Vocational Education and Training (VET) is made up of different training products that are recognised across Australia.
The products include qualifications, units of competency, skill sets or accredited courses that are developed via industry training packages or VET accredited courses.
Industry training packages
Training packages include a set of standards for assessing the skills and knowledge needed to perform in the workplace. They do not specify how a learner should be trained.
Victorian training package purchasing guides include:
- minimum and maximum hour allocation for each qualification
- nominal hours for each unit of competency
- sample training programs.
Information on nationally endorsed training packages are available on the
Training packages are developed by industry reference committees and supported by skills service organisations. To learn how training packages are developed, see the
Australian Industry and Skills Committee
Training packages are regularly assessed for quality and reviewed to ensure that they continue to meet the needs of industry, students and the community.
VET accredited courses
VET accredited courses address skill requirements for industry, enterprise, education, legislative or community needs.
accredited VET courses to support Victorian industry and community needs where there are no existing packages or endorsed units available. You can also
search the national register of accredited courses.
These courses are approved by an accrediting body, to confirm that each course:
- is nationally recognised
- meets an established industry, enterprise, educational, legislative or community need
- provides appropriate competency outcomes and a satisfactory basis for assessment
- meets national quality assurance requirements
- is aligned appropriately to the Australian Qualification Framework where it leads to a qualification.
For more information on accredited courses and Victorian purchasing guides you can contact the relevant curriculum maintenance manager.
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