Government announces review into Vocational Education and Training (VET)
In 28 November 2018, the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, and Senator; the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education, announced the Hon Steven Joyce will undertake a review into the Australian vocational education and training (VET) system. The report will be delivered to the Government in March 2019.
The Review will focus on how the Australian Government can ensure millions of Australians have the skills they need to succeed in a changing labour market. It will also focus on ensuring Australian businesses, including small and family businesses and businesses in rural and regional areas, have the skills they need to support their business growth.
Mr Joyce will host a series of focused discussions with states and territories, and industry, employer, student and workforce groups. Mr Joyce will deliver a report to Government in March of next year, focused on practical steps the Australian Government could take to improve our VET sector, alongside a longer term road map for the future. Mr Joyce will be supported by a taskforce within the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, with representatives from the Department of Education and Training and from a number of other relevant Commonwealth agencies.
The Review will seek information from any interested parties through a public submissions process, open from mid-December to 25 January 2019.
Further information on the Review, including the Terms of Reference and information about the public submissions process, can be found at here