REVIEW OF THE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET) DATA POLICY
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Submissions to the review of the National VET Provider Collection Data Requirements Policy (the Review) closed on 16 September 2016. Public submissions to the Review are available for viewing here.
The VET Data Policy outlines the requirements on all registered training Organisations (RTOs) to report their nationally recognised training, and to support the objectives of the national VET data collection. These objectives are to increase the transparency and efficiency of the VET sector, support understanding of Australia’s VET market, and to enhance management of the national training system.
This helps students, business, industry, training providers and governments to make informed choices.
The VET Data Policy includes the VET Data Protocol, which sets out the principles and commitments for the storage and disclosure of VET information. The Protocol aims to provide broad access to VET data to all VET data users, whilst safeguarding the privacy and confidentiality needs of individuals and organisations, including RTOs, that contribute data to the collection.
This Review provides an opportunity to consider whether the VET Data Policy is working as intended. Broad consultation has been undertaken to allow all interested parties to raise issues of concern to them. The consultations have included public submissions, an online survey, and targeted interviews with some key stakeholders.
The Department of Education and Training (the department) is now engaged with an all-jurisdictional working group to assess the issues that arose out of the consultations. This will involve further direct consultations with stakeholders where necessary to clarify issues and, if necessary, to explain specific proposed changes to the policy that may impact particular VET bodies.
The Review should be completed by the end of this year, with the revised policy available in the first half of 2017.
The issues paper released to assist with the public consultations is available here.
If you have any questions about the review or the policy please contact the department at: