26 September 2023

Training review out for comment

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A review of Victoria’s post-secondary education and training system has been released for public feedback.

Minister for Training and Skills, Gayle Tierney said the Skills for Victoria’s Growing Economy review was focused on designing a system that met the needs of industry, Government and students now and in the future.

“Major investments in roads and public transport, education, family violence prevention, disability and aged care will create thousands of jobs over the next decade,” Ms Tierney said.

“The review will help ensure the post-secondary education and training sectors are ready and capable of delivering the skilled workforce needed,” she said.

“The review will seek feedback on issues ranging from course costs and quality, to the work-readiness of graduates and broader economic considerations, including the rapidly changing workforce.”

Ms Tierney said students, providers, industry, unions and researchers could have their say about what they expect from post-secondary education through Engage Victoria until 5 June.

She said former Federal Minister, Jenny Macklin had led the review.

“Our major reforms like Free TAFE have raised the quality of training in Victoria, restored confidence in the system and delivered training that’s needed by industry and that leads to real jobs,” Ms Tierney said.

“We are proud to have brought thousands of students, from all over Victoria, back to TAFE – but there is more do to.”

The 65-page issues paper can be accessed at this PS News link.

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