PM Scott Morrison has announced that his re-elected government will spend $5 million developing a “skills passport.”
The skills passport will make it easier and faster to match workers with jobs in the technology sector in Australia.
Employment Minister Stuart Robert says that this step will help workers to display their university, VET and private sector qualifications in one place.
Robert told Sunrise this would also allow businesses better understand how their skills mix could improve.
“Imagine an Australian that has done a university [course], and a few vocational courses, and a private-sector course, all of that reflected and covered by a common credit point if you like.”
“It can all be understood and you can simply see, ‘if there is one extra course, I can get that qualification, if I upgrade to that, I can get that qualification’, every Australian will benefit,” he added.
The Coalition hopes to develop this new system with the help of the Australian Technology Network of Universities.