The pre-qualified supplier (PQS) system provides a central register of pre-approved registered training organisations (RTOs) for the delivery of training and assessment services subsidised by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.

The PQS system is based on a performance framework for the assessment, selection and monitoring of RTOs linked to national standards and department-specific requirements in quality management.

It aims to provide training participants with a level of assurance that their chosen RTO is able to deliver high-quality, industry-standard training that best meets their skilling and learning needs, and supports employment opportunities.

Pre-qualification applies to all RTOs directly contracted by the department to deliver training and assessment services. On approval of PQS status, the department may permit RTOs to provide training services under a range of publicly-funded programs.

There are no application fees or annual registration fees directly associated with the PQS system.

If you are wishing to become, or already are a User Choice pre-qualified supplier, refer to the User Choice section of this website.

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Last updated 2 March 2018

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