National Voc. Ed. & Training Reform consultations feedback


From: Department of Education and Training,

Summary of National Consultations

National Consultations on VET Reform

Throughout January and February 2015, the Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham hosted a series of face-to-face consultations on VET Reform in every capital city. Three webinars were also held to complement the face-to-face sessions.

The purpose of the consultations was to discuss and listen to feedback from our stakeholders on two main topics:

Priorities for Future VET Reform

Participants were asked to identify two or three areas where they thought further reforms were needed.

Participants were asked to:

  • describe the problem or issue;
  • outline the possible solutions and ways they could be implemented; and
  • discuss the impacts on the sector; and to
  • identify the areas of the system that are working well.

A summary of the main issues raised across all consultations on Priorities for Future VET reform is available: (PDF) (RTF)

Review of Training Packages and Accredited Courses

Participants were asked to consider the following questions:

  • What objectives for training packages are important to you?
  • What is working well?
  • What areas need improvement?

A summary of the main issues raised across all consultations on the Review of Training Packages and Accredited Courses is available: (PDF) (RTF)

Feedback Provided at Each Consultation

Participants’ views were collected in a number ways, including:

  • a central scribe captured and highlighted views from across the room during the plenary feedback sessions, and
  • the Department also used notes from the table to collate after the session to contribute to these summaries.

These documents provide a summary of participant views from each consultation:

Where to from here?

Feedback from these consultations will assist the Australian Government to ensure that the training system is meeting the needs of Australian workplaces now and into the future.  Your participation in, and contribution to, the consultations on VET Reform is sincerely appreciated.

There are ongoing opportunities to engage on VET Reform.

Feedback on VET Reform priorities can be submitted to the VET Reform Taskforce via

You can participate in the ongoing conversation by joining the VET Reform LinkedIn Group, and register to receive VET Reform updates.

For further information, visit


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