Queensland passes VET bill
The Queensland Government has announced the passage of its Vocational Education and Training (Commonwealth Powers) Bill, which cedes authority to regulate registered training organisations (RTOs) to the Federal Government.
John-Paul Langbroek, the Minister for Education, Training and Employment said this Bill would transition Queensland to a national regulatory system of Vocational Education and Training, introducing a single national VET regulator.
“The VET Sector is a significant part of Queensland’s economy and the move to national regulation will ensure integrity and the highest quality training are provided,” Mr Langbroek said.
“By referring power before 1 July 2012 the Newman Government will be able to save a total of around $3 million per year through staffing reductions by transferring departmental employees to the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) under a favourable and voluntary agreement with individual staff."