Skills ministers agree on major VET reform steps

Skills ministers agree on major VET reform steps

24 November 2022 10:37

Federal, state and territory skills ministers have agreed to measures to strengthen the VET workforce, prepare for the new Industry Clusters, and address apprentice completions at their meeting on Friday.

Key steps included:

  • “Urgent action” to address widespread skills shortages including finalising a 12-month Skills Agreement to deliver 180,000 fee-free TAFE and VET places from January 2023;
  • Agreed on updates to the Training and Education and Community Services Training Packages, which strengthens the VET workforce and addresses findings from the Royal Commission into Aged Care;
  • In preparation for the Industry Clusters from January 2023, agreed to update the Training Package Organising Framework as a first step to a new model of qualifications;
  • Committed to work in partnership to improve the apprenticeship support system and completion rates.

Full Communique:

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