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Vocational education and training

Australian Apprenticeships

Provides 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 website tells you everything you need to know about apprenticeships, and the benefits of combining practical work and training.

Department of Industry

Australian Apprenticeships Access Program

Provides vulnerable job seekers who experience barriers to entering skilled employment with nationally recognised pre-vocational training, support and assistance.

Department of Industry

Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS)

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.

Australian Film, Television and Radio School

Australian Government ICT Entry-level Programs

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, cadet or graduate in the Australian Government!

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).

Department of Education

Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)

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.

Australian Skills Quality Authority

Australian Training Awards

The peak national awards for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, recognising and rewarding organisations and individuals for their outstanding contribution to skilling Australia.

Department of Industry

Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency

Provides advice to the government on Australia's current, emerging and future workforce skills needs and workforce development needs.

Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency

Group training

Provides 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.

Department of Industry

Indigenous Cadetship Support

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.

Department of Employment

Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY)

Tracks 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.

National Centre for Vocational Education Research

My Skills

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.

Department of Industry


Provides information on programs and services relating to post-school education and training (vocational education and training or VET). They cover assistance for industry, business and employers; assistance for individuals; assistance for trainers and practitioners; and skills recognition and international connections.

Department of Industry

Skills and training

Assistance and support to help businesses get the skills they need, to be flexible and competitive in the global market.

Department of Industry

Developed for experienced Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector users. Provides information on training packages, qualifications, accredited courses, units of competency, skill sets and Registered Training Organisations.

Department of Industry

Valuing Australia's Older Workers

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.

Department of Employment


Assists eligible students undertaking certain vocational education and training (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.

Department of Industry

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