VET Reform Roadmap


In 2019, the Council of Australian Governments (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).

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.

VET Reform Roadmap Consultation - Draft

For general enquiries about the Roadmap, please email Skills Canberra.

Micro-credentials consultation paper - Draft

To support the Development of the COAG VET Reform Roadmap for a responsive, dynamic and trusted VET sector Skills Ministers agreed to immediately fast track four pieces of foundational work. One of those is on the use of micro-credentials in the national VET system to better respond to student and job-need while preserving the importance of nationally-recognised full qualifications.

This work fits under the COAG VET Reform Roadmap and when completed will deliver an agreed definition of micro-credentials in the VET sector and an operational framework for how micro-credentials function in the national VET system. This will complement work being undertaken by the Australian Qualifications Framework following the Expert Review and in the higher education sector.

The Micro-credentials Discussion Paper (DOCX 38KB) or (PDF 208KB) is the first instalment of the fast-tracked foundational work on micro-credentials. The Consultation period closed on 20 March 2020.