What is the Skills Passport?
The Skills Passport is a set of questionnaires which have been developed to help you recognise the skills you have achieved at school, at work and through life experiences.
These skills are called the Key Competencies. Key Competencies can be demonstrated through employment, voluntary work, during student life and in day-to-day life. Find out more about Key Competencies.
The Skills Passport is useful to people who are:
- returning to the workforce after an absence
- changing jobs/careers
- unemployed looking for work
- finishing and leaving Year 10, 11 or 12
- finishing/and or leaving/taking a break from University or TAFE
- interested in identifying and improving your skills or
- wanting to include the Skills Passport Certificate with your resume.
How to Use the Skills Passport
Choosing a Mentor
Before registering to use the Skills Passport you need to find your self a Mentor. Your Mentor should be someone who knows you well. Find out more about the role of the Mentor and how to choose a Mentor.
Your mentor will go through your questionnaire once you have completed it and they will need to register as a mentor to do this. They can do this by clicking on the Mentor picture on the Skills Passport homepage and completing the registration process. Once they have completed the registration process they will be asked to enter your email address and the mentor code you were given when you registered.
You mentor can then work through your questionnaire to check that you have answered the questions correctly and honestly. When your Mentor has checked your entire questionnaire they will be able to issue you with your certificate.
Completing the Registration Form
When you click on the Register Now button you will be taken to the Skills Passport Registration page. You need to complete the red mandatory fields. When you have entered your details, click the Continue button. This will take you to the second registration screen. Here you will need to nominate your Mentor's name.
Once you have completed the registration form you will receive your mentor's code which you will need to send to your Mentor - they will use this to login with when you finish the questionnaire and they register as a Mentor.
You can then begin the questionnaire. When answering the questions:
- Think about what you have done in any aspect of your life.
- Think about how you could show or explain to another person that you have done the things you have ticked.
- There are no right or wrong answers.
- Remember, it isn't a test, so you can discuss your answers with anyone who can help you.
You don't have to complete your questionnaire in one go - you can come back and finish questions later. It automatically saves your responses as you go.
If you have any more questions, please call Kristin Romanis at The Centre for Volunteering on (02) 9261 3600.
If you're concerned about spam or the many e-mails you already receive - rest assured we value your privacy. We never disclose your information to third parties and only use it for verification purposes, and to send you your mentor's code. For statistical purposes only we have also asked you to indicate demographic information.