About training packages

In November 2012, the Standing Council on Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment endorsed new standards for training packages. The standards replace the training package development handbook.

The standards for training packages will ensure training packages are of high quality and meet the workforce skills development needs of industry, enterprises and individuals.

The standards apply to the design and development of training packages by industry skills councils (ISCs), which are then endorsed by the National Skills Standards Council (NSSC).

Under the standards training packages will contain the following components:

  • NSSC endorsed components:
    • units of competency
    • assessment requirements (associated with each unit of competency)
    • qualifications, and
    • credit arrangements.
  • one or more quality assured companion volumes.

For more information about the NSSC go to National Skills Standards Council.

For information on nationally endorsed training packages, qualifications and units of competency, go to the training.gov.au website.

For more information on the NT industry skills council, go to the Industry Skills Advisory Council NT website.

Northern Territory implementation

Arrangement for the public funding of training package qualification and units of competency, the declaration of apprenticeships and traineeships, and the allocation of nominal hours are determined by each state and territory training authority.

The NT uses the Victorian purchasing guides for the allocation of nominal hours, for both qualifications and units of competency.

Last updated: 05 June 2019

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