VET Information and Media

  • NEW Skills Service Organisations (SSOs) announced 27 Jan 2016

    The successful SSOs are:
    Arrangements that have been put in place for the Mining and Drilling, the Manufacturing and the Automotive sectors. The IRCs for these sectors will receive support from their former Industry Skills Councils until their SSO is identified:
    Click here for a list of the Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) and Training Packages allocated to each SSO is available.


  • NEW New Arrangements for Training Product Development for Australian Industry

    Details of the new model for developing and maintaining training packages.

  • Training for Employment Scholarships pilot expanded nationally

    Businesses across Australia are being urged to tap into a newly expanded youth-focused pilot designed to help employers get their new, young staff job fit and work ready.

    The funding available under Training for Employment Scholarships is designed to help local businesses meet the cost of providing further training to any young adult who has been newly employed.

    Businesses with less than 200 employees that have hired an unemployed person aged 18 to 24 within the last three months, may be eligible for funding of up to $7,500 to fund job specific training under the scheme.

    Eligible activities can include accredited courses (Certificate I and II), non-accredited training such as seminars, licences and tickets, as well as training to improve foundation skills such as reading, writing, numeracy or computer literacy.

    The Training for Employment Scholarships is one of two pilot programmes available under the Youth Stream of the Australian Government’s $664 million Industry Skills Fund. Both the Training for Employment Scholarships and the Youth Employment Pathways initiatives have been expanded nationally until 30 June 2016.

    Businesses who are after further information or that want to apply can visit or call 13 28 46.

  • AAT Information Service - Overview & Benefits

    This information describes the Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service and the benefits it can provide organisations involved in implementing and supporting apprenticeships and traineeships. 

  • AAT Info Service - Full Information Kit

    This detailed description of the Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service includes text and links organisations can use to populate 'Useful Links' areas of their websites. 

    The document is in MS Word to facilitate use of the information.

    Please contact the AAT Information Service on 1800 338 022 or if you require more information or resources.

  • Budget 2015-16: Media Releases

  • Skills@Work Newsletter

    The Skills@Work newsletter is published monthly and provides specific information and resources for vocational education and training (VET) practitioners.

    Skills@Work has more than 17 000 subscribers nationally. To subscribe, please email

  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) Reform

    The Australian Government is overhauling the skills and training system, with a package of reforms that elevate trades and vocational education to the centre of Australia’s economy and puts the focus squarely on ensuring Australian workers are highly skilled and job-ready.

    The VET Reform Taskforce has been established to develop and progress agreed reforms. Read the news to keep across the latest announcements.

  • DOE - Leading Indicator of Employment

    Click through to view the Department of Employment’s "Leading Indicator of Employment" which is released monthly.

  • Vocational Education and Training - Glossary

    The language of vocational education and training (VET) is complex and particularly prone to jargon and acronyms. This VOCEDplus glossary aims to provide a single reference source for definitions of terms, acronyms and organisations in Australian vocational education and training literature.