The recommendations from the Year 2000 Preferred Standards Project are intended to support the realisation of the shared vision of national cooperation in applying technology to Vocational Education and Training.
The Preferred Standards are relevant to circumstances where national cooperation is agreed to be desirable. Such circumstances could include
The Preferred Standards are relevant to individual Training Organisations in circumstance where they wish to
The recommendations are not intended to replace State and Territory whole of government arrangements that have been established for other purposes.
It is important that the standards are called Preferred Standards. In accepting the recommendations, Australian National Training Authority CEOs in no way agree to use them under all circumstances.
The recommendations are particularly aimed at online learning. They are intended to indicate the standards required in client hardware and software used by students. They are not intended to influence SOEs (Standard Operating Environments) used by staff for administrative purposes.
The Project was concerned with standards applicable to the delivery of online training to students. The Project did not consider standards for the administration of students or finances.