The first national collection of VET fees and subsidies
New analysis by the National Skills Commission confirms there is substantial variation in prices, fees and subsidies for vocational education and training (VET) qualifications across Australia.
The National Skills Commission completed a study from March to August 2020 with input from States and Territories to develop an average price benchmarks database. The database forms a starting point from which to understand the variability in VET qualification pricing nationally for government subsidised qualifications. The database contains more than 17,000 observations of subsidy, fees and/or prices for government funded qualifications and skillsets.
The next stage of developing a national VET pricing framework is to understand more about the costs of delivery. To do so, the NSC is engaging with a representative sample of RTOs to collect cost information at qualification level.
Information on current VET prices, subsidies and fees will be useful throughout this process, providing a baseline comparison.