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Australian Quality Training Framework


The Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) has been revised to improve the quality of training and assessment in the VET sector. The changes came into effect on 1 July 2007.

Some of the principles underpinning the changes include:

  • Reducing the regulatory burden
  • Streamlining and standardising processes for national consistency
  • Ensuring stakeholder confidence in quality skills outcomes
  • Continuous improvement of training & assessment

The new arrangements encourage greater participation of licensing and industry regulatory bodies in ensuring the quality of training, and will also achieve greater national consistency through new standards for State and Territory registering bodies. Outcomes-focussed audits will allow RTOs to focus more on the quality of the outcomes of their training and assessment, which in turn will give industry greater confidence in the outcomes of training.

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