On 11 April 2022 the Australian Government assumed a caretaker role. The Government is now operating in accordance with the Caretaker Conventions, pending the outcome of the 2022 federal election. More information on Caretaker Conventions is available on the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website.

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  • As part of immediate skills reforms, Skills Ministers agreed to trial new evidence-led approaches to qualifications, with trials to be run by three Skills Organisation Pilots in Mining, Digital and Human Services.

    19th of May 2021

  • To understand how industry and employers can better engage in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, we recently consulted stakeholders about what they need and expect from the national training system, and how a future system should work.

    19th of May 2021

  • The first phase of consultation took place between December 2020 and March 2021 through surveys, online workshops and webinars, and meetings. Consultation was informed by two issues papers - RTO Quality and Supporting the VET Workforce.

    19th of June 2021

  • The second phase of consultation on RTO quality was undertaken in August/September 2021. It was targeted at RTOs and focussed on exploring and identifying possible solutions from an RTO perspective to key issues identified in the first phase, which took place between December 2020 and March 2021.

    9th of November 2021

  • Phase two consultations, held in September 2021, sought feedback on the measures in the draft Strategy. Stakeholders generally had a positive response to the measures in the draft Strategy and were of the view that the tools and resources identified would assist in supporting trainer and assessor quality and capability.

    11th of January 2022

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