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The effectiveness of all vocational education and training (VET) systems is in the main dependent on the quality and dynamic nature of policymaking and governance arrangements. Policies are developed by relevant government agencies, either working unilaterally or in partnership with industry, and other private sector parties. If these policies are responsive to the changing political and organisational cultures in which they are embedded, they can enable governments to respond appropriately to the changing needs of different groups and industry sectors. Governance in VET provides clear guidelines for action for both the regulator and the regulated. Combined with policymaking, governance covers: relevance and quality of training; the adequacy of staffing and financial resources to support the training; and the need for accountability.