Q&A Highlights: The future of Australia’s VET sector

Having attended key industry events throughout the year including ACPET and  NCVER and been a part of new discussions in the sector, some VET leaders recently shared their insights into the state of the sector in a conversational online session.

Sharon Aris coordinates the Diploma of Youth Work in the Australian College of Applied Psychology.


veronicakeatingVeronica Keating manages quality and risk management for Navitas Professional and English Programs.


catherinetraceyCatherine Tracey heads up Vocational and Educational Training for the colleges under Navitas Professional Institute.


We put our editorial skills to the task of paraphrasing the most noteworthy parts of the fascinating discussion!

You can watch the complete conversation here, or click  on any of the themes below to read highlights.


For more information or to discuss further, please contact Catherine, Veronica or Sharon or connect with them on Yammer.

The VET sector has been in the spotlight recently for both appraisal and critiques.

During National Skills Week this year, Navitas CEO Rod Jones took the time to pen this post reasserting the life-changing role of vocational education. He argued that any sector delivering skills to meet the nation’s needs deserves great scrutiny and that “public and private providers need to work with government to ensure the VET sector in Australia is underpinned by quality, transparency, accountability and good governance”.

You can also read Lucy Blakemore’s summary of the ACPET conference which covered the challenges facing VET providers.

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