Getting down to business – strengthening Australia’s vocational education and training sector
- Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
The Morrison Government has established its Vocational Education and Training (VET) Stakeholder committee to help drive its significant agenda of reform.
The highly experienced committee was handpicked, to ensure we have the talent and knowledge informing the Government’s skills sector initiatives.
The VET Stakeholder committee has hit the ground running and hosted their inaugural meeting in Canberra last week.
Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, said the Committee will ensure that stakeholder views are understood, considered and included during the implementation of the $525 million Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow package.
“Our vision to create a strong VET sector is critical to our economy and to helping prepare Australians for the workforce of today and the future,” Minister Cash said.
“The Morrison Government is committed to creating more than 1.25 million jobs over the next five years and I’m confident that more and more of the people filling these positions will be coming to employers through the VET system.
“We are acutely aware of the workforce requirements in the Australian economy. Our reform agenda will deliver better outcomes for Australians who make the choice to pursue a VET pathway.”
The Committee brings together representatives of business councils, consumer advocates, peak body representatives, registered training organisations, and public, private, community and non-for-profit providers.
“Together we will improve the VET system through collaboration of Commonwealth, state and territory governments, industry and training providers, and shift community perceptions around industry focused training,” Minister Cash said.
“A strong VET sector will support millions of Australians to obtain the skills they need to participate and prosper in the modern economy.”
VET Stakeholder Committee membership
Members will meet monthly through to June 2023.
|Adult Learning Australia||Ms Jenny Macaffer||CEO|
|Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry||Ms Jenny Lambert||Director, Employment Education and Training|
|Australian Industry Group||Ms Megan Lilly||Head, Workforce Development|
|Business Council of Australia||Ms Megan Kirchner||Head, Tertiary Education|
|Career Development Association of Australia||Ms Wanda Hayes||National President|
|Career Industry Council of Australia||Mr David Carney||Executive Director|
|Community Colleges Australia||Mr Don Perlgut||CEO|
|Council of Small Business Organisations Australia||Mr Peter Strong||CEO|
|Enterprise Registered Training Organisation Association||Mr Chris Butler||Assistant Director|
|Family Business Australia||Ms Anne-Marie McNally||National Product Manager|
|Foundation for Young Australians||Mr Alex Snow||Head of Research|
|Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia||Mr Troy Williams||CEO|
|Jobs Australia||Ms Debra Cerasa||CEO|
|KPMG||Ms Sue Bussell||Partner, Workplace Relations Advisory|
|National Apprentice Employment Network||Ms Dianne Dayhew||National Executive Director|
|National Australian Apprenticeships Association||Mr Ben Bardon||CEO|
|National Employment Services Association||Ms Sally Sinclair||CEO|
|PwC||Ms Sarah Caplan||Partner, National Skills Lead|
|TAFE Directors Australia||Mr Craig Robertson||CEO|