State and Territory Training Authorities (STAs)

State Training Authorities are government departments in each State or Territory responsible for the operation of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system (including Australian Apprenticeships) within that jurisdiction.

Each STA participates in the formulation of national policy, planning and objectives, and promotes and implements the agreed policies and priorities in the State or Territory.

Specific areas of State or Territory responsibility include:

  • Quality of training issues
  • Quality of VET product
  • Registration and certification of Australian Apprenticeships training agreements
  • Registration and monitoring of Group Training Organisations (GTOs)
  • Employment arrangements surrounding Australian Apprentices
  • Registration and certifications of qualifications/vocations
  • Registrations and monitoring of Registered Training Organisations (RTOs)
  • Allegations of misuse of User Choice training funding

Australian Capital Territory

ACT Government
Skills Canberra
GPO Box 158, Canberra, ACT 2601
Ph: (02) 6205 8555
Web: www.cmtedd.act.gov.au/skillscanberra
Email: skills@act.gov.au

South Australia

Department of State Development
GPO Box 320, Adelaide SA 5001
Ph: 1800 673 097
Web: www.skills.sa.gov.au/apprenticeships-traineeships
Email: dsd.tas@sa.gov.au

New South Wales

Training Services NSW
NSW Department of Industry
Locked Bag 53
Darlinghurst NSW 1300
Ph: 13 28 11 or head office (02) 9266 8450
Web: training.nsw.gov.au
Email: sts.vtu@industry.nsw.gov.au

Tasmania

Skills Tasmania
GPO Box 536, Hobart, TAS 7001
Ph: 1800 655 846
Web: skills.tas.gov.au
Email: skills.tasmania.reception@skills.tas.gov.au

Northern Territory

Department of Trade, Business and Innovation
Employment and Skilling NT
GPO Box 3200 Darwin NT 0801
Ph: (08) 8999 5511
Web: www.nt.gov.au/employ/apprenticeships-and-traineeships
Email: training.nt@nt.gov.au

Victoria

For apprenticeship regulatory matters, including the regulation of Group Training Organisations:

Victorian Registration and Qualification Authority
GPO Box 2317, Melbourne VIC 3001
Ph: 1300 722 603
Web: www.vrqa.vic.gov.au
Email: vrqa.apprenticeships@edumail.vic.gov.au

For all other apprenticeship matters:

Department of Education and Training
GPO Box 4367, Melbourne VIC 3001
Ph: (03) 9637 2000
Web: www.education.vic.gov.au/training/learners/apprentices
Email: edline@edumail.vic.gov.au

Queensland

Department of Education andTraining 
LMB 527 GPO, Brisbane QLD 4001
Ph: 1800 210 210
Web: training.qld.gov.au
Additional website: www.apprenticeshipsinfo.qld.gov.au
Email:apprenticeshipsinfo@qld.gov.au

Western Australia

Department of Training and Workforce Development
Apprenticeship Office

Locked Bag 16, Osborne Park DC WA 6916
Ph: 13 19 54 (local) or (08) 6551 5499 (interstate)
Web: www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/apprenticeshipoffice
Email: apprenticeshipoffice@dtwd.wa.gov.au