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The Victorian Skills Gateway website The Victorian Skills Gateway is a one-stop-shop of Victorian vocational education and training to help find the best option for you. It has been developed by the Victorian Department of Education and Training. Searches can be performed on occupations, courses, training providers, video and written case studies. This website is also viewable via a purpose-built smartphone interface. The courses on the Victorian Skills Gateway website are either regulated qualifications under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), or short training programs comprising units of competency from regulated qualifications. All training organisations on the Victorian Skills Gateway are registered under the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) or the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA). Although the Victorian Skills Gateway only lists courses that a training provider intends to offer during the next 12-18 months, it is important to contact the training provider directly to confirm the availability of a course. Feedback or queries about the website, or vocational training in Victoria, can be received via 131 823 or email tafe.courseline@edumail.vic.gov.au Course, occupation and training provider data All course and provider information is subject to change without notice. You should check with the relevant organisation before making any decisions based on the information in this publication. Occupation and study area descriptions are based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data. ​​ Job prospects information The occupational profiles on the Victorian Skills Gateway account for occupations in Victoria only. Data has been primarily sourced from Higher Education and Skills Group (HESG) in the Department of Education and Training (DET), the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Deloitte Access Economics.​ Occupation classification Occupations are classified based on the job title and the associated duties. The classification used for the Victorian Skills Gateway is the ABS Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO). Employment forecasts Employment forecast figures are sourced from Deloitte Access Economics (2015) Victorian employment projections for 2016 to 2031. Estimated employee earnings and hours Data for employee earnings and hours has been taken from the ABS Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours (Cat. no. 6306.0, May 2014, unpublished data). It takes into account average weekly ordinary time earnings, average weekly ordinary time hours paid for, and average hourly ordinary time earnings. Figures are intended as a guide only, rather than a prediction of future earnings. Industry classification Each occupation is classified to an industry which reflects the primary activity of the organisation in the State. Classifications have been assigned according to the ABS Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC). Regions Regions where a specific occupation is generally located is based on the region’s share of Victorian employment for the specified occupation. Regions are classified according to DET regional boundaries. Disclaimer The information on Victorian Skills Gateway website is presented by the Department of Education and Training (the Department), for the purpose of disseminating information for the benefit of the public. No warranty is given or intended to be given as to the accuracy or reliability of the information on the Victorian Skills Gateway website. Nothing on this website is to be taken as an endorsement of any RTO. Links to external websites do not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any material on those websites or of any third-party products or services offered by, from or through those websites. You should exercise your own independent skill and judgment before you rely on the material on this website. This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.