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Vocational Education and Training

Australia has a national vocational education and training system, partially managed at Commonwealth level and partly managed at state level. While the major components of the system are standardised nationally, for example qualifications and training packages, there are some differences at the state level.

Vocational education and training is education and training for work and is part of the broader educational network in Australia which includes schools, universities, and adult and community education.

The fundamental elements of the Vocational Education and Training system are:

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The material on this page has been adapted from the Home and Community Care (HACC) Community Care Worker Human Resources Kit 2007 (external link - opens in a new window).

Supported by the Community Sector Investment Fund (external link - opens in a new window).