Transparency - better information about your training options

Finding information about what training options are available can be difficult and time-consuming. As one of the aims of the National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform, the Australian Government is providing easily accessible information on training providers, courses and your training history through the following reforms.

My Skills

My Skills is a website that enables students and employers to find out about their training options. My Skills connects students and employers with almost 5000 training providers, information about the courses they deliver and campus details and services offered.

Unique Student Identifier

From 1 January 2015, a student will need to have a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) before a training organisation can issue a qualification or statement of attainment.

Visit the Unique Student Identifier website for more information.

Improving the collection of training system information

To increase transparency of the training system, the Australian Government is working with states and territories to improve ways of capturing training activity from all training providers.

All training providers will have to report on publicly funded and privately funded training to develop a comprehensive data collection that increases our understanding of the complete training market.

This will give students and employers added confidence in VET training as a clearer picture of the VET sector will support the information available through the Unique Student Identifier and the My Skills websites. It will also enable governments to make informed decisions on how best to manage the national training system.