National Skills Passport Consultation

Share your views on the scope, outcomes and benefits of a National Skills Passport.

Responses to the consultation paper will help shape the business case for a National Skills Passport.


In September 2023, alongside the release of the Employment White Paper, the Australian Government announced it would consult widely to develop a business case for a National Skills Passport.

A National Skills Passport has the potential to help with education and employment decisions. It could help workers promote their qualifications, upskill and reskill, and help businesses find staff with the right skills. People who participate could view and share evidence of their skills and qualifications in a trusted, seamless, and integrated digital system. A National Skills Passport could also connect with other relevant services, make life easier for employers, employees and jobseekers, and help people upskill and reskill.

About the consultation

Submissions closed on 18 February 2024.

Insight from this consultation will help us to understand the needs and demands on different parties. Submissions will inform the scope, outcomes and benefits of a National Skills Passport to be documented in a business case for consideration by government.

We received submissions from learners, jobseekers, employees, unions, businesses, tertiary institutions and state, territory and local governments. Analysis has begun and we will publish an insights report on this page.

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Read the National Skills Passport Consultation Paper

Important: The Department of Education and Department of Employment and Workplace Relations are working together on the business case for a National Skills Passport and may publish your response and feedback on their websites or cite your feedback in future reports. If you do not wish your response and feedback to be made public, please indicate this clearly in your submission.

For more information about how we handle submissions, please review the Terms and Conditions for public submissions.