Department of State Development

In 2019, Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed 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. This draft is a working document of the Skills Senior Officials’ Network: it has not been reviewed or endorsed by governments or COAG.

Read the VET Reform Roadmap Consultation draft

For general enquiries and information about attending a consultation session about the Roadmap, please contact us on 1800 673 097 or email

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 micro-credentials in the national VET system to better respond to student and job-need while preserving the importance of nationally-recognised full qualifications.

This work fits under the COAG VET Reform Roadmap and when completed will deliver an agreed definition of micro-credentials in the VET sector and an operational framework for how micro-credentials function in the national VET system. This will complement work being undertaken by the Australian Qualifications Framework following the Expert Review and in the higher education sector. 

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

Read the Micro-credentials Discussion Paper

Please provide your input to by 20 March 2020.