Registered training organisations
The Australian Quality Training Framework requires the integration of occupational licensing requirements, where applicable, into the delivery of training packages and accredited courses.
As a result numerous opportunities exist for registered training organisations in Queensland to deliver a range of qualifications, units of competency and accredited courses which meet occupational licensing requirements as legislated by industry regulators.
The bulk of training for these purposes are related to occupational health and safety and are in industry areas such as building and construction, transport and maritime.
It is expected that the number of nationally recognised vocational education and training courses to meet occupational licensing requirements will increase over time as more industry regulators integrate their requirements into the vocational education and training system in line with Council of Australian Governments productivity reforms.
Registered training organisations intending to add licensing courses or units of competency to their scope of registration need to be aware that the often licensing or regulatory authorities will require additional registration requirements before registered training organisations can deliver the course for licensing purposes.
Below are links to industry regulator information on licensing outcome requiring delivery by an registered training organisation:
- construction induction on the Department of Employment and Industrial Relations website
- high risk work licensing (prescribed occupations) on the Department of Employment and Industrial Relations website
- transport of dangerous goods on the Queensland Transport website.
The department has a Licensing Relations unit which is available to provide relevant information and assistance to registered training organisations delivering, or wishing to deliver, training and assessment with an occupational licensing or regulatory outcome.
RTOs looking for further information should visit Licensing Line News. It provides background information to help registered training organisations understand occupational licensing as well extensive links to further information including key licensing organisations and a glossary of licensing term.
For more information visit the Licensing Line News website.
For more information contact the Licensing Relations unit on firstname.lastname@example.org.