TaSC supports the once-in-a-generation reform of the education sector in South Australia

29 October 2019

The newly released VET for School Students policy is consistent with the Training and Skills Commission’s (TaSC) focus on significantly improving long term employment outcomes for young people in South Australia.

The policy - which will match Vocational Education and Training (VET) in schools with industry need - represents one of the most significant reforms ever undertaken within the state’s education sector.

Through its Industry Skills Councils (ISCs), the TaSC will play a critical role in the ongoing design and development of the policy, supporting the South Australian Government to forecast key VET qualifications required to meet the demands of the modern economy.

“The VET for School Students policy is one of the most significant changes impacting the vocational training sector in a generation,” said TaSC Chair, Michael Boyce OAM. “By matching relevant skills training with industry demand, we will create clear career pathways for young people and lay the foundations for future-proofing employment in this state.”

“The members of our ISCs are deeply connected to South Australian industry. They work across a wide range of sectors and, combined, have a wealth of knowledge and insight into the state’s current and future workforce requirements.

“The Commission looks forward to working with the state’s education sector and all key stakeholders to establish flexible industry pathways to reposition VET as the key source of training for careers in emerging industries.”

The Commission will shortly release its Training Priorities Plan (TPP), a forward-facing roadmap to begin to address skills shortages and workforce demand in South Australia. Development of the TPP has been informed by Workforce Insights into 21 key sectors, a substantial body of work undertaken by the ISCs across 2019.

Scheduled for release later this year, the Workforce Insights will document analysis undertaken into current market forces operating in core industries, highlight predicted future trends, and make recommendations for addressing training, skills and workforce issues.

For further information about the work of the Commission and its ISCs, see Industry Skills Councils.



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