1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2008  
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Contents >> Education and Training >> Vocational education

Australia has a national system of vocational education and training (VET), called the National Training Framework which:

  • provides qualifications (through "accredited" training) that are recognised across State and Territory boundaries;
  • is driven by industry to ensure its relevance to the workplace;
  • involves maximum flexibility to encourage lifelong learning;
  • includes the activities of both public and private training organisations that meet strict quality standards;
  • provides qualifications that meet the needs of close to 80% of Australia's workplaces; and
  • takes a formal place in Australia's education system alongside the compulsory and tertiary education sectors

For more information about vocational education and training see the Department of Education website at

VET is governed in Tasmania by the Vocational Education and Training Act 1994 (Tas.) under the Minister for Education.

The Minister is advised by the Tasmanian State Training Authority (TASTA) in planning vocational education policy, and by its two statutory committees, the Tasmanian Accreditation and Recognition Committee (TAReC) and the Tasmanian Training Agreements Committee (TTAC). TAReC and TTAC have executive powers in relation to the recognition of training, and the management of training agreements respectively.

The Office of Post-Compulsory Education and Training (OPCET), Department of Education, provides policy advice and administrative support to the Minister and secretariat services to TASTA, TTAC and TAReC.

VET provision in Tasmania consists of delivery of a wide range of nationally endorsed qualifications by 136 Tasmanian registered training organisations (RTOs). To view a map showing the location of these organisations, see the National Training Information Service web site at

In addition to Tasmanian registered training organisations, those registered in other States can also operate in the State.

This section contains the following subsection :
        Vocational enrolments
        Vocational enrolments by age and sex
        Adult education

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