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Vocational Education and Training Act 1996

Description: A short description of the legislation.

The Western Australia Vocational Education and Training Act 1996 is legislation governing the provision of vocational education and training (VET) in the state. It outlines the framework for the administration, regulation, and funding of VET programs. The Act aims to promote access to high-quality training, skill development, and industry-relevant qualifications. It establishes standards for training providers, assessment procedures, and accreditation processes. By aligning training with industry needs and workforce demands, the Act supports economic growth, employment opportunities, and lifelong learning in Western Australia.

Application to Australian agriculture: Where the legislation is applicable.

The WA Vocational Education and Training Act 1996 impacts the agricultural industry by providing vocational training programs tailored to agricultural practices. It ensures skill development, workforce capability, and innovation within the sector, supporting sustainability and productivity in Western Australia's agricultural workforce.

Compliance information: Often the evidence of compliance against a piece of legislation is that there is not a breach of the Act. Where appropriate, the developers of this database have listed evidence which could be used to show compliance if a breach was to be found. Many Best Management Practice (BMP) schemes and other certifications in Australian agriculture include this evidence for accreditation.

The following documentation/information is required to provide evidence of compliance.

(1) Accreditation Certificate (2) Course Accreditation (3) Student Enrollment Records (4) Reports on Training Outcomes

Additional information: The entity this legislation originates from.

Western Australian Training Accreditation Council →

Source documents: Links to the legislation documents.