COAG VET Reform Roadmap consultation draft

In 2019, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to a vision for vocational education and training (VET) to position the sector as responsive, dynamic and trusted.  To deliver on this vision, COAG tasked Skills Council with developing a VET Reform Roadmap (the Roadmap). 

Skills Council has asked senior officials in all jurisdictions to work together to develop a Roadmap for consideration by Ministers and endorsement by COAG by the middle of 2020.

Skills officials have developed a consultation draft of the roadmap, which is now available.  This draft is a working document of the Skills Senior Officials’ Network: it has not been reviewed or endorsed by governments or COAG.

View the VET Reform Roadmap consultation draft 

For general enquiries about the VET Reform Roadmap, please contact the Department’s Policy area via email to

Fast track project — Microcredentials

To support the Development of the COAG VET Reform Roadmap for a responsive, dynamic and trusted VET sector; Skills Ministers agreed to immediately fast track four pieces of foundational work. One of those is on the use of microcredentials in the national VET system, to better respond to student and job-need while preserving the importance of nationally recognised full qualifications.

This work will be led by the Victorian Department of Education and Training, in collaboration with South Australia and Western Australia. The first stage of this project will deliver an agreed definition of microcredentials in the VET sector, and an operational framework for how microcredentials function in the national VET system. This will complement work being undertaken following the review of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and in the higher education sector.

The consultation paper is the first instalment of the fast tracked foundational work on microcredentials. We welcome your input to help shape the definition of microcredentials, and to what needs to change to support the operation of the definition in the VET sector.

Please provide your input to  by 20 March 2020.


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