Skills Agencies, Committees and councils

The Australian Government is funding and supporting the following agencies, committees and councils.

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COAG Industry and Skills Council

The Council of Australian Governments COAG Industry and Skills Council comprises Australian, state and territory government Ministers responsible for industry and skills.  

Australian Industry and Skills Committee

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee will be established to provide industry with a formal role in advising the COAG Industry and Skills Council on policy directions and decision making in the national training system.


Australian Skills Quality Authority

The Australian Skills Quality Authority is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector.

However, Victoria and Western Australia maintain responsibility for regulating registered training organisations that only train domestic students and only operate in either or both of these states via the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority and the Training Accreditation Council Western Australia.

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency is Australia's independent national regulator of the higher education sector.


National Centre for Vocational Education Research

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research is an independent body which collects, manages, analyses, evaluates and communicates research and statistics about vocational education and training nationally.


Adult Learning Australia

Adult Learning Australia is the national peak body for the Adult and Community Education fields.

The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA)

The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) is the national industry association for independent providers of post-compulsory education and training, for Australian and international students.

Community Colleges Australia

Community Colleges Australia is the peak-body for not-for-profit owned learning organisations across Australia. 

Enterprise Registered Training Organisation Association

The Enterprise Registered Training Organisation Association represents and supports business enterprises operating registered training organisations.

Group Training Australia

Group Training Australia Limited is the national association representing a network of around 150 group training organisations located throughout metropolitan, regional and remote areas of Australia.

TAFE Directors Australia

TAFE Directors Australia is the peak national body representing Australia’s government owned Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes and university TAFE divisions, and the Australia-Pacific Technical College.

Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider

The Australian Apprenticeship Support Network website is available to find an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network in your area.