The Skills Assure initiative was announced as part of the Skills for Queensland: Great training for quality jobs strategy. Skills Assure will provide a clear endorsement of those training providers subsidised by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.
The department will implement the Skills Assure initiative from 1 July 2020 for most pre-qualified suppliers (PQS). Skills Assure will be rolled out for new entrants in September 2020.
The Skills Assure supplier (SAS) system provides a central register of pre-approved registered training organisations (RTOs) who have met the department's entry requirements to deliver training and assessment services subsidised by the department. This gives vocational education and training (VET) students, parents and employers confidence that the training delivered by these RTOs will develop skills that are valued by industry and will lead to employment.
The SAS 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 SAS 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 SAS system.
If you are wishing to become, or already are a User Choice Skills Assure supplier, refer to the User Choice section of this website.