Australia’s training system – also known as vocational education and training (VET) – supports economic adaption and productivity and is focused on delivering the skilled workers that businesses need. The VET system supports individuals gaining skills to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

The Australian Government has established a VET Reform Taskforce to ensure our training system is delivering high quality training that is responsive to the needs of industry.

In December Australian Government Machinery of Government changes were announced which transfer the Government’s Skills responsibilities to the newly established Department of Education and Training.

You can continue to access current skills content on this site while the transfer to the Department of Education and Training is being undertaken.


For individuals

Develop skills for work, including English language skills.

For business

Skills assistance and resources for industry and employers.

For training providers

Information for skills training providers and practitioners.


Unique Student Identifier

Find out how the Unique Student Identifier is supporting the VET industry.

My Skills

Visit My Skills for up-to-date information on training courses.

You can find courses to expand your skills or develop your workforce.

Australian Training Awards

Real Stories Real Achievements

Industry Portfolio Regulation Reform

The portfolio is committed to a regulation reform agenda as a means of unlocking productivity and competitiveness gains for industry.

Office of the Chief Economist

The Office of the Chief Economist’s primary goal is to produce objective, robust and high quality economic analysis to inform policy development across resources and energy, industry and innovation, skills and evaluation.

Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda

The Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda was announced on 14 October 2014. It focuses on providing the right economic incentives to enable businesses, big and small, to grow. It contains immediate reforms which will boost competitiveness and a range of proposals for public consultation.