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Qualifications Reform

Designing flexible and future-focused qualifications

The objective of this project was to consider new ways of designing qualifications to improve flexibility and responsiveness, with consideration given to transferable and specific skills, now and in the future. 

This project was undertaken under the Mining Skills Organisation Pilot (MSOP), in partnership with the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) and funded by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR).

Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) system plays a significant role in the development of a skilled and knowledgeable technical and trade workforce.  

The reform agenda in VET sought to ensure a fit-for-purpose system, examining the structure of the sector, sectoral governance and regulation, the capability of the workforce, and the training products and frameworks used by the sector to certify its outcomes.


MSOP qualifications reform trials project hub

Getting people into work faster and with the right skills for the job.

Key outcomes of the work

The Project Hub identified a range of challenges to be considered as part of the Skills Reform Agenda, including the need for continuous education and/or training, experience, exposure, and the right environment and that skills reform must ensure that the structure of the VET system, including qualifications, supports and champions capability building.