Website use and disclaimer

Website use and disclaimer

Website accessibility

The National Skills Commission (NSC) is committed to providing information and services in accessible and user-friendly formats, and are working to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 to Level AA.

We are always improving our website and the ways we can make it easy for our users to get information. If you are experiencing difficulties accessing information on this site or required an alternate document format, please contact us.

How to use this site

National Relay Service

The National Relay Service (NRS) is a government initiative that allows people who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or have a speech impairment to make and receive phone calls.

Visit the National Relay Service website for further assistance.

Translation Services

If you have difficulty speaking or understanding English call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450 for the cost of a local call.

Ask TIS National to call the appropriate number on the Contact the Department webpage.

TIS National operates nationally and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for over 160 languages and dialects.

Change the zoom level of your browser

If you are having trouble reading the text on this site, please follow the directions below to magnify the appearance of the site. If these instructions do not work for you or your browser is not on the list, please consult your browser's help or support services.

Internet Explorer

Keyboard

  • To zoom in, increasing the page size, press and hold Command/Ctrl while pressing +.
  • To zoom out, decreasing the page size, press and hold Command/Ctrl while pressing -.
  • To reset page size back to normal, press and hold Command/Ctrl while pressing 0.

Mouse

Click the Magnifying glass icon at the bottom right corner of the Internet Explorer window, or select the arrow to open the list of options and select one.

or

If your mouse has a scroll wheel, press and hold Command/Ctrl while scrolling up to zoom in and down to zoom out.

Firefox

Keyboard

  • To zoom in, increasing the page size, press and hold Command/Ctrl while pressing +.
  • To zoom out, decreasing the page size, press and hold Command/Ctrl while pressing -.
  • To reset page size back to normal, press and hold Command/Ctrl while pressing 0.

Mouse

If your mouse has a scroll wheel, press and hold Command/Ctrl while scrolling up to zoom in and down to zoom out.

Chrome

Keyboard

  • To zoom in, increasing the page size, press and hold Command/Ctrl while pressing +.
  • To zoom out, decreasing the page size, press and hold Command/Ctrl while pressing -.
  • To reset page size back to normal, press and hold Command/Ctrl while pressing 0.

Mouse

If your mouse has a scroll wheel, press and hold Command/Ctrl while scrolling up to zoom in and down to zoom out.

Opera

Keyboard

  • To zoom in, increasing the page size, press and hold Command/Ctrl while pressing +.
  • To zoom out, decreasing the page size, press and hold Command/Ctrl while pressing -.
  • To reset page size back to normal, press and hold Command/Ctrl while pressing 0.

Mouse

Click the Magnifying glass icon at the bottom right corner of the Opera window. Or, select the arrow to open the list of options and drag the slider to your preferred zoom level.

or

If your mouse has a scroll wheel, press and hold Command/Ctrl while scrolling up to zoom in and down to zoom out.

Safari

Keyboard

  • To zoom in, increasing the page size, press and hold Command/Ctrl while pressing +.
  • To zoom out, decreasing the page size, press and hold Command/Ctrl while pressing -.
  • To reset page size back to normal, press and hold Command/Ctrl while pressing 0.

Mouse

If your mouse has a scroll wheel, press and hold Command/Ctrl while scrolling up to zoom in and down to zoom out.

Accessibility – further options

The department is committed to making our online services and information accessible to as many people as possible. The following information can help provide various accessibility options.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)'s Web Accessibility Initiative has published comprehensive advice about enabling various accessibility features in different operating systems and browsers. Topics include enlarging text and images, browsing the web by keyboard and listening rather than reading.

Alternate document formats

The department endeavours to publish documents in multiple formats that have been optimised for accessibility. Documents will typically be published in PDF and DOC/DOCX formats. Please use our contact us page if you would like a document in a different format to what is already provided.

Compatible software

The department publishes information in a number of formats, depending on the content type and when it was published. If you do not have an application that will open a file made available on the department’s site there are links below to free applications you may be able to use.

  • Apache OpenOffice is a free office application suite capable of opening many common office document formats.
  • Microsoft provide a number of Office Online File Converters and Viewers which allow you to open new Microsoft Office file formats on older versions of Office or even if you don't have Office installed.

NOTE: The Australian Government does not endorse or offer warranties as to the suitability or safety of any of the above-listed products. As with any software installation, care should always be taken to verify that the software being installed is appropriate for your needs and malware-free.

Copyright and creative commons

The NSC supports and encourage the dissemination and exchange of information provided on this website.

All content on the NSC website is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence with the exception of:

Details of the Creative Commons BY 4.0 licence are available on the Creative Commons website.

Use of all or part of any material on this website must include the following attribution:

© Commonwealth of Australia

Terms under which the Commonwealth Coat of Arms can be used are set out on the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website. 

Attribution

You may link to this website at your full expense and responsibility. In doing so you must not alter any of the website's contents, frame or reformat the files, pages, images, information and materials from this website on any other website. We reserve the right to prevent linking.

Other use

If you want to use material on this website in a way that is beyond the scope of the terms of use that apply to it, ask us for authorisation. You could infringe our copyright if you use anything on this website in a way that is not permitted or otherwise allowed under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).

Please email copyright@dese.gov.au or address requests and enquiries to:

The Copyright Officer
Department of Education, Skills and Employment
GPO Box 9880 Canberra ACT 2601

Disclaimer

This website is managed by the NSC. The information on this website is presented for the purpose of delivering information to the public.

The NSC monitors the quality of the information available on this website and updates this regularly. However, the NSC does not make any representation or warranty about the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material contained on this website or on any linked site.

While we make every effort to ensure that content is accurate and up to date, you should exercise your own independent skill and judgement before you rely on it. This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their circumstances.

Links to other websites are included for convenience and do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service.

In some cases, the material on this website may incorporate or summarise views, standards or recommendations of third parties or comprise material contributed by third parties (‘third party material’). Such material is assembled in good faith, but does not necessarily reflect the considered views of the NSC, or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action. The NSC makes no representation or warranty about the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any third party information.

The NSC is not liable for any loss resulting from any action taken or reliance made by you on any information or material posted on the website (including, without limitation, third party information). You obtain access to this website at your own risk and the NSC accepts no responsibility for any interference, loss, damage or disruption to your device which arises in connection with your use of this website or any linked website. You must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you employ to obtain access to this website does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer system.