This page lists various resources such as fact sheets, guides and instructions, FAQs and more, collated in one spot for Skills Assure suppliers.

Key words

SAS – Skills Assure supplier
VET – vocational education and training
Department – Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
VET Investment programs – in 2020–21 this includes Certificate 3 Guarantee and Higher Levels Skills

Topic Resource links
Assessment of overseas qualifications The department's Overseas Qualification Unit may be able to assess higher level vocational and university qualifications you have gained overseas, giving you an indication of the general educational comparability in Australian terms.
Overseas qualification recognition
Assessing your qualifications
VET in Schools (VETiS) FAQs
VET Investment programs Certificate 3 Guarantee FAQs
What qualifications and skill sets are funded under VET Investment?
Priority Skills List
Free TAFE for Year 12 graduates FAQs
User Choice FAQs for Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) providers – administration of apprenticeships and traineeships
Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training FAQs
Incentives offered for apprenticeships and traineeships
FAQs for employers of apprentices and trainees
Audits – FAQs for group training organisations (GTOs)
Access support for apprentices and trainees who need extra help
Training plans and employer resource assessments
What are the acceptable alternatives to handwritten signatures?
Electronic signing policy – FAQs for AASN providers (PDF, 241KB)
Free apprenticeships for under 25s FAQs
Topic Resource links
Certificate 3 Guarantee (C3G) Registered training organisation (RTO) fact sheet (PDF, 137KB)
Overview of the C3G program for RTOs. 
Student fact sheet (PDF, 70KB)
Overview of the C3G program for students. 
Support for disadvantaged learners fact sheet (PDF, 142KB)
Information for SAS on providing flexible training pathways to certificate III qualifications for under-represented groups, such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, disadvantaged learners, people with disability and adult prisoners. 
Higher Level Skills (HLS) Registered training organisation (RTO) fact sheet (PDF, 138KB)
Overview of the HLS program for RTOs.
Higher Level Skills – for students
Overview of the HLS program for students.
Higher Level Skills skill set fact sheet (PDF, 117KB)
Outlines what a skill set is and how a SAS can add skill sets to their SAS application/SAS Agreement. 
VET Investment programs Foundation skills 
Aims to equip students enrolling in vocational education and training with the skills and abilities required to successfully complete a vocational qualification.
SAS third party arrangements (subcontractor) fact sheet (PDF, 165KB)
Outlines circumstances when a SAS is able to subcontract to a third party to deliver training and assessment services under its SAS Agreement.(and associated policies, procedures and standards).
Priority Skills List fact sheet (PDF, 131KB)
The Priority Skills List identifies qualifications and skill sets that attract a government subsidy under the VET Investment budget. 
Student training and employment survey fact sheet (PDF, 149KB)
SAS must ensure students complete this survey within 3 months of completing or discontinuing training under the VET Investment programs.

Student training and employment survey template (XLSX, 62KB)
AVETMISS
(Australian Vocational Education and Training Management Information Statistical Standard)
What is AVETMISS? – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
Information about the collection of AVETMISS data, including resources and assistance for the submission of accurate data.
Correcting data errors when submitting AVETMISS data.
Inclusivity in training Skills Disability Support resources for RTOs
Priority Skills List localities and location loadings list (XLSX, 179KB)
SAS marketing and disclosure directive (PDF, 155KB)
Outlines the requirements that SAS must comply with when undertaking activities to market the training and assessment services under their SAS Agreement to prospective students. 
VET Investment programs SAS policy 2020–21 for Queensland VET Investment programs (PDF, 327KB)
The purpose of this policy is to outline performance standards and expectations for SAS, and the terms and conditions for accessing Queensland Government funding to deliver training and assessment services under VET Investment programs. 
Copy of SAS Agreement (for Queensland VET Investment programs) (PDF, 547KB)
The Agreement sets out the terms and conditions on which the department will provide funding to an approved SAS and on which the SAS must deliver training and assessment services under VET Investment programs. 
Variations to the SAS Agreement
Information on what, when and how the SAS Agreement Delivery Schedule can be varied. 
User Choice Registered training organisation (RTO) User Choice SAS 2020–21 policy (PDF, 217KB)
This document explains the Skills Assure supplier framework for registered training organisations who wish to deliver apprenticeship and traineeship training and assessment services under the User Choice program. 
User Choice policy 2020–21 (PDF, 339KB)
The purpose of this policy is to outline performance standards and expectations for SAS, and the terms and conditions for accessing Queensland Government funding to deliver training and assessment services under the User Choice program. 
Copy of SAS Agreement (for User Choice) (PDF, 542KB)
The Agreement sets out the terms and conditions on which the department will provide funding to an approved SAS and on which the SAS must deliver training and assessment services under the User Choice program. 
User Choice qualification and price list (XLSX, 145KB)
User Choice localities and location loadings list (XLSX, 970KB)
Apprenticeship and traineeship information sheets
VET Investment programs SAS audit evidence requirements (PDF, 1MB)
Provides SAS delivering training and assessment under VET Investment programs with general advice on types of evidence necessary to assist in demonstrating and maintaining compliance under the SAS Agreement and associated policies.
User Choice SAS audit evidence requirements (PDF, 697KB)
Provides SAS delivering training and assessment under the User Choice program with general advice on types of evidence necessary to assist in demonstrating and maintaining compliance under the SAS Agreement and associated policies. 
 Historical evidence requirements documents from previous years

Last updated 1 January 2021

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