The revised National VET Data Policy was agreed by Skills Ministers at the COAG Industry and Skills Council meeting on Friday 24 November 2017. Skills Ministers are committed to progressing reforms that help students make better decisions and simplify regulation for RTOs. The revised Policy sets the framework for other data reforms that will be progressed through the Performance Information for VET (PIVET) initiative, which will transform the data available to consumers, governments and regulators over the next three years.
The revised Policy is the result of a sector-wide public consultation process. It closes information gaps by reducing some reporting exemptions. It also consolidates VET data collection and use of VET information into a single reference document.
The changes take effect from 1 January 2018, with a six-month transition period until 1 July 2018.
The revised Policy is available at https://www.education.gov.au/national-vet-data-policy-0
Answers to frequently asked questions: https://www.education.gov.au/national-vet-data-frequently-asked-questions
Specific questions may be directed to the Skilling Australia information line on 13 3873 or via email at VET-DataPolicy@education.gov.au.