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Australian and Queensland Apprenticeships

Australian Apprenticeships - provides general information about Australian Apprenticeships as well information specific to different user groups such as employers, job seekers, school leavers and careers advisers. 

Apprenticeships Info - provides free advice, referrals and support to all Queenslanders about apprenticeships, traineeships and training options in Queensland.

National Apprenticeships Program - are you interested in gaining trade qualifications in a unique Advanced Entry Adult Apprenticeship which could see you graduate in under eighteen months?  Check out this website for all the info.

Combine paid work with structured training to give young people nationally recognised industry qualifications

The Australian Apprenticeships Alliance is the largest alliance of Australian Apprenticeships support services in Australia, with over seventy sites across the country delivering consistent quality and localised services to clients.  See for more info.


Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET)
ACPET is the peak national industry association for private tertiary education providers in Australia.  More than two million students enrol in private tertiary education and training institutions across Australia each year.  ACPET has over 1000 members who are required to sign and abide by the Code of Ethics.  ACPET membership indicates an educational institution of the higest standard and a focus on student success and welface.  For more info contact (02) 9264 4490 or visit


Australian Directory of Training & Workplace Solutions
A resource to help you find training providers, consultants, speakers, products and services. Click here for more info.

Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF)
AQTF is the national set of standards which assures nationally consistent, high-quality training and assessment services for the clients of Australias vocational education and training system.  Under the AQTF framework, all providers of VET must be Registered Training Organisations.  Many qualifications obtained through the VET sector are aimed at employment in middle-level professional areas in a wide range of industries.  All VET qualifications and courses are developed in consultation with industry.  Click here for more info.

DVD/Video Training Library

"Your Success" DVD/Video training library. DVDs/Videos are the ideal medium to allow for repetition and reinforcement of principles and skills. They can be used as a "stand-alone" Training Resource or as a powerful complement to classroom training sessions. There are currently over 1088 enthralling titles available. The "Your Success" DVD/VideoTraining Library enables you to learn directly from many of the world's leading authorities on topics including Personal Development, Management & Leadership, Sales, Customer Service, Motivation DVD's, Marketing and more. There are also industry specific videos covering Retail Automotive and Real Estate. Click here for more info.


Group Training

The trades and alternative vocational career paths have evolved into exciting career options - without the HECS debt.  Group Training Organisations (GTOs) employ apprentices and trainees and then place them with host businesses until the apprenticeship or traineeship has been completed.  GTOs offer careers in most industries including trades such as automotive, construction, electrotechnology and engineering through to service industries such as hospitality, tourism, retail, business and community services.  GTOs know where the opportunities are and how to approach businesses to gain placements.  For more information contact Group Training on freecall 1800 819 747 or visit

Industry Skills Councils (ISCs)

The 11 national Industry Skills Councils (ISCs) cover the skills needs of most Australian industry. In general terms these organisations work to involve industry with the development of nationally applicable vocational education and training.
ISCs are privately registered companies run by industry-based boards of directors, but whose funding is provided substantially by the Australian Government through the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.  Click here for more info.


National Training Information Service (NTIS)

NTIS is the national register of Vocational Education & Training (VET).  NTIS contains information on accredited VET courses, training packages, national competency standards, course providers ad their scope of registration, course copyright owners and accreditation authorities.  Visit this website to check if a course is accredited or if an organisation is a registered training provider (RTO) authorised to award VET qualifications.  For more info visit


Skilling Australia Initiative - Productivity Placements Program
This Program provides an opportunity for people to improve their skills so they can find employment.  It provides new training places in skills shortage areas.  Certificates II, III and higher level qualifications are available. If you are unemployed and registered with an employment service provider (a Job Network or Disability Employment Network), you can discuss with them the possibility of obtaining a referral to a training organisation.  If you are not registered with an employment service provider, you need to apply directly to a participating training organisation.  Full-time students and people who are self-employed are not eligible fot the program. Click here for more info.

Skills and Training Information
A website that aims to provide employers, employees, job seekers and their support organisations with skills and training information and contacts.  Search for examples of occupations and qualifications that may be used under initiatives such as Australian Apprenticeships and the Productivity Places Program, together with organisations that provide practical assistance.  For more info visit


Training Links

The Training Links Web Directory has been created by an industry professional to take some of the confusion out of this sector by listing industry contacts that are useful to users, whether you're an employer, an individual, government agency or training related business. For more info visit

Training Needs Analysis (TNA)
A website developed and hosted in Australia containing free information on training needs analysis can be found at

The site aims to further awareness, research and discussion regarding the merits of conducting training needs analysis and welcomes any enquiries or contributions.

Training Portals is your single point of access to the vast range of vocational education and training information, products and services in Australia - is the database on Vocational Education and Training in Australia. TGA is the official National Register of information on Training Packages, Qualifications, Courses, Units of Competency and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and has been developed for experienced training sector users -

Which Training? is Australia's online training portal service, assisting your search for training with quality training providers who advertise and market their upcoming courses -

Study Now provids a searchable database of courses that can be studied in Australia or from around the world -


Transport Australia
An excellent website that aims to provide a comprehensive online solution to sourcing all your training needs in the transport and related industries. Click here for more info.


Tuition Assurance
The Australian Student Assurance Scheme (ASTAS) has been established by ACPET (see link above) to ensure that domestic students displaced from any course conducted by an ACPET member participating in ASTAS, due to a member's inability to continue the course, will be relocated with minimal disruption to a comparable course.  Click here for more info.  A similar scheme for overseas students has also been established - the Overseas Student Tuition Assurance Scheme (OSTAS) - click here for more info.


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