Expand re-skilling and up-skilling opportunities through skill sets

Delivering the right skills for the jobs of today and tomorrow

Action 10: Expand re-skilling and up-skilling opportunities through skill sets

Skill sets and micro-credentials support workers to up-skill and provide employers with urgent and changing skills.

Funded Skill Set List

Accredited skill sets are available to Victorians through the Funded Skill Set List (FSSL). All skill sets on the FSSL are comprised of nationally recognised training and provide a pathway to employment in areas of industry need. The list also focuses on skills sets which are industry validated and provide opportunities in re-skilling and up-skilling to support Victoria’s workforce demand.

With input and on-the-ground intelligence provided by the Victorian Skills Authority's VSA) Industry Advisory Groups, 40 additional skill sets were added to the FSSL list in 2023, including 22 construction industry skill sets.

Between January and June 2023, there were more than 6,000 commencements in government-funded skill sets. Students generally undertake skill sets for work-related reasons and have good outcomes – more than 85% were satisfied with their training and achieved their main reason for training.

Skills and Job Centres play a key role in disseminating information about the FSSL. They provide holistic advice to individuals on skill sets, employment and full qualifications through a variety of mechanisms including career advice, assistance with use of the Victorian Skills Gateway, skills alignment, re-training, referrals and job matching to support with successful career transitions.