Since the introduction of training packages in the 1990s, industry has occupied a central place in Australia’s VET system. In terms of training products, industry has participated in training package development and review processes, directly through industry reference committee membership (since 2016) and through national consultation processes.
It is clear existing training products and processes underpinning their development have become out of step with expectations of industry and other VET stakeholders. Considerable room exists to simplify training products, and refocus them to better reflect industry and learner needs.
The Qualifications Reform Project Hub will enable industry, government and training providers to test elements of qualifications reform, including resources required to support employers and learners. This may also include supporting training providers to make a successful transition to delivering training products of the future.