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Training and Skills Commission

The Training and Skills Commission plays an important role in promoting quality, protecting apprentices and trainees throughout their training, and providing industry and community advice to Government about workforce development.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships - School-based

What is an apprenticeship or traineeship?
A traineeship or apprenticeship combines paid work and training which leads to a qualification that will be recognised throughout Australia.

School-based apprenticeships or traineeships combine paid work, training and schooling at the senior secondary level. Planned learning in school and work is balanced between the needs of the student, the employer and the school. It complements but does not compromise achievement of the SACE.

What is the Traineeship and Apprenticeship Pathways Schedule (TAPS)?
The Traineeship and Apprenticeship Pathways Schedule (TAPS) provides a consolidated list of occupations that have been declared under the Training and Skills Development Act 2008 as trades (apprenticeships) or declared vocations (traineeships) in South Australia. It reflects what has previously been published in the South Australian Government Gazette.

The schedule also identified the qualifications that can be undertaken in conjunction with these apprenticeships and traineeships.

National Training Information Service (NTIS) is the national register on Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Australia. is the authoritative source of:

  • Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) which consists of:
    • Training packages
    • Qualifications
    • Units of competency
    • Accredited courses
    • Skill sets
  • Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) who have the approved scope to deliver Nationally Recognised Training, as required by national and jurisdictional legislation within Australia.

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Victorian Purchasing Guides

These guides provide the following information relating to the delivery of nationally-endorsed training packages. They contain information on:

  • Qualifications within training packages
  • Nominal hours for units of competency within the qualifications
  • Maximum and minimum hour allocations for qualifications within the training packages
  • Latest endorsed qualifications
  • Sample training programs

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