State Training Authorities (STAs)

State & Territory Training Authorities

Each Australian state and territory government has a training authority that administers vocational education and training (VET) – allocating funds, registering training organisations and accrediting courses.
The state and territory training authorities (STAs) are accountable to their minister, who is a member of the Ministerial Council of Tertiary Education and Employment (MCTEE)

It is the responsibility of each STA to:

  • plan and report on VET strategies
  • purchase training on behalf of their government
  • administer Australian Apprenticeships and VET in schools
  • administer funding and financial incentives for VET within the
  • state/territory
  • support training organisations, employers and the community on VET issues
  • accredit courses and register training providers within the Australian Quality Training Framework 2007 (AQTF2007)

Also see VET Regulators

ACT - Accreditation and Registration Council
NSW - Vocational Education & Training Accreditation Board
NT - Department of Employment, Education and Training
QLD - Training and Employment Recognition Council
SA - Training and Skills Commission
TAS - Tasmanian Qualifications Authority
VIC - Victorian Registration & Qualifications Authority
WA - Training Accreditation Council