Australia's VET Sector 

Governance of Australia's vocational education and training (VET) sector is through a network of commonwealth and state and territory government. In the wake of COVID-19, a new governance structure was put in place which saw the cessation of the COAG Skills Council and the formation of the Skills National Cabinet Reform Committee


Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
The AQF is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. 

Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)
The ASQA is the national regulator for Australia's vocational education and training (VET) sector. 

Department of Education, Skills and Employment
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment works to ensure Australians can experience the wellbeing and economic benefits that quality education, skills and employment provide. 

Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC)
The AISC provides national leadership and guidance to the VET system, bringing a strong industry-based perspective on current and emerging needs of the training system to enhance responsiveness, quality and relevance within the sector. 

National Skills Reform 
To support the future growth and prosperity of our nation, the Australian, state and territory governments are committed to improving the vocational education and training (VET) system through reform. A strong VET system is critical for Australia's long-term economic recovery from COVID-19. 


Department of Employment Small Business and Training (DESBT)
DESBT connects people to quality training and skills to prepare them for work now and in the future. 

Skills Gateway
Find a training course and, or training provider through the Queensland Skills Gateway.

Queensland Training Information Service (QTIS)
Search for information on apprenticeships and traineeships approved for delivery in Queensland, including details on supporting courses and qualifications, restricted callings and Skills Assure suppliers (RTO).

Subsidised training and incentives
The Queensland Government invests in training based on industry advice to provide Queenslanders with the skills they need to gain meaningful and sustainable employment through the provider of their choice. 

Work Experience, Vocational Placements and Internships
Work experience, vocational placement and internships are types of on-the-job training. They can span different lengths of time and can lead to ongoing employment.