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."