The minister for higher education is set to overhaul the CAO system to include further education and apprenticeships.
From November, the CAO website will be revamped to include those areas in a bid to ease what has been dubbed the "points race".
The focus comes after Friday's Leaving Certificate results saw record numbers of students achieve a top mark.
To deal with that, an additional 4,650 college places have been created in high-demand courses such as veterinary, dentistry, and health sciences, including medicine.
The Department of Further and Higher Education is expecting fluctuations in CAO points this year, a spokesman for the department said last week.
Mr Harris said he will update Cabinet on the moves later in the year.
“This is a really important piece of work and I want to praise the CAO and Solas and ETBI for working together to bring this to this point.
“This new CAO page will help change the conversation to one where our school leavers know all of their options, know there are many routes to getting to where you want to."
The overhaul will see the CAO include not only PLC opportunities but also traineeships and skills courses that are starting when a person leaves school.
The plan will be in place for this year’s sixth years. The following year, this will be expanded to allow students to apply for further education through the CAO website.
Separately, Mr Harris has announced a further €38m for higher institutions for the coming year.
The capital grant will be used, in part, to provide laptops and other devices to disadvantaged students who have difficulty in accessing a suitable device for their studies.