Vocational Education and Training Reform

A well-functioning VET system that delivers the skills we need is fundamental to a strong and prosperous economy that delivers high quality, industry relevant skills.

Top quality providers and top quality courses enhance the contribution VET makes to the employment prospects of students and boost the status of VET amongst families, students and employers, industry and community.

Reforms focus on enhancing industry leadership in the development of training products (to reflect emerging skills needs and support greater mobility between occupations), strengthening the apprenticeships system and supporting increased participation in high-quality training.

Four key themes reflect the key objectives of VET reform. These are:

  • industry responsiveness
  • quality and regulation
  • funding and governance
  • data and consumer information.

A range of VET reform measures reflecting the vision for VET reform and the objectives have already been introduced. More detailed information is available.