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Training legislation

Vocational education and training (VET), in Australia is regulated by a variety of Commonwealth, State and Territory laws.

Employment, workplace and equity issues are also covered by a range of Commonwealth, State and Territory legislation.

According to the Australian Constitution, where State and Territory laws and the Commonwealth laws deal with the same situation inconsistently, the Commonwealth law prevails.

VET legislation

Tasmania has laws which govern VET. The Training and Workforce Development Act 2013:

  • Provides powers for the administration of the Tasmanain training and workforce development system and establishes and grants powers to the Tasmanian Traineeships and Apprenticeships Committee (TTAC).

  • Provides the legislative authority for the administration of apprenticeships, traineeships and vocational placements

  • Contains provisions regarding inquiries, inspections and disputes

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is responsible for accreditation and registration of training organisations within the vocational education and training sector.  ASQA's operations are detailed in the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011.

Tasmanian legislation is available from the Consolidated Legislation Online. You may also view and download any of these Acts at the Australasian Legal Information Institute (Austlii) website which provides free online access to Commonwealth, State and Territory case law and legislation.