As a registered training organisation (RTO), the Institute operates within the Vocational Education and
Training Quality Framework (VETQF) and the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) delivering nationally recognised
qualifications and Units of Competency.
Operating under the
VET Quality Framework
and Australian Qualifications Framework
the Institute provides:
- quality training and assessment across all operations;
- management systems which are responsive to the needs of clients, staff, stakeholders and the
environment in which they operate;
- flexible, innovative services which are introduced in a systematic and sustainable way;
- continuous improvement of training and assessment, client services and management systems,
the assessment of which is based on outcomes, access and equity and maximises outcomes for clients.
What is a registered training organisation (RTO)?
Registered training organisations (RTOs) are providers and assessors of nationally recognised training.
Only RTOs can issue nationally recognised qualifications.
In order to become registered, the Institute has to meet the standards set by the
VET Quality Framework.
These standards ensures a very high quality of Vocational Education and Training (VET) services throughout Australia.
To ensure ANITAD continues to deliver quality training and assessment, our registration must be audited and renewed by
the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)
at least every five years. ASQA can audit the Institute at any time during its period of registration.
The Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) logo
The NRT logo is a distinguishable mark of quality for promoting and certifying national vocational
education and training leading to AQF qualifications or Statements of Attainment.
The NRT logo can only be used by registered training organizations (RTOs), State and Territory
registering/course accrediting bodies. Use of the logo means:
- the provider is an RTO the organisation is registered to offer the training and
assessment services advertised;
- training and assessment lead to nationally recognised
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or statements of attainment;
- the organisation is complying with the quality requirements of the standards and that
information in the advertising is correct and ethical.
What is the VET quality framework (VETQF)?
VET Quality Framework
is aimed at achieving greater national consistency in the way providers are registered
and monitored and in how standards in the vocational education and training (VET) sector are enforced.
The VET Quality Framework comprises:
What is a nationally accredited qualification?
A nationally accredited qualification is one that has been quality assessed and recognised in
compliance with the Australian Qualifications Framework. An accredited qualification ensures formal
recognition of a qualification across the Australian education and training sector
(e.g. Universities, TAFE, schools and colleges, private RTO's) as well all other industries
which require proof of a formal qualification.
Australian Qualifications Framework 2013 (second edition)
The database of accredited qualifications and units of competency can
be found at www.training.gov.au.
What is a Unit of Competency?
Units of competency are the nationally agreed statements of the skills and knowledge required for effective performance in a particular job or job function. Units of competency describe work outcomes as agreed by industry. As such, they do not describe the procedures necessary to perform a particular role, but rather, identify the skills and knowledge, as outcomes, that contribute to the whole job function. Each unit of competency describes:
- a specific work activity and what it involves;
- particular skills (and level of skills) that are needed to perform the work activity;
- conditions under which the work activity may be conducted;
- knowledge and skills required to perform the work activity;
- foundation skills required to perform the work activity;
- how learners can show they are competent in the work activity;
- performance and knowledge evidence that must be considered in assessing competency of the unit;
- conditions under which evidence for assessment must be gathered.
Units of competency are not aligned to levels within the AQF because units of competency can be included across a range of qualification levels. However, the qualification in which a unit is first packaged in a training package is indicated in the unit code.