Victorian training package purchasing guides

​​​​​​Victorian purchasing guides contain:

  • ​nominal hour allocations for units of competency
  • maximum hour allocations for qualifications within training packages.
  • sample training programs that have been developed for nationally endorsed training packages.

You can view the purchasing guides and resources by selecting the relevant CMM area from the list below.

​​Building

Building industries - building and construction

Construction, Plumbing and Services (Code: CPC)

VPG Date: 15 March 2019

VPG Current:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package (Release 4) which includes 1 revised qualification, CPC30318 Certificate III in Concreting.

VPG Superseded:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 3 of CPC Construction Plumbing and Services Training Package Release 3.

Construction, Plumbing and Services (Code: CPC08)

VPG Date: 20 May 2014

VPG Current:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 9 of the CPC08 Construction and Property Services Training Package and includes one new qualification and seven revised qualifications’.

VPG Superseded:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 8 of the CPC08 Construction and Property Services Training Package.

Building industries - civil construction, furnishing and water

Furnishing (Code: MSF)

VPG Date: 27 February 2019

VPG Current:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects the MSF Furnishing Training Package Release 4. The MSF Furnishing Training Package Release 4 contains:

  • Ten (10) revised qualifications
  • Eight (8) new units of competency
  • One hundred and sixty-eight (168) revised units of competency.

VPG Superseded:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 3 of the MSF Furnishing Training Package.

Resources and Infrastructure (Code: RII)

VPG Date: 5 April 2016

VPG Current:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 3 of RII Resources and Infrastructure Training Package. It includes three revised qualifications, 55 revised units of competency, and two new units of competency.

VPG Superseded:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects RII Resources and Infrastructure Training Package Release 2. It includes one new qualification, six new units of competency and 51 revised units of competency.

Water (Code: NWP)

VPG Date: 6 March 2019

VPG Current:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 2 of the NWP National Water Training Package. It includes one revised qualification, twenty new units of competency and 16 revised units of competency.

VPG Superseded:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 1 of NWP National Water Training Package. The Training Package has been transitioned to the Standards for Training Packages 2012, and includes three new qualifications, four revised qualifications, 38 new units of competency and 110 revised units of competency.

Business industries

Business Services (Code: BSB)

VPG Date:4 April 2019

VPG Current:

Description:

Release 4 of BSB Business Services includes five new cross-sector Teamwork and Communication units, and four new cross-sector Inclusion of People with a Disability units. These units are embedded as electives in selected qualifications.

VPG Superseded:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 3 of the BSB Business Services Training Package. It includes two new qualification and six updated qualifications.

Correctional Services (Code: CSC)

VPG Date: 29 October 2015

VPG Current:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 1 of the CSC Correctional Services Training Package.

Financial Services (Code: FNS)

VPG Date: 27 March 2018

VPG Current:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 3 of the FNS Financial Services Training Package. It includes new and revised units of competency and qualifications in Accounting and Bookkeeping and Payroll.

VPG Superseded:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 2 of the FNS Financial Services Training Package.

Information and Communications Technology (Code: ICT)

VPG Date:April 2019

VPG Current:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 4 of the ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package. It includes nine updated and recoded qualifications and four new units of competency.

VPG Superseded:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 3 of the ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package.

Local Government (Code: LGA04)

VPG Date: 5 October 2012

VPG Current:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 3 of the LGA04 Local Government Training Package. It includes one new qualification and one new unit of competency.

VPG Superseded:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 2 of the changes made to LGA04 Local Government Training Package. It includes five revised and one new qualification.

Property Services (Code: CPP)

VPG Date: 26 November 2018

VPG Current:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 6 of the CPP Property Services Training Package. It includes one revised qualification and 13 revised (equivalent) units of competency.

VPG Superseded (July 2017):

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 5 of the CPP Property Services. It includes one new qualification and14 revised units of competency in Cleaning.

Property Services (Code: CPP07)

VPG Date: 19 February 2014

Since this VPG was published for the CPP07 Training Package in February 2014 several qualifications have been superseded and replaced by qualifications in the CPP Training Package to comply with the Standards for Training Packages. This is an ongoing process that will continue until all qualifications are eventually transferred to the CPP Property Services Training Package. Please check the latest VPG for the CPP Training Package, above, for current information.

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects CPP07 Property Services Training Package Release 14.1.  It includes three revised qualifications and one new unit of competency.

VPG Superseded:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects CPP07 Property Services Training Package Release 13.  It includes two new qualifications in Swimming Pool and Spa Service and one revised qualification in Security Operations..

