The VET Knowledge Bank contains a suite of products that aims to provide a collected memory of VET reference information. It contains the following timelines:

Australia's vocational education and training system has transformed over the past 25 years in response to changing economic and societal needs. The Australian VET policy initiatives: 1998-2022 timeline helps understand the scale of change and the individual policies, programs or initiatives that have shaped VET at both the national and state and territory level.

The From MINCO to CISC - COAG ministerial councils, committees and advisory bodies: 1992-2020 timeline captures the different Ministerial Councils responsible for education and training - from the ANTA Ministerial Council (MINCO) to the present COAG Industry and Skills Council (CISC) - and their committees and advisory bodies and shows their evolution during this period.

The Governing VET in Australia: 1992-2022 timeline shows the Prime Ministers, Federal ministers and the Commonwealth departments responsible for skills and training in Australia.

The Inquiries and reviews: 1954-2021 timeline shows VET-related government inquiries and reviews. They range from parliamentary committee inquiries to reviews commissioned by ministers and government departments, at national and state/territory levels.

The Landmark documents: 1954-2010 timeline shows the key documents that have influenced the development of Australia's vocational education and training system.

The Milestones in the history of VET: 1952-2021 timeline highlights key events in the history of VET.

The VET legislation: 1946-2022 timeline lists past and current federal legislation for VET in Australia.

Archived timelines

The History of VET in Australia timeline provides a history of vocational education and training (VET) in Australia, with a focus on apprenticeships and traineeships, covering the period 1939-2015.