Skills Tasmania
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Skills Tasmania / VET

Skills Tasmania is Tasmania's State Training Authority, developing strategies and providing support, advice, opportunities and funding to deliver quality training to meet the needs of Tasmanians and our industries. On this page you will find who Skills Tasmania are, what we do and our role within the VET system.

Skills Tasmania

Contact Skills Tasmania
General contact details for Skills Tasmania (call 1800 655 846)

Awards and Competitions
Links and information about the Tasmanian Training Awards, the Australian Training Awards and WorldSkills Australia competition.

Equity in VET
Skills Tasmania's Equity area administers equity focused funds, available to both registered training organisation (RTOs) and community groups, which improve access for learners facing barriers to participation in VET.

Industry specific information and resources
Contains industry specific resources, ranging from agriculture to aquaculture and fishing, building and construction to community services and health, and many other industry areas

Policies and strategies
Current policies and strategies, including National strategies, that guide the work of Skills Tasmania

Skills Tasmania publications
A selection of Skills Tasmania’s key and most recent publications only. They reflect our current position in the area of strategy, policy and workforce development, as well as Skills Tasmania's main form of communication to its stakeholders, via a regular newsletter

Data on Vocational Education and Training (VET) activity
Information, incuding contact details, and links on statistics for: students and courses, and trainees and apprentices

Tasmanian VET system
A visual map of the Tasmanian training system and Skills Tasmania's role within it. Also includes links to the Tasmanian Traineeships and Apprenticeships Committee (TTAC) and other Government agencies, committees and providers that make up this system

Skills Tasmania initiatives

In addition to the following, Skills Tasmania also manages: a number of Workforce development initiatives, aimed at developing and retaining the current and future workforce; as well as numerous tender and grants programs (see Funding/subsidies for training), which allows registered training organisation (RTOs) and other organisations to obtain Government subsidies for the undertaking of training.

Training legislation
In Tasmania VET is governed by the Training and Workforce Development Act 2013 under the Minister for Education. Links to the Act, including additional VET legislation information are included on this page.

What is VET?
VET provides skills and knowledge for work through a national training system.