We’ve blogged recently about various overseas developments in the global OER movement (here and here), so it’s great to be able to highlight an Australian Government initiative in this arena as well.

Training.gov.au (TGA), the database on Vocational Education and Training in Australia, has released all Training Packages published after 16 September 2011 under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivativeWorks (CC BY-ND) 3.0 Australia Licence.

According to TGA, their system “supports the objectives of the Vocational Education & Training (VET) sector by … delivering an application through which authoring, endorsement, publication, storage and maintenance of Training Packages can occur in accordance with policies and practices established by the National Quality Council.”

These Training Packages can be found through TGA’s search page for training components.