My Skills website is an Australian Government initiative to ensure training consumers have access to current, straightforward, independent and trustworthy Information to help them make choices about their training options. As the national directory of vocational education and training (VET) organisations and courses, My Skills strives to improve the quality and accessibility of information available for VET consumers and provides the ability to search for, and compare, VET courses and training providers.
All of the training providers on My Skills are registered training organisations (RTOs).
This means they are registered by a state or territory or national regulator (ASQA) recognition authority to deliver training and/or conduct assessments and issue nationally recognised qualifications.
Only RTOs can:
An RTO is an organisation that provides VET qualifications; e.g.
My Skills receives overnight data updates directly from the national register of VET (training.gov.au) to ensure it has the most up-to-date information on registered training organisations (RTOs) and courses they offer.
When an RTO is officially registered by a VET regulator, such as ASQA, it is automatically added to My Skills. If an RTO is already on My Skills and it becomes registered to provide additional, or different, training, this will also be updated to the My Skills website. RTOs may also log in to My Skills and provide a range of additional information, including:
The following table provides an overview of My Skills data sources:
|Subsidy information||State and territory training authorities|
|RTO scope and registration info||Training.gov.au|
|RTO course information||Registered training organisations directly|
|Course outcome information||NCVER annual student outcomes survey|
|Labour market data||Department of Employment’s Job Outlook|
|RTO student statistics||NCVER VET collection|
VET is study and training that enables students to gain qualifications for employment; it is designed to help you get the skills you need to enter and succeed in the workplace. VET is not just for traditional trades; it encompasses hundreds of different occupations and industries including accounting, retail, hospitality, technology and the arts.
VET provides high-quality, nationally recognised training. The VET sector is based on strong partnerships between governments, VET institutions and industry bodies. Governments provide funding, develop policies, and provide regulation and quality assurance of the sector. Industry and employer groups contribute to training policies and priorities, and the development of qualifications to deliver skills to the workforce.
Australia’s VET sector is flexible, with multiple pathways to and from Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications. VET can be undertaken in schools, in the workplace, and in registered training organisations. Modes of delivery include full-time, part-time, online education, distance education, apprenticeships, traineeships and through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
A vocational education and training (VET) qualification is a formal certification awarded by a training provider in recognition of the successful completion of an occupational or work-related knowledge and skills-based educational program.
There are eight types of VET qualifications:
All VET qualifications must be listed on the National Register, training.gov.au.
Visit the Australian Qualifications Framework website for more information regarding VET qualifications.