In 2019, COAG agreed a vision for vocational education and training (VET) to position the sector as responsive, dynamic and trusted. To deliver on this vision, COAG tasked Skills Council with developing a VET Reform Roadmap (the Roadmap).
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Skills Council has asked senior officials in all jurisdictions to work together to develop a Roadmap for consideration by Ministers and endorsement by COAG by the middle of 2020.
Skills officials have developed a consultation draft of the Roadmap. This draft is a working document of the Skills Senior Officials’ Network: it has not been reviewed or endorsed by governments or COAG.
Skills officials are now considering feedback provided on the consultation draft before providing a final version to Skills Council and COAG.
For general enquiries about the Roadmap, please contact VETReformRoadmap@dese.gov.au.
Information is also available through local skills department in each State and Territory:
- Australian Capital Territory: Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
- New South Wales: Department of Education
- Northern Territory: Department of Trade, Business and Innovation
- Queensland: Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
- South Australia: Department for Innovation and Skills
- Tasmania: Department of State Growth
- Victoria: Department of Education and Training
- Western Australia: Department of Training and Workforce Development, VET System Policy branch and VSPcoordination@dtwd.wa.gov.au
Micro-credentials in the VET system
To support Roadmap development, Skills Ministers agreed to fast-track four pieces of work. The first piece explores using micro-credentials in the national VET system to better respond to student and job-need.
This work will deliver:
- an agreed definition of micro-credentials in the VET sector
- an operational framework for how micro-credentials work in the national VET system.
This complements work being undertaken on the Australian Qualifications Framework following the Expert Review and within the higher education sector.
To support this work, a micro-credentials discussion paper was prepared as the first part of the fast-tracked work on micro-credentials.
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