Article 8 of the Federal Vocational and Professional Education and Training Act (VPETA, SR 412.10) stipulates that providers of upper-secondary-level vocational education and training (VET) and tertiary-level professional education are responsible for quality improvement. Within the Swiss VET sector, the QualiCarte tool has been created for the purpose of enabling host companies to assess the quality of apprenticeship training. The QualiCarte includes approximately thirty quality indicators presented in the form of a checklist showing the main stages of apprenticeship training.

QualiCarte is mainly intended for host companies wishing to perform a self-assessment. The tool can be applied to all occupations. It is also taken into consideration in the supervision of apprenticeship training and is presented in vocational pedagogy courses for VET trainers. Professional organisations can add their own standards to the QualiCarte.