The training and skills sector, also known as vocational education and training (or VET), helps Australians gain new skills and upgrade existing skills.
The government supports the sector through policies and funding for programs.
Pre-vocational and Apprenticeships
Skills assessment and skilling the workforce
Mutual recognition of regulated occupations
Mutual recognition arrangements, implemented through Commonwealth legislation, assist in improving skills mobility for licensed workers within Australia and between Australia and New Zealand. The agreements enable a licensed worker to have their licence recognised in another jurisdiction if equivalent work is licensed in both jurisdictions.
- National initiatives aimed at improving the training and skills sector
Vocational Education and Training Reform
- The VET Reform Taskforce has been established to investigate ways to enhance the capacity of the system to deliver quality training that is responsive to industry needs.
Literacy and numeracy
Literacy and numeracy programs and initiatives that improve skills for adults and literacy and numeracy training in the workplace
Resources and publications
More about the skills sector and the support the government provides
Latest news from the government about the skills sector
About the VET national regulator, and frameworks and guidelines for developing training packages, transition pathways and foundation skills
- Resources and publications
Including a directory of related websites, annual reports of the Australian VET system, and publications on science, engineering and technology skills
- Skills website directory
Access to a directory of skills related websites, including: