The national My Skills website provides potential and current students, job seekers and employers with information about vocational education and training options to help them find the training provider that best meets their needs.
My Skills was launched in October 2012, and will provide a single access point to information about training providers, the courses/qualifications they are approved to deliver/assess and provider level information on student numbers and performance data for publicly funded training.
The My Skills website will be further enhanced with additional information over the coming years.
Following the official launch of the My Skills website in October 2012, registered training organisations (RTOs) across Australia were invited to provide additional training information for inclusion on the My Skills website.
The website now contains details on RTOs across the country, with more than 6500 training locations, campus / site addresses and detailed course information. This has benefited prospective students searching for training in their local area. More information is being submitted every day.
Whilst participation in the provision of additional training information for My Skills is voluntary, RTOs are starting to see the benefits of the website and taking advantage of the platform as a genuine option to further promote their products and services to an increasingly wider audience.
This will create greater exposure for the RTO’s brand and help prospective clients to make informed decisions about courses that suit their needs. My Skills is a free, effective way of reaching current and potential customers beyond the confines of current publicly available information.
Since its launch in 2012, the My Skills website has been visited over 186,000 times and attracted over 137,000 unique visitors. The My Skills website continues to improve its functionality to respond to consumer needs and trends. RTOs are now able to upload information directly through a web portal and the information appears immediately on the website.
Consumers in the VET sector are becoming increasingly mobile with the use of smart phones and tablet devices, and with the integration of Google maps, My Skills has the potential to reach out to people in your immediate geographic area and bring them to your business.
If you would like to connect with My Skills, contact the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also contact the Skilling Australia Information Line by phone or email.
Skilling Australia Information Line
Phone: 13 38 73