TVET Australia

Note: On 25 March 2011, the TVET Chairman, John Dawkins, outlined the decision by MCTEE to wind up this ministerial company model for TVET Australia and to transition to alternative arrangements.

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Australia is a ministerial company established in 2006 and owned by the Commonwealth, State and Territory Ministers responsible for skills training and is supported in its key responsibilities of providing independent, professional services by the following Councils:


The National Quality Council (NQC) is a Committee of the Ministerial Council for Tertiary Education and Employment (MCTEE), and oversees quality assurance and ensures national consistency in the application of the Australian Quality Training Framework standards for the audit and registration of training providers. It also has specific decision-making powers in relation to the endorsement of Training Packages and other aspects of the quality assurance under the National Skills Framework.


The National VET Equity Advisory Council (NVEAC) has been established to provide high level advice to MCTEE to guide equity reform in the national training system. The NVEAC is a single layer advisory body which considers the issues and barriers that affect all equity groups, including people with a disability and Indigenous Australians. Recognising that many clients in the VET system experience multiple disadvantage, the Council identifies shared priorities for all equity groups.


Flexible Learning Advisory Group (FLAG) is an advisory group of the National Senior Officials Committee (NSOC). It was established in 1996 as the key policy advisory group on national directions and priorities for information and communication technologies (ICT) in vocational education and training system (VET) and Adult and Community Education (ACE).

Other Areas

TVET’s other core business includes the management of the following responsibilities:

National Audit and Registration Agency (NARA) provides audit and registration services for multi-jurisdictional Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) that operate in more than one Australian State or Territory.

Training Products Australia (TPA) is the custodian of all nationally endorsed Training Packages and quality teaching and learning resources to support delivery of Vocational Education and Training (VET).

AEShareNet Licensing System connects people who require learning materials with those who own them through two options: free Instant Licences or Mediated licences, which are transacted online through the System.

The Learning Objects Repository Network (LORN) is a teacher/trainer gateway to online training resources.

Policy in the Pub provides an open and independent space where stakeholders can exchange ideas and engage in conversation on key policy issues and hot topics in vocational education and training (VET).


Street Address:
Level 21, 390 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004

P: 03 9832 8100
F: 03 9832 8199