Public Safety (Code: PUA12)

VPG Date: 30 April 2013

VPG Current:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 2 of the PUA Public Safety Training Package. It includes updates to the Fire Sector: eight updated qualifications 58 revised and 14 new units of competency.

VPG Superseded:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 1 of the PUA Public Safety Training Package.

Public Sector (Code: PSP)

VPG Date: 24 August 2018

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 2 of the PSP Public Sector Training Package and includes recently endorsed Auslan qualifications.

Engineering industries

Engineering industries - automotive

Automotive Manufacturing (Code: AUM)

VPG Date: 17 January 2019

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 2 of AUM Automotive Training Package. It includes three revised qualifications, four updated qualifications and seven revised (equivalent) units of competency.

VPG Superseded:​

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 1 of AUM Automotive Training Package.

Automotive Retail, Service and Repair (Code: AUR)

VPG Date:9 April 2018

VPG Current:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 5 of the AUR Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package. It includes two revised qualifications, two new units of competency and 21 revised units of competency.

VPG Superseded:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 4 of the AUR Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package and includes one revised qualification.

Engineering industries - electrical/electronics

Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector (Code: UEP)

VPG Date: 28 March 2019

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 1 of the UEP Electricity Supply Industry – Generation Sector Training Package. It reflects the transition of 13 qualifications from the UEP12 Electricity Supply Industry – Generation Sector Training Package and one qualification from the UEE11 Electrotechnology Training Package.

VPG Superseded:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 2 of the UEP12 Electricity Supply Industry – Generation Sector Training Package. It includes one new qualification and 14 new units of competency.

Electricity Supply Industry – Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector (Code: UET12)

VPG Date: 17 April 2013

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 2 of the UEP Electricity Supply Industry – Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package. It includes 2 new qualifications in ESI – Power System Operations.

VPG Superseded:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 1 of the UET Electricity Supply Industry – Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package.

Electrotechnology (Code: UEE)

VPG Date: 18 May 2017

VPG Current:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 1 of the UEE Electrotechnology Training Package. It includes two new units of competency.

Electrotechnology (Code: UEE11)

VPG Date: 21 September 2012

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 1 of the UEE11 Electrotechnology Training Package.

VPG Superseded:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 4 of the UEE07 Electrotechnology Training Package. It includes 12 new qualifications and 129 new units of competency.

Engineering industries - engineering

Aeroskills (Code: MEA)

VPG Date: July 2019

VPG Current:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 3 of the MEA Aeroskills Training Package. Changes include a code change: MEA41119 Certificate IV in Aeronautical Life Support Equipment, a core unit from the MSM Manufacuturing Training Package is replaced and the packaging rules for this qualification have changed to allow an additional elective to be selected.

VPG superseded:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 2 of the MEA Aeroskills Training Package.

Gas Industry (​Code: UEG)

VPG Date: 30 October 2018

VPG current:

Des​​criptio​n

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 1 of the UEG Gas Training Package, transitioned to the 2012 Standards for Training Packages and one new unit of competency.

VPG superseded:

Des​​criptio​n

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 2 of the UEG11 Gas Industry Training Package. It includes five new qualifications and 77 new units of competency.

Manufacturing and Engineering (Code: MEM)

VPG Date: 13 August 2019

VPG Current:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide relates to MEM Manufacturing and Engineering Training Package Release 2.0. It includes 446 units transitioned to the Standards for Training Packages, one qualification with updated imported units from MEM05 Training Package, 19 new units of competency and four new qualifications.

VPG Date: 22 June 2015

VPG Superseded:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 1 of the MEM Manufacturing and Engineering Training Package.

Metal and Engineering (Code: MEM05)

VPG Date: 22 June 2015

VPG Current:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 11 of the MEM05 Metal and Engineering Training Package. It includes one new qualification and seven new engineering pathways units of competency.

VPG Superseded:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 10 of the MEM05 Metal and Engineering Training Package. It includes three new units of competency.

General manufacturing

Australian Meat Processing (Code: AMP)

VPG Date: 05 March 2018

VPG Current:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 3 of the AMP Australian Meat Processing Training Package. It includes four new units and ten poultry units from FDF10 Training Package migrated to AMP.

Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining (Code: PMA)

VPG Date: 7 July 2016

VPG Current:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 1 of the PMA Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Training Package. It reflects the transition of PMA08 Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Training Package to the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical (Code: FBP)

VPG Date: 15 March 2019

VPG Current:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 2 of the FBP Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package. It includes one new qualification and ten revised qualifications.

VPG Superseded:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 1 of the FBP Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package.

