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Prosafe deliver training through the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) which provides a comprehensive, nationally consistent framework for all qualifications in post-compulsory education and training in Australia. In the vocational education and training (VET) sector it assists national consistency for all trainees, learners, employers and providers by enabling national recognition of qualifications and Statements of Attainment.

Training Package qualifications in the VET sector must comply with the guidelines of the AQF.

What is a Training Package?

A Training Package is an integrated set of nationally endorsed Competency Standards, Assessment Guidelines and AQF qualifications for a specific industry, industry sector or enterprise.

Each Training Package:

  • provides a consistent and reliable set of components for training, and recognising and assessing people’s skills, and may also have optional support materials
  • enables nationally recognised qualifications to be awarded through direct assessment of workplace competencies
  • encourages the development and delivery of flexible training that suits individual and industry requirements
  • encourages learning and assessment in a work-related environment which leads to verifiable workplace outcomes.

How do Training Packages encourage flexibility?

Training Packages describe the skills and knowledge needed to perform effectively in the workplace without prescribing how people should be trained.

Training Packages acknowledge that people can achieve vocational competency in many ways by emphasising what the learner can do, not how or where they learned to do it. For example, some experienced workers might be able to demonstrate competency against the units of competency and even gain a qualification without completing a formal training program.

With Training Packages, assessment and training may be conducted at the workplace, off the job, at a training organisation, during regular work, or through work experience, work placement, work simulation or any combination of these.

Who can deliver and assess using Training Packages?

Training and assessment using Training Packages must be conducted by a registered training organisation (RTO) that has the qualifications or specific units of competency on its scope of registration, or that works in partnership with another RTO.