Who has overall responsibility for Vocational Education and Training in Australia?
The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) is the federal government department responsible for vocational education and training (VET) in Australia. The DEEWR was established on 3 December 2007, bringing together elements of the former Departments of Education, Science and Training, Employment and Workplace Relations and the Youth and Early Childhood functions from the Department of Family, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. For further information about DEEWR, go to http://www.deewr.gov.au/. Through DEEWR, the federal government has worked with state and territory governments and with industry to develop a national training system for more than fifteen years. Training Packages are one component of the national training system which provides the basis for high quality, industry developed and nationally recognised training to about one in eight working-age Australians. Through a national network of over 4,000 public and private Registered T