Here’s the latest news in vocational training and education, from the National Skills Reform to the QLD govt Job Trainer Fund. Read on to find out how your organisation could benefit.
NATIONAL SKILLS REFORM – INDUSTRY INVITED TO SHAPE SKILLS REFORMS
The Australian Government is calling on industry and businesses to take a seat at the table as part of its fundamental overhaul of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) system. The reform will give industry a stronger, broader and more strategic role in ensuring the nation’s VET system can address skills and workforce challenges.
Industry Clusters are being established through a two-stage grant opportunity, with stage one now open until 31 March 2022.
The new Industry Clusters model—as groups of aligned industries—will replace the 67 Industry Reference Committees and six Skills Service Organisations and are expected to be fully operational by 1 January 2023. The reforms will ensure courses and qualifications in the sector are driven by and better meet the needs of industry, as well as students.
For more information:
- View the Industry Clusters (Stage 1) Grant Opportunity Guidelines. https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=b4bbac70-2d21-4e90-b406-bf3dc6fb80e6&keyword=GO5308
- Visit the Australian Goverbment’s Skills Reform website.
QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT – JOB TRAINER FUND
The Australian and Queensland Governments are providing joint funding to deliver additional training places in accredited short courses and qualifications to Queensland job seekers, school leavers and young people. This funding will provide the skills needed to find work, re-enter the labour market or explore new work opportunities as Queensland’s economy recovers from the impacts of COVID-19.
For more information on JobTrainer click HERE.