In 2019, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed on 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).
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.
Micro-credentials in the VET system
To support the development of the COAG VET Reform Roadmap, Skills Ministers agreed to immediately fast track 4 pieces of foundational work. The first piece explores the use of 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 function in the national VET system.
To support this work, a Micro-credentials discussion paper was prepared as the first part of the fast-tracked work on micro-credentials.