Improving the quality of assessment in VET


At the 20 November 2015 meeting of the COAG Industry and Skills Council it was agreed the Australian Government Minister for Vocational Education and Skills consult with VET stakeholders and all jurisdictions on reform options to improve assessment in VET.

Priority areas for investigation are approaches to strengthening the skills of VET trainers and assessors, consideration of improved validation of assessment, including potential for greater industry involvement, and options for tougher regulatory interventions.

Discussion Paper

To support this consultation process, the Quality of assessment in vocational education and training – Discussion Paper was released in January 2016 to seek stakeholder views on reforms to improve the conduct of assessment in VET. The submission process closed on 11 March 2016.

Training and Assessment Working Group Report

Submissions to the discussion paper informed the Training and Assessment Working Group's advice to the Minister on options to improve assessment in VET.

The Training and Assessment Working Group report is now available. 

The COAG Industry and Skills Council directed the department and the Australian Industry and Skills Committee to undertake further work on the recommendations with the aim of reporting back to the Council in 2017.


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