You can read a summary of the 23 recommendations made by Professor Valerie Braithwaite after conducting a Review of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011.

Why was the review conducted

The review was held to:

  • Determine the legislative capacity of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to efficiently and effectively regulate the sector
  • Evaluate if ASQA’s functions and powers are consistent with best regulatory practice
  • Assess the ability of the system to meet industry and student needs
  • Investigate reforms that could improve outcomes for students

Submissions made to the review

More than 50 consultations with a wide range of VET stakeholders throughout Australia were made, including:

  • State and territory government departments
  • State VET regulators
  • Registered training organisations
  • Peak bodies
  • Industry bodies
  • Community organisations
  • University organisations

68 submissions from individuals and organisations were received.

Review recommendations

Professor Braithwaite made 23 recommendations intended to:

  • Drive continuous improvement in quality of education and training
  • Protect the rights of students

Go to All eyes on quality: Review of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 to read the report.

Response to the Review

The Australian Government response is grouped into 5 themes:

  • Enhancing engagement between the regulator and the sector
  • Strengthened registration requirements of registered training organisations
  • Teaching excellence
  • Improving the collection and sharing of data
  • Protecting and informing students

The government has amended legislation in response to a number of recommendations. They continue to liaise with stakeholders in the implementation of some aspects of other recommendations from the Review.