To support the future growth and prosperity of our nation, the Australian, state and territory governments are committed to improving the vocational education and training (VET) system through reform. A strong VET system is critical for Australia’s long-term economic recovery from COVID-19.
Skills reform agenda
The Heads of Agreement for Skills Reform outlines the required changes to the VET system so that Australians can access high quality and relevant training, to ensure they have the skills to take on the jobs that emerge through the next decade and beyond.
All governments are working towards a new National Skills Agreement by August 2021.
The skills reform priorities page, provides further information on the priorities for the new arrangements. You will also find the latest updates on actions and achievements to improve the VET system.
Skills reform consultation
Skills Ministers have agreed to progress the immediate reforms under the Heads of Agreement for Skills Reforms, including enhanced industry engagement, qualifications and quality reforms.
On the skills reform consultation page you can:
- provide your thoughts on improving the VET sector
- find the latest information on skills reform consultation.
As part of its Economic Response to COVID-19, the Australian Government is providing free or low-fee training courses across the nation through its $1 billion JobTrainer Fund.