Simplifying VET qualifications

Simplifying VET qualifications

27 September 2022 15:37

The Albanese Government will focus on making the VET system efficient, effective and easy to navigate so that students don’t have to study the same thing over and over again.

Currently the VET system has a high number of VET qualifications and microcredentials with significant duplication, with 56 nationally endorsed training packages, over 1,200 qualifications, 1,500 skill sets, and 15,400 Units of Competency. 5,000 units have more than 70% overlap with at least one other unit.

Due to transferable skills being poorly recognised, the Albanese Government will work with states and territories, unions, and industry to make the qualifications system easier to understand, and focused on giving Australians transferable and relevant skills they need now and the future.

Focusing on the skills that people need will be good for students whose skills will be more transferable as they move through their working life, better for employers who are consistently confused with the system, and better for TAFEs and training organisations struggling with over-prescriptive and detailed requirements.

Access the full media release here.

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