VET Reform Roadmap

In 2019, 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.

Skills officials are now considering feedback provided on the consultation draft before providing a final version to Skills Council and COAG.

For general enquiries about the Roadmap, please contact Susan Bearfield, Manager, National Policy & Reform by phone on (02) 8267 7654 or by email to

For more information about the VET Roadmap, please contact your local skills department:


To support the VET Reform Roadmap, Skills Ministers agreed to immediately fast track four pieces of work. One of those is on the use of micro-credentials in the national VET system to better respond to student and job-need.

This project is to deliver an agreed definition of micro-credentials in the VET sector and develop an operational framework for how micro-credentials function in the national VET system. This complements work being undertaken on the Australian Qualifications Framework.

To support this work, a micro-credentials discussion paper was prepared.

Page last updated: 23 March 2020