Private training providers


Government-funded students and courses 2019

This publication provides a summary of data relating to students, programs, subjects and training providers in Australia’s government-funded vocational education and training (VET) system, defined as all Commonwealth and state/territory government-funded training delivered by technical and further education (TAFE) institutes, other government providers (such as...

National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development review: interim report

Australia’s vocational, education and training (VET) sector is underperforming, excessively complicated and suffers from ad hoc policy approaches. This report floats options for a fundamental re-orientation of Australia’s VET system, with a revised Commonwealth-State agreement to set out an agreed, coherent policy direction.

Are skill sets booming? An analysis of training package skill sets

This report provides an analysis of data on training package skill sets uses data from the National Register of VET and the National Provider Collection – Total VET activity. The report identifies how much nationally recognised training package or training package skill set activity is...

Completion rates for group training organisations and direct employers: how do they compare?

This study investigates the impact of group training organisations' additional support services on contract completion rates and how these compare with the rates for apprentices and trainees placed with direct employers. Many direct employers also provide pastoral care and support to their apprentices, but such...

Unaccredited training: why employers use it and does it meet their needs?

This report explores the reasons employers are using unaccredited training, why they chose this form of training over others and whether it is meeting their skill needs.

Matching skills training with market needs

The Smart and Skilled program commenced in January 2015, with the then Department of Education and Communities having primary responsibility for its implementation. This audit assessed the effectiveness of the department in identifying, prioritising and aligning course subsidies to the skill needs of New South...

Vocational education policy is failing, and it's not hard to see why

A failed experiment in market-led education needs to be buried once and for all, writes John Quiggin.

Government-funded students and courses 2015

This publication provides a summary of 2015 and time-series data relating to students, programs, subjects, training providers and funding in Australia’s government-funded vocational education and training (VET) system (broadly defined as all activity delivered by government providers and government-funded activity delivered by community education and...

Private training providers in Australia: their characteristics and training activities

This study by Roger Harris, Michele Simons, Carmel McCarthy examines the nature of the training activity of private registered training organisations (RTOs) offered to Australian students in 2003, based on data from a national sample of 330 RTOs. The study also provides estimates of the...