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VETNet - The new site for companion volume implementation guides  

VETNet, a central storage facility for relevant current and historical materials relating to the national VET sector, is now live. It is designed to allow you to find information about the vocational education and training sector quickly and easily, just by using the search function. It will support transition to the new arrangements and ongoing development of training packages and includes information such as companion volume implementation guides . The new site is available at

Extension of transition period - training products endorsed between September 2015 and March 2016

As a result of the transition to the Standards for Training Packages there is a temporary surge in the number of revised training products endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). The peak of activity for release of revised training packages is within the period September 2015 to March 2016.

To assist registered training providers (RTOs) prepare for and implement revised training packages, the Australian Government Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and state and territory Skills Ministers have agreed to temporarily increase the period allowed to transition students to the updated training package qualifications under Standard 1.26 (a) of the Standards for RTOs 2015.

RTOs will now have 18 months instead of 12 months from the date the superseding training product was released on the National Register ( to transition students to the updated training package qualifications or complete their studies and issue the appropriate certification.

This provision only applies for training products endorsed by the AISC from September 2015 until March 2016.

A list of the qualifications that the 18 month period applies to is available at

RTOs are able to enrol learners in and deliver the revised training products prior to the 18 month transition date once your RTO’s scope of registration has been updated by the VET Regulator and, if required, the purchasing arrangements are in place for the relevant state and territory for government funded delivery.

In relation to training where a qualification is superseded but not replaced by a new qualification (standard 1.26 (b) of the standards), the VET Regulator will continue to remove the qualification from the RTO’s scope of registration two years from the date the qualification was removed or deleted from the National Register.

RTOs delivering training funded by state government agencies should ensure that funding arrangements cover this extended period. The New South Wales government will be in contact directly with training market stakeholders about implementation of this in New South Wales.

For questions relating to the implementation of this, please contact your VET Regulator. is the national register for training in Australia and contains the authoritative information about Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), Nationally Recognised Training (NRT), and the approved scope of each RTOs to deliver NRT as required in national and jurisdictional legislation within Australia. For more information about, please visit about

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