VET reforms

On 28 October, the Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business announced landmark VET reforms to drive our skills-led economic future. The reforms recognise that Vocational Education and Training (VET) is central to Australia’s economic growth and business productivity and is a key part of the nation’s economic recovery from COVID-19. These reforms will strengthen the role of industry and empower them to drive reforms to Australia’s VET system to ensure employers and individuals can access the right skills at the right time. This will equip Australians with the skills they need to upskill in current roles or apply for new and emerging jobs. New Industry Clusters will be established by the Australian Government to provide industry with a stronger, more strategic voice and broader role in ensuring the nation’s VET system continues to deliver on employer and learner needs.