The Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board’s (VETAB) is a NSW statutory body established by the NSW Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Act 1990. VETAB has three main functions, which are:
VETAB’s functions are managed by a dedicated team within the NSW Department of Education and Training, with Board members having legislated responsibilities under the Act.
The structure of VETAB is under review and will soon be incorporated into the Department of Education
All training organisations (including ASPA, and TAFE institutes) that issue Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and statements of attainment must be registered by a State or Territory recognition authority. The Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board (VETAB) is the recognition authority for NSW, and it grants registration for up to five years.
Only Registered Training Organisations (RTOs):
An organisation that is not registered may offer training or assessment services, but cannot issue nationally recognised qualifications.
Scope of registration
Scope of registration refers to the products and services that a training organisation is registered to provide. RTOs provide:
ASPA’s application for registration specified its proposed scope of registration. VETAB is the authority that approves that registration and approves variation to the scope to offer additional qualifications.