At regional level, VET is incorporated into the overall provision of education measures. Various educational establishments operate locally to deliver this totality of education services, including providers of initial and continuing VET. From a local government perspective, this is the object of communal education management which aims to serve every facet of civic society’s educational interest. A federal programme entitled “Local Learning”, and its continuation in the “Local Government Education Management Transfer Initiative”, shows how local government education management can be structured and how it can be further developed via transfer support. We will illustrate the experiences and results that have emerged from these programmes and map out the consequences for VET.