Vocational education and training
Australian Apprenticeships are a stepping stone to ongoing employment or further education and training, and a great way to get a head start in the career you want. The Australian Apprenticeships site tells you everything you need to know about apprenticeships, and the benefits of combining practical work and training.
The Australian Apprenticeships Access Program provides job seekers who experience barriers to skilled employment with nationally recognised pre-vocational training, support and assistance. The program is provided at no cost to participants and assists them to find and keep an Australian Apprenticeship, or to enter employment or further education or training.
The Australian Film, Television and Radio School is the national centre for professional education and advanced training in film, television and radio for Australian citizens and permanent residents. The AFTRS offers new opportunities for emerging writers and producers to develop the skills to create new Australian drama.
If you are looking for a challenge, can work as part of a team and have a keen interest in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), then kick start your ICT career as an Apprentice or Cadet in the Australian Government!
Links eligible businesses and industry to workforce development and training programs. It aims to help you get the most out of your business and invest in your most important resource – your staff.
The Australian Qualifications Framework provides information on the unified system of national qualifications in schools, vocational education and training (TAFEs and private providers) and the higher education sector (mainly universities).
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector. ASQA regulates courses and training providers to ensure nationally approved quality standards are met.
The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for vocational education and training sector, recognising and rewarding organisations and individuals for their outstanding contribution to skilling Australia.
The Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency is an independent statutory body that provides advice to the government on Australia's current, emerging and future workforce skills needs and workforce development needs.
Group Training is an alternative employment arrangement for Australian Apprentices and employers whereby a Group Training Organisation (GTO) recruits potential and/or existing Australian Apprentices under an Apprenticeship/Traineeship Training Contract and places them with ‘host’ employers while they undertake their training.
Employers who want to offer work placements and ongoing employment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tertiary students can get financial help from the Australian Government.
The Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth track young people as they move from school into further study, work and other destinations. It uses large, nationally representative samples of young people to collect information about education and training, work, and social development.
Use My Skills to search for a training organisation or a qualification; find out about the training experiences of others; view statistics on national student outcomes and access other useful training information.
Provides links to Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education programs for the training and skills sector, also known as vocational education and training or VET.
Investing in developing skills can benefit both staff and business. This page links to information on assessing training needs; training providers and funding and incentive schemes.
Start finding out about training options and how gaining new skills can increase your job opportunities. Training can benefit everyone, regardless of your previous experience. And these days, having formal qualifications improves your chances of securing long-term employment that gives you real satisfaction.
Training.gov.au (TGA) is an extensive database on vocational education and training in Australia. TGA is the official national register of information on Training Packages, Qualifications, Courses, Units of Competency and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and has been developed for experienced training sector users.
Provides businesses and training providers with information on responding to the challenges of an ageing workforce. The site encourages businesses to make greater use of older workers and helps training providers better respond to the needs of business in this environment.
VET FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme for the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector that is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). VET FEE-HELP assists eligible students undertaking certain VET courses of study (diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma courses) with an approved VET provider, to pay for all or part of their tuition costs.
Year 12 - What Next? is a guide to help Year 12 students plan their post-school education and training. It tells you about working life in the future, course options and other places where you can get planning help and advice.