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AU — Launch of Skills for Prosperity – a roadmap for vocational education and training

May 13, 2011 Comments off

Launch of Skills for Prosperity – a roadmap for vocational education and training
Source: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

This report puts forward comprehensive reforms for the way the Australian vocational education and training (VET) sector is developed, organised and financed. Our recommendations for its future express an ambitious vision of growth to meet future skills needs and through this, the realisation of improved workforce participation, enterprise productivity and social inclusion.

The report draws on the experience and expertise of a broad range of stakeholders, who generously contributed their views through more than 140 submissions and through consultations attended by nearly 500 people.

The recommendations are driven by two realities.

First, Australia is poised for long-term prosperity through the resources boom but will be held back unless we can meet the requirement for the additional skills our economy demands and ensure those skills are well used. This will require investment.

Second, stakeholders tell us that the VET sector has served the nation well and we should be rightly proud of its achievements. We agree. However VET needs to change in order to realise its greater potential and our national needs.

+ Full Report (PDF)


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