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Training Authorites

Office of Training and Adult Education (ACT)

The Training and Adult Education Branch manages the vocational education and training system in the ACT in response to national initiatives and local priorities.

Web: www.accc.gov.au

 

Department of Training (WA)

The Department of Training is committed to maximising training and employment opportunities for Western Australians. The Department of Training is responsible for planning the long-term development of the vocational education training system to meet current and future needs of industry, the community and regional areas. The site provides information on vocational education and training, news, initiatives and events, employment programs, and a diverse resource section.

Web: www.training.wa.gov.au

Department of Education and Training (NSW)

The NSW Department of Education and Training provides a range of vocational education and training (VET) policies, strategies, programs and services for specific industries and individuals. These include training programs to address skill needs in industry, particularly those in small businesses. The Department also administers the NSW apprenticeship and traineeship system and provides recognition services for people wishing to attain formal qualifications.

Web: http://www.det.nsw.edu.au/

 

 

Department of Employment, Education and Training (NT)

A new department, the Department of Employment, Education and Training has been established, comprising the former:
- NT Department of Education
- NT Employment, Education and Training
- Work Health and Electrical Safety
This new department recognises the links between education and employment, education and training and training and employment.

Web: www.deet.nt.gov.au

 

Department of Employment and Training (Qld)

The Queensland Department¹s site includes information on apprenticeship/traineeship issues, user choice, competitive tenders, funding, information for Registered Training Organisations and a customer shop front (Centre for Training Materials) for the online purchase of training products, policies, publications and range of statistical information.

Web: www.training.qld.gov.au

 

 

Department of Education, Training and Employment (SA)

The Department of Education, Training and employment has entry points for:

  • Students and the community (studying and working in SA including jobs, courses, apprenticeships and links to useful sites)
  • Businesses (funds for training, courses, training providers)
  • New apprenticeships (including training for apprentices and trainees, employer subsidies and links around Australia)
  • Registered Training Organisations (including the latest on how to become registered, quality arrangements, training packages)

Web: www.training.sa.gov.au/ovet_home.asp

 

Office of Training and Tertiary Education (VIC)

The Office of Training and Tertiary Education site has entry points for students and jobseekers, training providers, employers and industry and community training. It also lists publications and contacts, and has news and useful links.

Web: www.otfe.vic.gov.au

 

 

Office of Post- Compulsory Education and Training (TAS)

The Tasmanian Office of Post-Compulsory Education and Training, Department of Education site includes information about the office, publications, information for students and industry, current programs, legislation and links.

Web: www.opcet.tas.gov.au

 

   

 

Government Bodies ­ Training

Access to Australian Commonwealth Government Information

The Commonwealth Government Entry Point, offers comprehensive and integrated access to Federal Government information. You will find a concentrated body of Australian Commonwealth Government information through this site. www.fed.gov.au currently signposts over 500 Federal Government web sites, indexes more than 1,000,000 pages and uses both metadata and free text indexing to ensure it is a comprehensive government portal. It is the Commonwealth's aim to provide equitable access to information and the variety of access approaches available on this site will allow you to choose the method of finding information that best suits you.

Web: www.fed.gov.au

 

 

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) was created on 3 December 2007, bringing together elements of the former Departments of Education, Science and Training, Employment and Workplace Relations and the Youth and Early Childhood functions from the Department of Family, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Web: http://www.deewr.gov.au

 

 

The National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition

The National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) was established in 1989. NOOSR is the national expert and coordinating body on overseas skills assessments and recognition. Our mission is to help the overseas trained to work and study in Australia by providing information, advice and assistance in relation to the recognition of overseas qualifications and skills, and to encourage improved international arrangements for the recognition of qualifications and skills. The principal functions include provision of assessment services, information, advice and promotion of fair, equitable and transparent assessment of qualifications.

Web: www.dest.gov.au/noosr/default.htm

 

 

National Training Information Service (NTIS)

The National Training Information Service site contains a full listing of, and details about, registered training organisations, nationally recognised courses and qualifications, training packages (competency standards, nationally recognised qualifications and assessment guidelines), other competency standards and training package projects under development.

