Training products

Vocational education and training is made up of different training products including qualifications, units of competency, skill sets or accredited courses.

Vocational education and training (VET) is made up of different training products that are recognised across Australia.

The products include qualifications, units of competency, skill sets or accredited courses that are developed via industry training packages or VET accredited courses.

Industry training packages

Training packages include a set of standards for assessing the skills and knowledge needed to perform in the workplace. They do not specify how a learner should be trained.

The Victorian training package purchasing guides include:

  • minimum and maximum payable hour allocation for each qualification
  • nominal hours for each unit of competency.

Information on nationally endorsed training packages is available on the national register.

Training packages are developed by industry reference committees and supported by skills service organisations. For further information on how training packages are developed, please see the Training Package Products Development and Endorsement Process Policy.

Training packages are regularly assessed for quality and reviewed to ensure that they continue to meet the needs of industry, students and the community.

VET accredited courses

VET accredited courses address skill requirements for industry, enterprise, education, legislative or community needs.

We offer accredited VET courses to support Victorian industry and community needs where there are no existing packages or endorsed units available. You can also search the national register of accredited courses.

These courses are approved by an accrediting body, to confirm that each course:

  • is nationally recognised
  • meets an established industry, enterprise, educational, legislative or community need
  • provides appropriate competency outcomes and a satisfactory basis for assessment
  • meets national quality assurance requirements
  • is aligned appropriately to the Australian Qualification Framework where it leads to a qualification.

Get advice

For more information on accredited courses and Victorian purchasing guides, you can contact the relevant curriculum maintenance manager service.

Building industries

Building and Construction and Civil Construction, Furnishing and Water enquiries:

Teresa Signorello

Phone: (03) 9564 1987


Business industries

Business Industries enquiries:

Jennifer Fleischer

Phone: (03) 9238 8501


Engineering industries

Automotive enquiries:

Patrick Thornton

Phone: (03) 9425 5761


Electrical/Electronics Engineering enquiries:

Steve Bryant

Phone: (03) 9286 9934


General manufacturing

General Manufacturing enquiries:

Paul Saunders

Phone: (03) 9238 8448


Human services

Community Services and Health and Arts/Entertainment and Recreation enquiries:

Autumn Shea

Phone: (03) 9214 8501


Primary industries

Primary Industries enquiries:

Anne Wiltshire

Phone: (03) 9269 1063


Service industries

General Studies and Further Education enquiries:

Tourism and Hospitality and Wholesale, Retail and Personal Services enquiries:

Alison Hollands

Phone: (03) 9919 8351


Transport enquiries:

Mandy Penton

Phone: (03) 9919 5302