An initiative of the Australian Flexible Learning Framework
(the Framework), the VET Preferred Standards form the basis
of an integrated approach for nationally agreed standards-based
technical interoperability in the Australian vocational education
and training sector.
The VET Preferred Standards deal with technical standards,
i.e., hardware and software protocols and information structures
which enable communications and information technology devices
and software to support the delivery of online learning material
to students, operate effectively and efficiently, and allow
communication with information technology equipment serving
other teachers and learners.
Workshops and other project activities involving representatives
from States and Territories engaged in the identification
of standards, the use of which would promote interoperability
across the VET sector. These standards were approved by the
ANTA CEOs and recommended for adoption across the sector.
Known as the VET Preferred Standards, the list was updated
in March 2003 and are avavilable online.