Web: www.ntis.gov.au

 

Resource Generator

The Resource Generator is an online library of resources for trainers and assessors to implement Training Packages. Tourism Training Australia¹s qualifications and units in Hospitality, Tourism and Caravans have already been loaded with a selection of resources.

Web: www.resourcegenerator.gov.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Industry Bodies / Associations

Australian Amusement Leisure and Recreation Association (AALARA)

The Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation Association Inc ("AALARA") is the peak national body representing the amusement, leisure and recreation industry of Australia. AALARA has particular responsibilities in the areas of safety, operations and management within these industries. AALARA represents professionals, businesses and operators in the following amusement, leisure and recreation industry sectors

Web: www.aalara.com.au/aalara.htm

 

 

Australian Culinary Federation

The Australian Culinary Federation is the national organisation representing professional Chefs, Cooks and Apprentices.

Web: www.austculinary.com.au

 

 

Australian Hotels Association

Established in its initial form in 1839, the AHA is an organisation of employers registered under the Workplace Relations Act 1996. The National Office is located at 24 Brisbane Avenue, Barton, Canberra, ACT. The National Board of the AHA, the governing council, is formed by delegates from each of the Branches, the number of delegates being determined by the number of hotels in each state and territory. The Board meets once a year. The web page menu includes sections on public affairs, industrial relations, accommodation and tourism, services directory, events and awards.

Web: www.aha.org.au

 

 

Australian Federation of Travel Agents

AFTA is the representative body for Australia's Travel Agents. Your AFTA Travel Agent is committed to provide you with Value, Integrity & Protection through a Code of Ethics and you know that you are dealing with somebody who is fully licensed to ensure your financial position.

Web: www.afta.com.au/www/index.cfm?pageid=1

 

Australian Tourist Commission

This site provides travel information for Australia and the Pacific/Asian region with information in the countries art and culture, cities, interactive images and much moreŠ

Web: www.australia.com/home_NZ.aust?L=en&C=AU

 

 

Australian Tourist Export Council

ATEC is the peak industry body that represents the interests of over 1000 tourism export companies throughout Australia. It has a proven history of building better business opportunities for Australia¹s tourism industry. Formed in 1972 as the Australian Incoming Tour Operators Association, it later became the Inbound Tour Operators Association and carried the name ITOA until 2000. ATEC also represents the best in Australia tourism product suppliers including accommodation providers, tour companies, attractions, airlines, cruise lines, transport, food and beverage outlets and tourism services. The Council¹s primary role is to optimise the business success of members so that the resulting economic and social impact of tourism exports for Australians is maximized.

Web: www.atec.net.au/about.htm

 

Clubs Queensland Clubs

Queensland is the industry association and union of employers for all registered and licensed Clubs in Queensland and acts as the representative body with government, statutory and regulatory authorities on all matters affecting Clubs.

Web: www.clubsqld.com.au

 

 

Clubs NSW

Clubs NSW represents 98 percent of the registered clubs in NSW (1513 clubs) providing a long list of invaluable services to its members. It is the Registered Union of Employers in this State for the club industry, holding Audit Certificate No. 100, registered in 1926 with the Industrial Arbitration Commission of NSW.

Web: www.clubsnsw.com.au/

 

Club Managers Association

The Association represents professional managers of clubs, some 2,500 of whom manage approximately two thirds of NSW licensed clubs. In this capacity, they are required to be competent in a diverse range of administrative and managerial capacities including the provision of advice to directors and implementation of all aspects of the Registered Clubs Act, Corporations Laws and other relevant legislation. The necessary expertise is gained through the activities of the educational arm of the Association, Club Management Development Australia. They offer the following services:
- Industrial Advice and Professional Legal Coverage
- Assistance in the Preparation of Employment Contracts
- Career Guidance
- Accredited Management Training & Assessment
- Educational Conferences, Trade Shows & Seminars
- Representation on Government and Industry Committees
- CCM/ACCM Industry Recognition Awards
- National Network of Club Managers & Zone Meetings
- Monthly Club Management in Australia Magazine

Web: www.cmaa.asn.au

 

 

Caravan Industry Australia

Caravan Industry Australia Ltd (CIA) is the peak body for the caravanning and camping industry in Australia. It represents manufacturers and dealers of recreational vehicles, suppliers and service providers and nearly 3000 caravan parks around Australia. CIA is comprised of a national office and state associations.

