Skills and Training

Our vocational education and training (VET) sector is training almost four million students annually, providing students with the opportunity to gain the skills they need to:

  • enter the workforce for the first time
  • re-enter the workforce
  • upgrade their skills for an existing job
  • retrain for a new job
  • gain new qualifications
  • get credit towards higher qualifications.

The formal qualifications awarded by Australia’s registered training organisations on completion of VET programs are nationally recognised and highly valued by industry, employers and governments.
 

News

The following is a list of all the news items that are associated with Skills and Training.

Australian Apprenticeships Management Systems (AAMS)

News | 18 May 2018

Redevelopment and Audit of the VET Student Loans Data Collection Discussion Paper

News | 27 April 2018

The Department of Education and Training is conducting an audit of the VET Student Loans Data Collection. We are seeking feedback from key stakeholders on a discussion paper, Redevelopment and Audit of the VET Student Loans Data Collection Discussion Paper, to ensure that relevant, high quality...

Adult Migrant English Program Innovative Projects Fund 2017-18

News | 17 April 2018

Announcement of providers to deliver intensive support to Australian Apprentices

News | 30 January 2018

On 31 January 2018 the Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, announced the 24 organisations selected to deliver the Australian Government’s new Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices (ISMAA) program. ...

New National VET Data Policy

News | 28 November 2017

Release of “Careers and Skills Pathways” report

News | 20 October 2017

Release of Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices Request For Tender

News | 7 September 2017

The Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, today announced the release of the Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices Request for Tender.

2017 National Skills Week

News | 28 August 2017

National Skills Week (28 August – 3 September) marks a time to celebrate the important contributions vocational education and training (VET) makes to the lives of many Australians. ...

Careers Australia Education Institute Pty Ltd

News | 31 May 2017

The department is aware that Careers Australia Education Institute Pty Ltd (Careers Australia) has entered into voluntary administration. ...

Careers Australia placed in voluntary administration

News | 25 May 2017

The department has been advised that Careers Australia Group Pty Ltd’s board yesterday resolved to place the company in voluntary administration.

The USI Transcript Service is now available

News | 22 May 2017

The Unique Student Identifier (USI) Transcript Service was launched on 22 May 2017 by Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, the Hon Karen Andrews MP. ...

Australian Apprenticeships welcome new Ambassador Nathan Lyon

News | 19 May 2017

Canberra Institute of Technology graduate and champion Australian off-spin bowler, Nathan Lyon, has been appointed as an Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador.

Free Webinar - Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award

News | 10 April 2017

Be recognised nationally for your contribution to skills and training

News | 27 March 2017

Australia-India Skills Mission, 10-11 April 2017, Delhi, India

News | 10 March 2017

The Department of Education and Training’s Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors Program

News | 22 February 2017

Review of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Data Policy

News | 30 October 2016

Students will benefit from new VET Student Loans program

News | 5 October 2016

Support for students is at the centre of the new VET Student Loans program to be introduced from 1 January 2017.

Apprenticeships Reform Advisory Group Recommendation Report

News | 8 August 2016

New Skills and Training Videos!

News | 4 August 2016

2016 Australian Training Awards – 17 November – Register Now

News | 30 June 2016

2016 Australian Training Awards – 17 November – Register Now

Engaging Employers in Skills Development for the 21st Century: Joint Australian Government and OECD Workshop

News | 22 June 2016

Policy makers and industry representatives from around the world converged on Adelaide on the 2nd and 3rd of June for a skills innovation workshop - jointly hosted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Australian Government.

2016-17 Skilled Occupations List

News | 20 May 2016

Apprenticeship Training – alternative delivery pilots

News | 6 May 2016

Discussion paper released to inform the redesign of the VET FEE-HELP scheme

News | 29 April 2016

Senator the Hon Scott Ryan Minister for Vocational Education and Skills has released a discussion paper on the redesign of the [no-lexicon]VET FEE-HELP[/no-lexicon] scheme.