About the Australian Qualification System & VET

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
This is a quality assured national framework of qualifications in the school, vocational education and training (VET)   and higher education sectors in Australia.

This Framework links together all qualifications and is a highly visible,
quality-assured national system of educational recognition which promotes lifelong learning and a seamless and diverse education and training system.

Registered Training Organisations (RTOs)
RTOs are providers and assessors of nationally recognised training.

Only RTOs can issue nationally recognised qualifications and Statements of Attainment.

To become registered, training providers must meet the Australian Quality Training Framework 2007  standards. This ensures the quality of Vocational Education and Training (VET) services throughout Australia.

Training organisations register to provide nationally recognised training with its relevant state or territory registration authority.

State and Territory Registering Authorities (STAs)
Each Australian STA is accountable to their minister, who is a member of the Ministerial Council for Vocational and Technical Education (MCVTE).  It is the responsibility of each STA to:  support training organisations, employers and the community on VET issues and to accredit courses and register training providers within the Australian Quality Training Framework 2007 (AQTF2007)

Hayton College is a NSW based college,  registered by ASQA provide accredited training in  Units of Competency from the SIT12  Training Package including:


Where you see the logo next to a course name it indicates that the course is accredited and leads to nationally recognised qualifications.

Successful completion of the above Units of Competency leads to the issuance of a Statement of Attainment.

Hayton College: RTO number = 4560

VET and Hayton Travel College

Vocational Education and Training (also known as VET) is education and training that focuses on providing skills for the workplace.

VET provides the skills which will help people to either:

* Join the workforce for the first time
* Re-join the workforce after a break
* Upgrade skills in their chosen field
* Move into a different career

Vocational skills based courses are offered in colleges, community centres, training institutes and other RTOs.

VET courses focus on providing “real world” occupational skills as opposed to University courses which usually focus on theory and professional career paths.

VET qualifications include Certificates I, II, III and IV, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas and selected Degrees.

Hayton’s VET courses cover basic vocational skills for particular occupations (e.g. travel and tourism, hospitality) and the certificates issued are called Statements of Attainment.  These Statements of  Attainment are issued after students demonstrate competence in assessments for a particular “Unit of Competency”

Vocational education and training (VET) is ‘education and training for work’ and part of a broader educational network in Australia that includes schools, universities and adult and community education.

The Australian VET system is one of the most sophisticated in the world because it is, industry-led and the employers, unions and professional associations of an industry define the outcomes that are required from training. The system is also National and jointly-managed by state,territory and Australian governments, in partnership with industry and training providers. The VET system is also client focused, clients of the VET system are employers and individuals who use it or intend to use it.  This simple, flexible and relevant system responds to client needs.