Web: www.caravanaustralia.com.au/

 

 

Ecotourism Association of Australia (EAA)

The Ecotourism Association of Australia (EAA) was formed in 1991 as an incorporated non-profit organisation, and is the peak national body for the ecotourism industry. The Association has a diverse membership that includes key industry sectors and including ecotourism accommodation, tour and attraction operators; tourism planners; protected area managers; academics and students; tourism, environmental, interpretation and training consultants; local and regional tourism associations and travellers.

Web: www.ecotourism.org.au

 

 

Hotel, Motel and Accommodation Association

HMAA is recognised as the leading authority in the Accommodation sector within Australia. HMAA represents accommodation establishments from 5 star hotels and motels to bed and breakfasts in metropolitan and regional Australia adding up to a member base of over 2000 properties. HMAA offers a range of services and opportunities which will assist accommodation properties and corporate businesses in their day-to-day activities.

Web: www.hmaa.com.au

 

Institute of Australian Tour Guides (IATG)

This website serves as a point-of-contact and informational tool for IATG members and aspiring members. Here you will find information and promotional material relating to IATG branches, membership, the hospitality industry and tour operators. All guides listed on this website are members of the Institute of Australian Tourist Guides - specialists who are dedicated to providing high standards of tourism service throughout Australia.

Web: http://www.australiantouristguides.com

 

 

Meetings Industry Association of Australia

The Meetings Industry Association of Australia is a national, independent not for profit body dedicated to fostering professionalism and excellence in all aspects of meetings management. In addition to promoting the value and effectiveness of meetings as a communications medium, MIAA also promotes meetings as a important high-yield sector of business travel and tourism. MIAA offers education programs, disseminates information, provides a forum for its members, and represents the industry to government and the wider business community. MIAA is an industry association which provides a networking base for its members, giving opportunities to further gain business; discuss issues pertaining to the market; learn new ideas through educational seminars and the annual conference; and lobby the government on issues affecting the meetings industry in Australia. It offers an opportunity for all members to speak with a common voice.

Web: www.miaanet.com.au/index.html

 

Restaurant and Catering Australia

Restaurant and Catering Australia (R&CA) is the trading name of the Restaurant & Catering Industry Association of Australia. The R&CA was formally incorporated in November 1995 as the association representing the national interests of restaurants and caterers. Members of R&CA nationally are the State Associations which represent restaurateurs and caterers. See the State Associations Section of this site for more details.

Web: http://www.restaurantcater.asn.au

 

 

Tourist Attractions Association (TAA)

The Tourist Attractions Association Incorporated (TAA) is the peak industry body for tourist attractions and associated services in New South Wales. The TAA is a non-profit organisation, whose fundamental role is to advance the character, status and interests of member tourist attractions and associated operators.

Web: www.taa.asn.au

 

TTF Australia (Tourism & Transport Forum)

TTF is a national, member-funded CEO forum, advocating the public policy interests of the 200 most prestigious corporations and institutions in the Australian transport, property, tourism & infrastructure sectors.

Web: http://www.ttf.org.au

 

 

 

 

 

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Research

Bureau of Tourism Research (BTR)

The Bureau of Tourism Research (BTR) is a joint state and federal government agency which collects, analyses and disseminates information about the Australian tourism industry to the general public, government and industry.

Web: www.btr.gov.au

 

 

CRC Sustainable Tourism

This site provides links to people, research, a bookshop and administration of the Cooperatitive Research Centres. The Cooperative Research Centres, generally known as CRCs, bring together researchers from universities, CSIRO and other government laboratories, and private industry or public sector agencies, in long-term collaborative arrangements which support research and development and education activities that achieve real outcomes of national economic and social significance.

