How is the content of a VET course developed?
Every training qualification and skill set within the vocational education and training system is part of a Training Package.
Training Packages are shaped by industry, both in their initial development and through an ongoing review process, and are designed to address current and future industry needs. The development and review of Training Packages is undertaken by Industry Reference Committees, supported by:
- Skills Service Organisations (SSOs) support Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) in their work to develop and review training packages.
- The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) approves changes and reviews of the training packages
- Training.gov.au provides detailed information on training package content and lists Registered Training Organisations (RTO) approved for delivery of qualifications.
- The Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information website provides information on funded traineeships and apprenticeships and sample training plans.
- Registered Training Organisations deliver the training to learners.
For more information about the Training Package Development process contact Training.Packages@skills.tas.gov.au.
Why should employers and industry groups get engaged in training package reviews and development?
Skills Tasmania encourages employers and industry groups to actively participate in the development of training packages in their occupational areas, to ensure that training meets industry needs and standards. There is an open process for comments, contributions and submissions on changes and updates to the content and delivery of training courses.
It is important that industry and employers remain aware of reviews and proposed changes to training packages, by regularly monitoring the website.