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Skills Organisations

The Australian Government is piloting Skills Organisations to enhance the role and leadership of industry and to test and trial ways to improve Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector.

Skills support for individuals

Australia’s national training system supports over three million students annually to gain the skills to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment. This includes new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing...

Supporting Apprentices and Trainees

As part of its Economic Response to COVID-19, the Australian Government is supporting business to manage cash flow challenges and to keep apprentices and trainees employed through the Supporting Apprentices and Trainees wage subsidy.

The Disability Standards for Education 2005

The Disability Standards for Education 2005 clarify the obligations of education and training providers, and seek to ensure that students with disability can access and participate in education on the same basis as other students. ...

The Mid-Career Checkpoint program

From 1 July 2020, eligible carers in New South Wales and Queensland who are looking to return to the workforce or advance their career can access assistance through the Mid-Career Checkpoint program.

Trainer and assessor credential requirements

Well-qualified trainers and assessors are pivotal to the success of Australia’s VET system. 

VET Review

On 28 November 2018, the Prime Minister announced an independent review of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector to examine ways to deliver skilled workers for a stronger economy.

VET Student Loans

The VET Student Loans program assists eligible students pay tuition fees for approved higher-level (diploma and above) vocational education and training (VET) courses, when studying at VET Student Loans approved course providers.

Vocational Pathways

Vocational Learning and Vocational Education and Training (VET), which include Australian School-based Apprenticeships, can be undertaken by secondary students.