Industry coverage

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Last updated 3 November 2016
Last updated 11/03/2016

The industry coverage for industry training organisations (ITOs) is set out in the gazetted coverage statement which recognises the ITO under Section 5 of the Industry Training and Apprenticeships Act 1992.

Effectively this is a ‘licence to trade’ within this industry coverage – to set skill standards and to arrange the delivery of industry training leading to the achievement of those standards.

ITOs can apply for recognition of a specific industry at any time. Applications are assessed against the criteria set out in Sections 6 and 7 of the Industry Training and Apprenticeships Act 1992. Where there is sufficient information, we then make a recommendation to the Minister responsible for tertiary education.

Approval of an application for recognition does not necessarily mean that the ITO will be funded for arranging training for that industry. Decisions about the level of funding for an ITO are made as part of the Investment Plan process.

Employers that fall outside of an ITO’s industry coverage may seek approval to have their training managed by that ITO through the exceptions-based ‘Employer Choice Policy’ (Word, 280 Kb).