Food Processing (Code: FDF10)

VPG Date: 16 March 2018

VPG Current:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 4 of FDF10 Food Processing Industry Training Package. It includes one new qualification and six new units of competency.

Laboratory Operations (Code: MSL)

VPG Date: 7 September 2018

VPG Current:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 2 of the MSL Laboratory Operations Training Package. It includes three revised qualifications and three new units of competency.

VPG Superseded:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 1 of the MSL Laboratory Operations Training Package. It reflects the transition of MSL09 Laboratory Operations Training Package to the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

Manufacturing (Code: MSM)

VPG Date: 5 Septemeber 2019

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purschasing Guide reflects Release 5 of the MSM Manufacturing Training Package and includes four new units of competency to support the bioproducts industry.

VPG Date: 15 April 2019

VPG Superseded

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 3 and Release 4 of the MSM Manufacturing Training Package. It includes two new qualifications, and 36 new MMP units transferred and updated from the PMC Manufactured Mineral Products Training Package.

Manufacturing (Code: MSA07)

VPG Date: 3 June 2013

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 8.2 of the MSA07 Laboratory Operations Training Package.

VPG Superseded:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 8 of the MSA07 Laboratory Operations Training Package. It includes two new units of competency.

Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking (Code: PMB)

VPG Date: 4 August 2016

VPG Current:

Description:

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 1 of the PMB Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking Training Package. It consolidates all qualifications from the PMB07 Training Package.

Printing and Graphic Arts (Code: ICP)

VPG Date: 27 February 2019

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 3 of the ICP Printing and Graphic Arts Training Package. It includes one new unit of competency and three revised units of competency.

VPG Superseded:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 2 of the ICP Printing and Graphic Arts Training Package. It includes three new qualifications and three new units.

Seafood Industry (Code:SFI)

VPG Date: September 2019

VPG Current:

Description

Release 1.0 of the SFI Seafood IndustryTraining Package reflects the transitioning of the SFI11 Seafood Industry Training Package to the new Standards for Training Packages.

This Victorian Purchasing Guide also reflects the change from Maximum Nominal Hours to Maximum Payable Hours.

VPG Superseded:

Sustainability (Code: MSS)

VPG Date:August 2019

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 3 of MSS Sustainability Training Package. It includes minor updates to all qualifications, a new unit in Corporate Social Resposibility, and minor updates and code changes to 31 units.

VPG superseded:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 2 of the MSS Sustainability Training Package. It includes minor revisions to six qualifications, one new unit of competency and 66 revised units of competency.

Textiles, Clothing and Footwear (Code: MST)

VPG Date: 3 October 2016

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 1 of the MST Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package. It reflects the transition of LMT07 Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package to the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

Textiles, Clothing and Footwear (Code: LMT07)

Superseded by MST Textiles, Clothing and Footwear

VPG Date: 21 August 2012

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 4 of the LMT07 Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package. It includes one new qualification and nine new units of competency.

VPG Superseded:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 3.1 of LMT07 Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package. It includes revised qualifications in Dry Cleaning and Laundry, and 3 new dry cleaning units.

Human services - community services and health

Health (Code: HLT)

VPG Date: 17 May 2018

VPG Current:

Description
This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects the changes made to HLT Health Training Package Release 4.0. It includes a revised qualification and two new units related to Dental Technology.

Community Services (Code: CHC)

VPG Date: 10 March 2016

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 3.0 of the Community Services Training Package and includes qualifications and associated units of competency for Career Development and Employment Services, Celebrancy and Family Services.

Human services - arts/entertainment and recreation

Creative Arts and Culture (Code: CUA)

VPG Date: 27 February 2019

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 4.0 of the CUA Live Performance and Entertainment Training Package which includes two new qualifications for professional writing and editing and 35 updated qualifications and associated units of competency.

VPG Superseded:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 3.0 of the CUA Live Performance and Entertainment Training Package which includes three new units of competency.

Sport, Fitness and Recreation (Code: SIS)

VPG Date: March 2018

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 3.0 of SIS Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package. It includes qualifications and units in Community Recreation, Cross Sector, Fitness, and Sport and Recreation.

Please refer to SIS10 Victorian Purchasing Guide for remaining SIS10 components.

Sport, Fitness and Recreation (Code: SIS10)

VPG Date: 11 February 2014

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 3.0 of SIS10 Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package. It includes 9 new units, 2 revised units, 17 revised qualifications to include First Aid unit in the core.

VPG Superseded:

Primary industries

Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management (Code: AHC)

VPG Date: 1 May 2019

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 3.0 of the AHC Agriculture Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package and includes three revised Certificate III qualifications and six new and 19 revised units of competency.