Web: www.crctourism.com.au

 

The National Office for the Information Economy

The purpose of this web site is to help NOIE fulfil its role as Australia's lead Commonwealth agency for information economy issues, by:

  • projecting into the community information about the activities of NOIE;
  • distributing NOIE publications, media releases and other information;
  • serving as a platform for future NOIE online service delivery initiatives and online resources;
  • facilitating the exchange and distribution of information between key NOIE stakeholder groups; and
  • facilitating community and stakeholder feedback on NOIE activities.

Web: http://www.agimo.gov.au/

 

 

National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)

Australia's national vocational education and training research and development centre. NCVER is responsible for the collection of national vocational education and training statistics and for managing employer, student and graduate surveys relating to vocational education and training outcomes and performance.

Web: http://www.ncver.edu.au

 

 

 

Resources: Careers, Employment and New Apprenticeships

Australian Careers

This site offers you help choosing a career with useful occupational information and a careers quiz, provides information on new apprenticeships and has a comprehensive database of occupational attributes and job characteristics, including skills, knowledge, abilities, interests, work activities and tasks.

Web: www.jobsearch.gov.au

 

 

EdNa

EdNA Online is a service that aims to support and promote the benefits of the Internet for learning, education and training in Australia. It is organised around Australian curriculum, its tools are free to Australian educators, and it is funded by the bodies responsible for education provision in Australia - all Australian governments. As an information service, EdNA Online provides two key functions:

  • A directory about education and training in Australia;
  • A database of web-based resources useful for teaching and learning.

Web: www.edna.edu.au

 

Group Training Australia Group

Training Australia is a national association of over 120 Group Training Companies across Australia who collectively employ more than 40,000 apprentices and trainees and place them with other businesses. More than 35,000 businesses are supported by field staff who manage and monitor the training of the apprentices and trainees. The Group Training Australia website provides extensive information and includes an easy-to-use directory with full contact details for member companies around Australia.

Web: www.gtaltd.com.au

 

 

Job Guide

The Job Guide provides an in-depth look at a range of occupations, and their education and training pathways. It also gives useful information about how to work out what occupations suit you best, based on your interests and abilities.

Web: jobguide.detya.gov.au

 

My Future

Australia¹s career information service, available free on the Internet, my future is designed for all Australians wishing to explore their skills and interests, identify possible career paths, develop their career plan and research options for further study and training.

Web: http://www.myfuture.edu.au

 

 

New Apprenticeships

This site provides current information on vocational education and training on new apprenticeships for employers and students and job seekers, locations of new apprenticeship centers (NAC¹s) and also has section for careers advisors.

Web: www.newapprenticeships.gov.au

 

New Apprenticeships Centres Information Service

This site provides current information on vocational education and training, training packages and links to federal, state and territory training authorities.

Web: www.nacinfo.com.au

 

 

Seek

Seek makes job seeking and career advancement easy with a full range of useful, free services. This includes: thousands of jobs listed on SEEK by recruiters and companies around Australia and New Zealand, in all different industries and levels ‹ from accounts clerks to engineers, graduates to CEOs. There are more than 215 occupations to choose from. There is a virtual career guide, job mails and you are also able to create your own resume using the resume building tool, plus careers resources and much much more

Web: www.seek.com.au

 

World Skills Australia

WorldSkills Australia is an organisation that conducts skill competitions in over 50 trade and skill areas. Competitions are held in areas including bricklaying, garment production, commercial cookery, heavy vehicle mechanics, electrical installation and IT support.

Web: http://www.worldskills.com.au

 

 

Training Package Resources for VET in Schools

This site provides resources to assist in the implementation of Training Packages for VET in Schools programs. It includes general information, professional development, assessment materials, implementation guidelines and links to a range of resources. Each industry area site provides specialist details on implementation, assessment, support materials and resources.

Web: online.curriculum.edu.au/the_cms/tools/new-display.asp?seq=-9&industry=Vetis

 

 

 

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