As many as three out of four providers of vocational and educational training providers have given students across construction and other sectors substandard training and/or inadequate assessments, according to the national regulator for vocational education across the country.

Figures contained in the latest annual report of the Australian Skills Quality Authority show that in 2013/14, 75 per cent of training providers which the agency audited were unable to demonstrate compliance with Standard 15 of the Standards for NVR RTOs 2012, the core standard  which defines acceptable practices regarding…