VET Quality Framework

The Vocational Education and Training Quality Management System (VETQMS) is a comprehensive organisation-wide approach to continuous improvement, which focuses on ensuring the consistency of quality VET products and services. The approach requires the involvement of all CDU staff to focus on ways to improve VET products, services and processes to maximise student outcomes and satisfaction throughout their learning experiences. The approach takes into account the needs of all stakeholders to ensure access to training that is relevant, responsive, flexible and timely. The VETQMS policy addresses both the management of VET provisions (the system) as well as the nature of the learning experience and the outcomes (learning and teaching).

The VETQMS is designed to comply with the VET Quality Framework comprising:

  • Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015, or its’ successor
  • Fit and Proper Person Requirements
  • Financial Viability Risk Assessment Requirements
  • Data Provision Requirements
  • Australian Qualifications Framework.

In addition to the VET Quality Framework, the VETQMS also complies with the Standards for Training Packages, Standards for VET Accredited Courses and the Standards for VET Regulators. Further aspects of the legislative context include:

  • Educational Services for Overseas Students (ESOS)
  • Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS)
  • Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

At a strategic level the VETQMS provides a framework for achieving high quality VET outcomes and maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements. At an operational level the VETQMS provides a set of procedures, guidelines, tip sheets, checklists, templates and forms to:

  • Guide staff in planning, designing, implementing, reviewing and improving VET products, services, practices and processes; and
  • Instruct staff in collecting evidence for demonstrating compliance within the national regulatory framework.


Terms of Reference

External Links

Users' Guide to the Standards for RTOs 2015