ACCI joins VET stakeholder committee

26 Sep 2019 |

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is pleased to participate in the newly established Vocational Education and Training Stakeholder Committee, announced by Skills Minister Michaelia Cash today.

Industry participation in reforming Australia’s VET system is “crucial”, ACCI chief executive James Pearson said.

“The announcement today by Senator Cash is an important acknowledgement that industry’s view is critically important to achieving successful outcomes.

“There have been many attempts at reform in recent years but none of it has been successful in achieving real and sustained growth in the VET system. We need an expanded and more flexible system to deliver the skills our country’s infrastructure, local businesses and the people they employ really need.

“The challenge is to align the Commonwealth and our various states and territories’ skills agendas, considering each has different priorities and different budgetary positions.

“The release of a vision for VET by COAG earlier this year followed up by a successful meeting of the skills Ministers last week are indications that Australian governments are serious about improving the system.

“We now need to convert the goodwill to achieve genuine and long lasting change into action. ACCI and its industry members will play our part.”

The Committee’s appointment follows a review of Australia’s VET system undertaken by the Hon. Steven Joyce, a former New Zealand Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment.

Marie Hogg

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