National Standards for group training organisations
The National Standards for group training organisations provide a formal framework that promotes national consistency and quality for the provision of group training services across Australia. View the National Standards on the Department of Industry.
On 24 May 2002, the Australian National Training Authority Ministerial Council (now the Ministerial Council for Vocational and Technical Education) endorsed the National Standards as the quality arrangements in each state and territory for group training organisations seeking government funding. In 2004, a review of the National Standards was undertaken and some minor changes were made which became effective from 1 January 2006.
The National Standards:
- provide the framework for a nationally consistent, robust, group training service brand
- assist group training organisations to monitor and improve their organisation's strategic, operational, and financial planning, and performance
- provide federal, state and territory governments with a consistent basis for the recognition, support and monitoring of group training organisations.
The Department of Education, Training and Employment has extended the requirement that all recognised group training organisations in Queensland must be compliant against the National Standards, whether or not the organisations are seeking, or receiving, Joint Group Training Program funding and/or Commonwealth group training targeted program funding or incentives.
More information about compliance against the National Standards on the about audits page.