The Australian Quality Training Framework
The Australian Quality Training Framework is a set of nationally agreed standards designed to ensure high quality Vocational Education and Training services throughout Australia.
There are two sets of standards under the Australian Quality Training Framework:
1. Standards for Registered Training Organisations
The Standards for Registered Training Organisations specify what a training organisation must do to become registered and maintain registration, including:
- have systems in place to provide quality training and assessment across all of its operations
- comply with Australian, state or territory legislation
- have effective financial management procedures in place
- have effective administrative and records management procedures in place
- recognise the nationally endorsed qualifications issued by other Registered Training Organisations
- apply access and equity principles to provide timely and relevant information to consumers
- have competent staff.
An organisation wishing to become a Registered Training Organisation must demonstrate its ability to comply with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations.
2. Standards for State and Territory Registering and Course Accrediting Authorities
The Standards for State and Territory Registering and Course Accrediting Bodies must be followed by state and territory registering authorities when they:
- evaluate a training organisation to ensure it meets, and continues to meet, the Standards for Registered Training Organisations
- register a training organisation
- accredit courses.
For more information about compliance with the Australian Quality Training Framework in Victoria visit:
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