Government launches new engagement hub for Skills Reform

Key Messages

Australia’s VET system supports the skilled workforce that drives our economy. A strong VET sector is critical for ensuring Australia has a highly skilled workforce and businesses have the skilled workers they need.

Recognising the importance of a high quality VET system that works for everyone, Australian governments (both at the national and state and territory level) have agreed to immediately progress reforms in the following key areas:

  • Strengthening the role of industry and employers
  • Improving VET qualifications
  • Raising the quality of training

These reforms are the next step in improving the VET system and recognise the need for a  nationally consistent approach to skills reform. This will continue the work undertaken through reviews and consultations over the past 18 months, further refining the best approach for Australia’s VET system.

How to have your say

The Commonwealth, in collaboration with states and territories, has launched, the new engagement hub for these Skills Reform activities. will provide information and consultation opportunities for the three reform areas and is a central location to stay informed, be engaged and provide feedback throughout the consultation process.

Consultations will occur through the engagement hub via discussion papers, surveys and online workshops. Feedback provided will be considered by Skills Ministers and inform decisions on future arrangements. You are invited to share your needs and expectations of the national training system and how you would like a future VET system to work.

Find out more


Contact: The Department of Education, Skills and Employment at [email protected]