Request for Tender for the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN)

The Request for Tender for the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) was released on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 and is available at

For more information on the Request for Tender, visit the AASN page.

The training and skills sector, also known as vocational education and training (VET), gives Australians the opportunity to gain the skills they need to enter the workforce for the first time, to re-enter the workforce, to retrain for a new job, or to upgrade their skills for an existing job.

The Australian Government takes a lead role in promoting a post-school education and training system that is nationally consistent and coherent, responsive to individual, industry and community needs and recognised as providing quality outcomes. To achieve this, the Australian Government works with state and territory governments, education and training providers and industry.

Assistance for industry, business and employers

Assistance for individuals

Assistance for trainers and practitioners

VET Reform

Following the release of the 2014-15 Federal Budget, the Department of Industry has prepared some answers to frequently asked questions about the Australian Government’s new initiatives and the reforms taking place in the VET sector.

These answers, as well as additional information on how to register your interest in upcoming initiatives such as the Industry Skills Fund, are available on the VET reform website.

Awards and events

Skills recognition and international connections

Regulation, reforms and initiatives

Related agencies, committees and councils

Resources and publications

Industry Portfolio Regulation Reform

The portfolio is committed to a regulation reform agenda as a means of unlocking productivity and competitiveness gains for industry.

Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda

The Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda was announced on 14 October 2014. It focuses on providing the right economic incentives to enable businesses, big and small, to grow. It contains immediate reforms which will boost competitiveness and a range of proposals for public consultation.