Vocational and Technical Education update 


Staff changes in AQPVTE

Following the retirement of Bruce Keeley, Accreditation Officer in Academic Quality, Planning & VTE, Peter Burkhard has been appointed in an acting capacity until the recruitment process is finalised. Peter, who can be contacted on 8946 6531, has responsibility for:

  • Australian Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • Creative Arts and Humanities
  • Law and Business
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Trades.

For all scope, accreditation, course/qualification changes, apprenticeship database, etc. matters in these schools please contact Peter.

Changes to the VTE Quality System

From 1 July 2007 the quality system that underpins the national Vocational and Technical Education (VTE) sector will be significantly different. Whilst still called the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF), it will be outcomes rather than inputs focused. For RTOs the AQTF 2007 framework consists of:

  • Essential standards for registration that each RTO must meet, and also
  • Excellence criteria that RTOs may voluntarily apply to be assessed against, under a separate process.

Comments are now being sought for the User Guide to Essential Standards for Registration which is available at: www.deet.nt.gov.au/training/newsroom/aqtf_standards_review.shtml

Please provide comments to Aaron Devine, Director VTE, by Monday 5 February.