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 Vetis funding

Does the RTO delivering VETiS need to be approved?

Yes, the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) delivering Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) must be approved and registered with the appropriate regulatory authority.

In Australia, the regulatory authority responsible for registering and monitoring RTOs is the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). RTOs must meet strict quality standards and comply with regulatory requirements to become and remain registered.

The approval process involves a comprehensive assessment of the RTO's capabilities, including its governance, financial viability, educational resources, and the qualifications and experience of its trainers and assessors. Additionally, the RTO's training and assessment practices are thoroughly reviewed to ensure they align with national standards for vocational education.

Being an approved RTO demonstrates that the organisation meets the necessary criteria to deliver quality training and assessment services. Schools that partner with approved RTOs for VETiS programs can be confident that their students will receive high-quality education and relevant vocational training that aligns with industry standards.

The approval process also ensures that the RTO is continuously monitored to maintain the quality of its services. It is essential for schools and students to collaborate with registered and approved RTOs to ensure the credibility and value of VETiS programs and qualifications offered.


QLD Skills Assure funding 

Some students undertake nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualifications while they are still at school.

VET is learning which is directly related to work. Nationally recognised qualifications are developed by industry to give people the knowledge and skills they need to work in a particular job.

Students can undertake VET at school:


VETiS funding by the VET investment budget

VETiS qualifications funded by the VET investment budget are listed on the Priority Skills List. These qualifications are delivered by RTOs who have been approved by the department as Skills Assure suppliers (SAS) under the Certificate 3 Guarantee. Schools, in consultation with students and their parents, are able to choose any SAS approved to deliver the eligible qualification.

Students undertaking VETiS, funded by the VET Investment budget, can complete one employment stream qualification at the certificate I or II level.

VETiS qualifications on the Priority Skills List are at the certificate I and II level. Students who wish to access the VET investment budget to undertake a certificate III qualification should do so through a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SAT)—funding for a SAT is available under the User Choice program.

Other certificate III qualifications may be delivered and funded outside of a SAT pathway, where an industry proposal funding submission (DOCX, 429KB) is submitted by an employer or industry body to support local employment opportunities.

For further details on VETiS funded by the VET investment budget and VETiS qualifications, please refer to:


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