VET Reform Roadmap

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

Information is also available through local skills department in each State and Territory:

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.

Please provide input directly to by 3 April 2020.