Useful links

ACT Wage Advice Service

The ACT Wage and Entitlements Information Service provides information to employers and Australian Apprentices (current and prospective) to assist understanding of workplace entitlements, including ACT Australian Apprentice pay and conditions.

Contact the Service by telephone on 1300 278 681 (9am to 5pm each ACT business day) or by email to

Adult Learning Australia

Adult Learning Australia is the largest national peak body for adult and community education.

Australian Apprenticeships

Australian Apprenticeships is the Australian Government website for information and assistance with Australian Apprenticeships.

Australian Apprenticeships Pathways

Australian Apprenticeship Pathways provides Australian Apprenticeships and traineeships information and resources to people considering career options, employers looking at recruitment, and those providing support and advice to students and job hunters.

Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework is the policy for regulated qualifications in the Australian education and training system.

Australian Skills and Quality Authority

The Australian Skills and Quality Authority is the national regulator of Australian vocational education and training providers and ensures that those providers are delivering quality training and assessment services.

Australian Training Awards

The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for the vocational education and training sector, recognising individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia.

Canberra Institute of Technology

The Canberra Institute of Technology offers apprenticeship and certificate level training through to diplomas, bachelor degrees and graduate certificates.

Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS)

CRICOS is the official Australian Government website that lists all Australian education providers that offer courses to people studying in Australia on student visas and the courses offered.

Fair Work Commission

The Fair Work Commission is Australia’s national workplace relations tribunal. It is an independent body with power to carry out a range of functions, some of which include dealing with applications in relation to unfair dismissal and resolving a range of collective and individual workplace disputes through conciliation, mediation and in some cases public tribunal hearings.

Fair Work Ombudsman

The Fair Work Ombudsman assists you to understand your rights and responsibilities at work and encourages compliance with Australia’s workplace laws.

My Skills

The My Skills website is the national directory of vocational education and training (VET) organisations and courses. It is an Australian Government initiative to enable consumers to search for, and compare, VET courses and training providers.

National Centre for Vocational Education Research

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is the national professional body responsible for collecting, managing, analysing and communicating research and statistics on the Australian vocational education and training sector.

National Code of Good Practice for Australian Apprenticeships

The National Code of Good Practice for Australian Apprenticeships has been developed to ensure Employers and Apprentices entering into a Training Contract have a clear understanding of each other’s obligations and expectations throughout the lifetime of an Australian Apprenticeship. is the official Australian Government website for international students. Search for courses, institutions and scholarships, read about studying and living in Australia, watch stories from other students, and learn about Australian education. is the National Register on vocational education and training in Australia.


VOCEDplus is a free international research database for tertiary education, especially as it relates to workforce needs, skills development, and social inclusion.

WorkSafe ACT

WorkSafe ACT enforces the ACT’s health and safety and workers’ compensation laws through a mixture of education and compliance activities.

WorldSkills Australia

WorldSkills Australia is a social enterprise that passionately believes skills drive the future of young people, and of Australia.

Glossary of terms

ACE: Adult Community Education

ANP: Apprenticeship network provider

AQF: Australian Qualifications Framework

ASBA: Australian School-based Apprenticeship

ASIC: Australian Securities and Investments Commission

ASQA: Australian Skills Quality Authority

AVETARS: the ACT Vocational Education and Training Administration Records System

AVETMISS: Australian Vocational Education and Training Management Information Statistical Standard

AVMS: ACT VET Management System

Australian Apprenticeships: Includes both traineeships and apprenticeships which provide an opportunity to combine practical work with structured learning and can lead to a nationally recognised qualification

Australian Apprenticeships training delivery agreement: Registered training organisations that choose fee for service in which they negotiate fees directly with the employer and do not access user choice funding are required to complete a training delivery agreement

CRICOS: Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses of Overseas Students

Fee-for-Service: Registered training organisations may choose to negotiate fees for the delivery of Australian Apprenticeships directly with the employer and not apply for user choice funding

Funded training initiatives: The ACT Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate provides funding and administers national funding for a variety of programs related to the vocational education and training and community education sectors

Group training: A service whereby an organisation employs Australian Apprentices under a training contract and places them with host employers

GTO: Group training organisation

Host employer: An organisation that hosts, under a written agreement, an Australian Apprentice employed at that time by a group training organisation

ISC: Industry Skills Council

LLN: Language, literacy and numeracy program

NCVER: National Centre for Vocational Education Research

RPL: Recognition of prior learning

RTO: Registered training organisation

Schedule: Schedules set out the requirements applicable to specific training initiatives which funding recipients must comply with if they wish to receive funding pursuant to that funded training initiative

Skills recognition: Skills recognition provides an opportunity for people to gain formal recognition of existing skills and work experience that can contribute to a nationally recognised qualification

STA: State Training Authority

Training contract:A legal contract for vocational training between an employer and Australian Apprentice

TYIMS: Training and Youth Internet Management System

User Choice: Funded training initiative which funds registered training organisations for the delivery of training to Australian Apprentices.

VET: Vocational education and training