VPG Superseded:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 2.0 of the AHC Agriculture Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package and includes five revised units of competency.

Animal Care and Management (Code: ACM)

VPG Date: 4 April 2019

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 2.0 of the ACM Animal Care and Management Training Package and includes one new and two revised qualifications and associated units of competency.

VPG Superseded:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 1.0 of the ACM Animal Care and Management Training Package and includes six revised qualifications from the ACM10 Animal Care and Management Training Package.

Animal Care and Management (Code: ACM10)

VPG Date: 7 March 2013

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 3 of ACM10 Animal Care and Management Training Package. It includes three new qualifications in Pet Grooming, Pet Styling and Veterinary Nursing; four revised qualifications in Veterinary Nursing and 18 new units of competency.

VPG Superseded:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 2 of ACM10 Animal Care and Management Training Package. It includes one new qualification in Equine Dentistry and ten new units of competency.

Forest and Wood Products (Code: FWP)

VPG Date: 17 April 2019

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 4.0 of the FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package and includes four new and fourteen revised units.

VPG Superseded:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 3.0 of the FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package and includes two new and twelve revised units.

Pulp and Paper Manufacturing (Code: PPM)

VPG Date: 4 March 2019

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 2 of the PPM Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Training Package:

  • 40 units updated to reflect current work health and safety requirements with no change to unit codes.
Racing and Breeding (Code: RGR)

VPG Date: 12 October 2018

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 2.0 of the RGR Racing and Breeding Training Package and includes two new and 13 revised qualifications and associated units of competency.

Service industries - transport

Aviation (Code: AVI)

VPG Date: 15 April 2019

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 4.0 of the AVI Aviation Training Package which includes one new qualification, AVI20118 Certificate II in Transport Security Protection and associated units of competency.

VPG Superseded:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 3.0 of the AVI Aviation Training Package which includes 17 revised qualifications and associated units of competency from the AVI08 Aviation Training Package.

Maritime (Code: MAR)

VPG Date: September 2018

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 5.0 of the MAR Maritime Training Package which includes 14 revised near coastal qualifications and associated units of competency.

VPG Superseded:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 4.0 of the MAR Maritime Training Package which includes three revised qualifications and associated units of competency.

Transport and Logistics (Code: TLI)

VPG Date: 13 November 2018

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 5.0 of the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package which includes 7 revised qualifications and 13 revised High Risk Work Licence units.

VPG Superseded:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 4.0 of the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package which includes one new and 13 revised qualifications and associated units of competency.

Service industries - general studies and further education

Foundation Skills (Code: FSK)

VPG Date: 8 February 2017

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 1.0 of the FSK Foundation Skills Training Package and includes nominal hour allocations for previously unfunded job seeking and career planning units of competency.

VPG Superseded:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 1.0 of the FSK Foundation Skills Training Package.

Training and Education (Code: TAE)

VPG Date: 16 May 2016

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 2.0 of the TAE Training and Education Training Package which includes four revised qualifications from the TAE10 Training and Education Training Package and associated units of competency.

Service industries - tourism and hospitality

Tourism, Travel and Hospitality (Code: SIT)

VPG Date: 4 May 2016

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 1.0 of the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package which includes the transition of all qualifications and associated units of competency from the SIT12 Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package.

Service industries - wholesale, retail and personal services

Hairdressing and Beauty (Code: SHB)

VPG Date: 3 October 2018

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 3.0 of the SHB Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package which includes the Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair Reduction, transitioned from the SIB10 Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package.

Floristry (Code: SFL)

VPG Date: 21 December 2015

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 1.0 of the SFL Floristry Training Package and includes the transition of all qualifications and associated units of competency from the SFL10 Floristry Training Package.

Funeral Services (Code: SIF)

VPG Date: 7 February 2014

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 2.0 of the SIF Funeral Services Training Package which includes the revised Certificate IV in Embalming and associated units of competency transitioned from the SIF08 Funeral Services Training Package.

Retail Services (Code: SIR)

VPG Date: 19 October 2017

VPG Current:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 2.0 of the SIR Retail Services Training Package and includes one new qualification and associated units of competency and the Diploma of Visual Merchandising and associated units of competency transitioned from the SIR07 Retail Services Training Package.

VPG Superseded:

Description

This Victorian Purchasing Guide reflects Release 1.0 and 2.0 of the SIR Retail Services Training Package which includes the transition of Community Pharmacy and Retail qualifications and associated units of competency from the SIR07 Retail Services Training Package.