As part of the Australian Government’s reforms of the vocational, education and training (VET) system, Jobs and Skills Councils (JSCs) are being established to provide industry with a stronger, more strategic voice in ensuring Australia’s VET sector delivers stronger outcomes for learners and employers. As a national network of industry-owned and industry-led organisations, JSCs will provide strategic leadership in addressing skills and workforce challenges, aligning effort across industries to improve system responsiveness, build stakeholder confidence and drive high-quality outcomes for the VET sector, learners and business.
JSCs will identify skills and workforce needs for their sectors, map career pathways across education sectors, develop contemporary VET training products, support collaboration between industry and training providers to improve training and assessment practice and act as a source of intelligence on issues affecting their industries. JSCs will have a strong connection to Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA), drawing on JSA’s workforce analysis and projections to undertake planning for their industry sectors, creating a consistent understanding of the skills landscape and how skill gaps can be addressed.
HumanAbility has been announced as the new Jobs and Skills Council (JSC) to provide advice and leadership in relation to the Early Childhood Education and Care, Health, Human Services (including Aged and Disability Services), and Sport and Recreation industries. The new organisation is comprised of a group of foundation members (around 30 organisations) who are industry organisations, employers, unions and consumer organisations with a direct interest in one or more of the industries.
AQIA is a Foundation member of HumanAbility.