The Australian Government’s $525 million Skills Package, Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow committed funds to establish a National Skills Commission, Skills Organisations and National Careers Institute.
Together, these initiatives will help modernise and strengthen our skills system by driving research and analysis of national skills needs, raising the profile of VET as a career pathway of choice and giving industry greater ownership of the skills and training system.
The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, on behalf of the Australian Government, has invited those interested in contributing to the co-design of these key initiatives to register (please see links below) to attend the scheduled workshops on the role and purpose of:
- the National Skills Commission, which will oversee the Australian Government’s investment in VET qualifications and promote a nationwide approach to skills forecasting.
- the Skills Organisations, which will give industry more ownership across the national skills pipeline and help improve the national training system for both industry and students.
- the National Careers Institute, established in July 2019, to provide leadership in the delivery of high quality, evidence-based career development to help Australians make informed decisions about their learning, training and work pathways. This workshop will examine how the Institute can most effectively achieve its purpose.