VET reform welcomed by Australian Chamber

09 Aug 2019 |

The Australian Chamber welcomes the news our country’s Vocation Education and Training (VET) sector will have a reform roadmap by early 2020, following the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting in Cairns on Friday

Australia’s parliamentary leaders have agreed to a “shared vision for VET” to deliver the very best in vocational education, including the establishment of a new COAG Skills Council to advance reform.

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry CEO James Pearson said today marked “a new page in the education and training manual for our country”.

“We believed the most practicable solution to making long lasting positive improvements in VET was to first focus on the end goal. Today, our parliamentary leaders have come together to agree on what that looks like – a vision where VET and university education are given equal standing,” Mr Pearson said.

“Our network of chambers and industry associations look forward to working with the COAG Skills Council and our education, training and skills ministers, to assist in the swift development of the VET reform roadmap.”

“We are also pleased to see COAG progress in establishing a population framework to improve our evidenced-based population planning.  This was a key recommendation in our policy statement Migration Works for All of Us released before the last COAG meeting.”

Marie Hogg

Senior Adviser - Media

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