-based.
Australian Apprenticeships are the best way to combine training and employment and they can lead to a nationally recognised qualification. Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and do not require any entry qualifications. You can be a school-leaver, re-entering the workforce or simply wishing to change careers.
Australian Apprenticeships offer
- A great way to get a head start in a chosen career;
- Paid work and structured training that can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both;
- ‘Competency based’ which means you can complete your training faster if you reach the required skills level;
- Existing skills and prior experience are recognised and course credit granted, potentially reducing formal training time. Available as full-time or part-time, also available part-time in many schools;
- Leads to nationally recognised qualifications and skills which provide the basis for further education and training over the course of your working life; and
- A pathway from school to work.
Australian Apprenticeships are available in tourism, hospitality and holiday parks.
- Certificate II Hospitality
- Certificate II Hospitality (Kitchen Operations)
- Certificate III Hospitality
- Certificate III Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)
- Certificate IV Hospitality
- Diploma in Hospitality
- Certificate II Tourism
- Certificate III Tourism
- Certificate III Travel
- Certificate III Tourism (Guiding)
- Certificate III Tourism (Wholesaling)
- Certificate IV Tourism
- Diploma Tourism Holiday Parks
- Certificate III Park Operations
- Certificate IV Park Operations
Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s)
Registered training organisations (RTOs) are the providers of nationally recognised training.
Only registered training organisations are permitted to issue nationally recognised qualifications and statements of attainment from training packages.
To become an RTO, a training provider must be audited and evaluated by a state or territory training authority to ensure that it can provide training and assessment services in accordance with a set of national standards known as the Australian Quality Training Framework.
Secondary schools, TAFE colleges, private providers, industry associations, employers, community education providers and universities can all be RTOs.