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VET Quality - A National Imperative

Industry Skills Councils (ISCs), as the developers of Industry Training Packages, have undertaken a project with support from the National Skills Standards Council (NSSC) and the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) to identify whether greater specification of training delivery and assessment requirements within individual qualifications and/or units of competency, would improve the quality of Training Package outcomes.

Inconsistent quality of outcomes within the Australian VET sector remains one of the system’s most enduring issues. With nearly 5,000 RTOs, annual VET revenue of $8.68billion and 1.4 million enrolments in Training Package qualifications in 2011, the delivery of consistent, high-quality training and assessment is now a national imperative. Both policymakers and RTOs must move quickly to restore confidence if enterprises, governments and individuals are to continue their investment in nationally recognised training.

The report and ISC statement on the project can be found here:

At the beginning of August 2013, a further piece of work was commissioned to provide advice on how the proposed delivery and assessment measures identified in the VET Quality Report could be applied within Training Packages and implemented more broadly.

The final report can be found here:


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