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Vocational Education and Training goes online

Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Senator The Hon Michaelia Cash, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships The Hon Steve Irons MP and Senator The Hon Sarah Henderson Joint Media Release


As COVID-19 has changed the way we work, train and study, the Morrison Government is working to deliver more training online.

The Government has today launched the improved and repurposed My Skills website which will now focus on online training for Australians looking to upskill during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The My Skills website has been tailored to offer more ways for Australians to improve their qualifications online.

Australians will now be able to search the increased online offerings of registered training organisations (RTOs) and vocational education and training (VET) options currently available to continue to train for the future.

Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, said the Morrison Government was focused on giving Australians more training and career opportunities during these challenging times.

“As more Australians stay at home, we want them to be able to make the most of this time by upskilling and preparing themselves for future opportunities,” Minister Cash said.

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships, The Hon Steve Irons MP said, RTOs have been working with the Government to offer more online courses for Australians.

“The increased delivery of online learning would improve flexibility, whilst providing another avenue for Australians to update their skills, or to re-train,” said Assistant Minister Irons.

Senator Henderson said for those in regional Victoria this will also provide an excellent opportunity to study a whole range of course offerings from a range of training institutions from around the country and potentially even something that may not have been available to them before.

“A VET qualification opens the door to so many job opportunities, and nationally recognised qualifications can be gained in a matter of months,” said Senator Henderson.

My Skills is the national directory of VET organisations and courses — an Australian Government initiative that helps consumers search and compare VET courses and training providers.

The launch of the improved and repurposed My Skills website complements the Morrison Government’s existing programmes to support Australian workers with the Skills Match Tool prominently featured on the website.

The Skills Match Tool provides intuitive career guidance for Australians looking to choose or change careers based on the user’s previous work experience and qualifications. This includes providing information on a career’s likely income, whether the industry is in growth and what future pathways are available.

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