5 September 2019
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and Hazel Ferguson
Social Policy Section
This Quick Guide provides key internet links to information
Qualifications Framework is the national policy for regulated
qualifications in Australian education and training. It incorporates the
qualifications from each education and training sector into a single
comprehensive national qualifications framework.
- Study Assist has information on Australian
Government financial assistance available to tertiary education students.
- The Australian Taxation Office provides statistics
covering amount of outstanding debt, number of people with debts, size of
outstanding debt, and time to repay, for the Higher education Loan Program
(HELP) loans available to tertiary students. Updated
Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt statistics—2017–18 provides
an overview of this data.
Vocational education and
- The Department
of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business has responsibility for VET and its
website provides access to information about Australian Government VET policies
- The annual Report on Government Services, published by the
Productivity Commission, provides an overview of the VET system, key statistics
and funding information.
- The Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations
(IGA), agreed to by the Council of Australian Governments, provides for the
Australian Government’s National
Skills and Workforce Development Specific Purpose Payment (SPP).
- The National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development
(NASWD), formulated as part of the IGA, defines the objectives, outcomes,
outputs and performance measures and the roles and responsibilities that guide
the Australian and the state and territory governments in the delivery of
services across the skills and workforce development sector.
- The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Performance
Reporting Dashboard—Skills provides an annual report on governments'
progress against the agreed objectives and outcomes of the NASWD.
- The Australian Skills Quality
Authority is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education
and training sector.
is the official national register of information on training packages,
qualifications, courses, units of competency and Registered Training
- Australian Apprenticeships provides information on the
Australian Government’s programs to support apprenticeships and traineeships.
- My Skills has
a range of information about training options and providers, and includes
statistics on student enrolments and outcomes.
State and territory government websites
New South Wales
International students in Australia
Adult and community education
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