Useful Links

Government Departments and Agencies

Department of Education and Training
The Australian Government's Department of Education and Training is responsible for national policies and programs that help Australians access quality early childhood education, schooling, post-school, higher education, international education and higher education research.

Department of Industry and Science
The Australian Government’s Department of Industry and Science consolidates the efforts to drive economic growth, productivity and competitiveness by bringing together industry, energy, resources, science and skills.

MySkills
The MySkills website provides course information and connects students and employers with training organisations that best suit their needs.

Labour Market Information Portal (LMIP)
The LMIP has been developed by Australian Government's Department of Employment as an online resource. It contains up to date labour market data to help people understand their local labour markets.

training.gov.au
training.gov.au is the national register of vocational education and training in Australia. It has information on training packages, qualifications, accredited courses, units of competency and registered training organisations.

Australian Apprenticeships
The Australian Apprenticeships website has information on apprenticeships and traineeships for apprentices and employers, including a comprehensive list of programs.

State Training Authorities

Australian Skills Quality Authority
The regulation of Australia's vocational education and training sector is changing. ASQA is responsible for ensuring a smooth transition for RTOs and the owners of accredited VET courses nationally. 

ACT - Department of Education and Training
The Department of Education and Training delivers high quality education services through government schools; registers non government schools; and administers vocational education and training in the ACT.

NSW - NSW Department of Education and Communities - State Training Services
The Department of Education and Communities - State Training Services - provides all information on apprenticeships, traineeships and vocational training.

NT - Department of Education
The Department of Education provides quality early childhood services and education for all young Territorians, with a focus on meeting the needs of Indigenous students, leading to jobs, training and further education.

QLD - Department of Education, Training and Employment
The Department of Education,Training and Employment's purpose is to create opportunities for Queenslanders to acquire the knowledge, skills and creativity to drive economic prosperity, build strong and vibrant communities and enhance lifelong well-being. 

SA - Department of State Development
The Department of State Development assists industry, business and communities to identify and capitalise on opportunities for job creation and economic growth

TAS - Department of Education
The Department of Education is responsible for providing public education, vocational education and training, adult and community education, and library and archive services throughout Tasmania. 

VIC - Department of Education and Training
The Department of Education and Training offers learning and development support, services and resources for all Victorians, from birth through to adulthood.

WA - Department of Training and Workforce Development
The Department of Training and Workforce Development, in addition to its vital training role, has a much broader responsibility which includes a focus on workforce development.  Workforce development aims to build, attract and retain a skilled workforce to meet the economic needs of Western Australia, to minimise skill shortages and maximise the State’s ability to respond to new opportunities.

Course Accreditation

Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)
The ASQA is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector. It regulates courses and training providers to ensure nationally approved quality standards are met.

Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA)
The VRQA is the statutory authority responsible for ensuring that Victorian employers of apprentices and trainees and providers of education and training meet quality standards.

Training Accreditation Council Western Australia (TAC)
TAC independent statutory body for quality assurance and recognition of vocational education and training (VET) services in Western Australia.