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Pre-Qualified Supplier (PQS)
Important links for RTOs:
Training.gov.au is the official National Register on VET in Australia and is the authoritative source of information on training packages, qualifications, accredited courses, units of competency, skill sets and Registered Training Organisations.
Training.qld.gov.au provides information about the Queensland VET system
ASQA – the Australian Skills Quality Authority 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 Industry and Skills Committee was established by the COAG Industry and Skills Council in May 2015 to give industry a formal, expanded role in policy direction and decision-making for the vocational education and training sector.
Skills IQ is the national industry skills councils for the fitness, sport and recreation industry funded by the Australian Government to support skills development. Skills IQ is responsible for the development and review of the Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package.
Skills Impact is the national Skills Service Organisation (SSO) for a diverse range of industries based on grown and renewable resources and their value chains. Skills Impact provides services to various Industry Reference Committees (IRCs), to develop the skills standards and qualifications for the industries they represent. Skills IQ is responsible for the development and review of the Racing Training Package.
NCVER – National Centre for Vocational Education Research – informing policy and practice in Australia’s training system.
ACPET represents quality private education providers in Australia.
The Queensland Government’s 2017-18 Annual VET Investment Plan provides a breakdown of the VET investment budget, a high level summary of the VET investment programs, and the priorities for government within these programs.
The plan outlines VET investment through the following key programs and strategic interventions:
- Certificate 3 Guarantee
- User Choice (apprenticeships and traineeships)
- Higher Level Skills
- Skilling Queenslanders for Work
- Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS)
- Public provider grants.
To be eligible to deliver training and assessment services subsidised by the Department of Education and Training (DET) through one of its VET Investment Plan funded programs, a registered training organisation (RTO) must have pre-qualified supplier (PQS) status.
For more information about how to become a PQS click here. New RTOs entering the VET market are strongly encouraged to view the DET documentation.