The My Skills website has some important new features which make it easier for people to find useful and up-to-date information on vocational education and training courses, including overall student satisfaction and employment outcomes for the 230 most popular courses.
The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said the My Skills website was the national directory of vocational education and training (VET) organisations and courses.
“The update improves and evolves the website into a sophisticated and useful tool for students, training organisations and employers,” Senator McKenzie said.
Senator McKenzie said the updates improve the display of existing information, as well as adding some key new features such as:
• Courses linked to skills in demand in each state and territory;
• Overall student satisfaction and employment outcomes for the 230 most popular courses;
• A VET FEE HELP course calculator to help people understand their potential future debt ;
• Identification of training providers sanctioned by the regulator for wrongdoing; and
• A modernised, tablet-optimised homepage design.
Senator McKenzie said it was critical for My Skills to provide reliable and up-to-date, with over a million visits in the past year.
“By Strengthening My Skills the Australian Government is ensuring that people have the information and resources they need to gain valuable skills and training so they can pursue rewarding and highly-valued careers,” Senator McKenzie said.
“The Government is investing around $6 billion this year to support training that gives apprentices and vocational students the high quality training they need for modern Australian workplaces.”
Senator McKenzie encouraged people to visit www.myskills.gov.au to find out more about this important resource.
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