Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to establish a national regulator for the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

n 2009 the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to establish a national regulator for the vocational education and training (VET) sector. The new regulator will be an independent Commonwealth statutory authority.
The new regulator is being established through:
* a referral of powers by the states (other than Victoria and Western Australia), and
* the exercise of the Commonwealth’s constitutional powers in the territories.
There will be a transition period for transfer of registration from state and territory regulators to the national regulator.
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