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    • The Training System
      • What is VET?
        • Vocational Education & Training is ‘education and training for work’ and part of a broader educational network in Australia
        • The Australian VET system is one of the most sophisticated in the world because it is:
          • Industry-led
          • National
          • Client focused
    • What is VET? Cont…
      • Three identifiable sectors in Australian education system:
        • HE (higher education)
        • VET (vocational education and training)
        • Schools
      • Some dual sector VET/HE institutions but each sector has its own:
        • Institutions
        • Administrative arrangements
        • Sets of qualifications
    • Overlapping Program Delivery
      • VET Programs delivered in schools
      • VET Programs delivered in universities
      Higher Education VET Schools
    • VET policies & frameworks
      • The National Training Framework (NTF)
      • Training packages
      • The Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) – currently AQTF 2007
      • The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
      • User choice
      • Traineeship and apprenticeship arrangements
      • The National Reporting System (NRS)
    • National Training Framework (NTF)
      • The National Training Framework (NTF) is made up of the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) and Training Packages
      • The NTF is a nationally consistent, industry-led system designed to:
        • provide high-quality skill outcomes to maintain individuals’ employability and increase their productivity
        • provide for nationally recognised qualifications, and
        • improve the competitiveness of enterprises and the nation
    • National Training Strategies
        • Towards a Skilled Australia (1994-1998)
        • A Bridge to the Future (1998-2003)
        • Shaping Our Future (2004-2010)
          • Builds on achievements of the two previous national VET strategies, with the vision:
            • VET works for Australian businesses – making them internationally competitive
            • VET works for people – giving Australians world-class skills and knowledge
            • VET works for communities – making them inclusive and sustainable
    • Other national strategies
        • The Australian Flexible Learning Framework for VET 2000-2004
          • A nationally agreed set of goals, principles and actions to help Australian people and industries make a rapid and successful transition to the information economy
        • Bridging Pathways
          • A five-year (2000-2005) national strategy and implementation plan for increasing VET opportunities for people with a disability
        • Partners in a Learning Culture
          • A five-year (2000 – 2005) national strategy and implementation plan for increasing VET opportunities for Indigenous people
    • New Directions for VET
      • The Directions Paper Skilling Australia – New Directions for Vocational Education and Training set out possible models for a new national training system from 1 July 2005 when responsibilities of the Australian National Training Authority transfer to the Department of Education, Science and Training.
    • Skilling Australia
      • Skilling Australia’s Workforce Act 2005
      • 2005-2008 Commonwealth-State Agreement for Skilling Australia’s Workforce
    • National Goals & Objectives
      • Industry will have a highly skilled workforce to support strong performance in the global economy
      • Employers and individuals will be at the centre of VET
      • Communities and regions will be strengthened economically and socially through learning and employment
      • Indigenous Australians will have skills for viable jobs and their learning culture will be shared
    • National Priorities
      • Improving the system’s responsiveness to rapid changes in demand for skills development and addressing skills shortages, especially in traditional trades and in emerging industries
      • Delivering improved outcomes for employers, individuals and communities
      • Improving quality
      • Increasing participation and up-skilling mature age workers
      • Encouraging greater re-engagement in training by Australians who are not fully participating in the labour market
    • Key VET Organisations & Stakeholders
      • Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) – from 1 July 2005 the responsibilities and functions of the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) were transferred to DEST
      • State and Territory training authorities (STAs)
      • Industry Skills Councils (ISCs) – national industry advisory boards
      • State and Territory ISCs
      • State and Territory course accrediting bodies
      • National and state employer and employee organisations
      • Australian Apprenticeship Centres (formally New Apprenticeship Centres NACs)
      • Training and assessment organisations (TAFE, private commercial colleges or companies, enterprises, community organisations, group training companies and schools