Skills Ministers have committed to raising the quality of training delivered within the VET sector through revising the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 (the Standards), improving the capability and capacity of RTOs for continuous improvement, and developing a VET Workforce Quality Strategy.
These reforms aim to improve the quality of training across Australia and help ensure the quality of training delivery goes beyond compliance with the requirements of the Standards and towards excellence in training provision. The reforms will lead to a shared understanding across the sector of what high quality training provision looks like.
A key focus of the reform work will be to strengthen the Standards, to ensure they are focussed on outcomes and that the minimum level of quality that a an RTO must meet in order to operate within the national training system, set by the Standards, is sufficient to ensure positive outcomes for learners.
The development of a VET Workforce Quality Strategy (the Strategy) recognises the important contribution trainers and assessors make to a high-quality VET sector. Trainers and assessors are at the front line of training delivery and have a vital role in passing on industry relevant knowledge to learners to meet Australia’s employment and productivity needs. The Strategy will aim to support RTOs and trainers and assessors to promote high quality, consistent training and assessment and support the diverse workplace roles within the sector.
These reforms build on findings from recent reviews within the vocational education and training (VET) sector such as the Review of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (Braithwaite Review), the Expert review of Australia’s vocational education and training system (Joyce Review), and the Rapid review of the Australian Skills Quality Authority’s regulatory practices and processes (ASQA Rapid Review), which have highlighted opportunities to enhance quality in the VET sector.
More detailed information on these reforms to support feedback from the sector can be found here:
Have your say
We would like to hear the views of all stakeholders in the system. From RTOs, employers, trainers and assessors, to learners and their parents and carers, to schools and universities. All participants in the VET sector are welcome to provide feedback.
Your feedback will help to shape these important reform measures and ensure changes to the system reflect the needs of the VET sector and its users.
Below is a list of the surveys currently open. This list will be updated as further opportunities to have your say become available.