Training Packages are a key feature of vocational education and training in Australia. A training package is a set of nationally endorsed qualifications, standards and guidelines used to recognise and assess the skills and knowledge that people need to perform effectively in the workplace. Training packages are reviewed and developed by Skills Service Organisations with support from Industry Reference Committees. Australian Industry Standards is the Skills Service Organisation with responsibillity for all the logistics-related Training Packages.
The basic element of a Training Package is a Unit of Competency. Each qualification consists of core and/or elective Units of Competency which cover knowledge and skills that workers require in performing a particular job. Where an individual achieves one or more Units of Competency without completing a qualification, a Statement of Attainment is issued to recognise their achievement.
National Qualifications are achieved when a learner has been assessed as completing the required combination of Units of Competency for their chosen profession.
While qualifications often relate to particular occupations, Skill Sets are single units of competency, or combinations of units of competency which link to a licence or regulatory requirement, or a defined industry need. Skill Sets identified and developed within training packages are formally recognised on a Statement of Attainment.
To get more information on training packages, please visit training.gov.au or the relevant Skills Service Organisation.
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