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Preparing Victorians For The Jobs Of The Future

01 November 2019

The Andrews Labor Government will undertake a significant review into Victoria’s post-secondary education and training system to ensure Victoria has the skills we need for our growing economy.

The Labor Government’s major investments in roads and public transport, education, family violence prevention, disability and aged care will create thousands of jobs over the next decade. The review is focused on ensuring that the post-secondary education and training sectors are ready and capable of delivering the workforce needed.

The review will be led by former Federal Minister Jenny Macklin and will be focused on designing a system that meets the needs of both industry and government, while supporting individual students to get the skills they need.

The Macklin Review will contribute to the reforms already underway through the COAG Skills Council. Ms Macklin has significant experience in delivering major social and economic reforms and will bring together experts from across the country to ensure Victoria has a quality system fit for the future.

Private industry and large employers have a critical role to play in investing in the training and development of their workforces. The review will also look at reforms to further strengthen the role of private employers in training and workforce development.

The review will also look at what can be done to ensure VET courses continue to deliver high quality qualifications, as well improving pathways between VET and Higher Education so that all Victorians have access to an excellent education system that is more cohesive.

Education is a lifelong journey and Victoria’s training system helps people from all walks of life pursue their goals of going on to further education and getting work.

Since 2015, the Labor Government has invested more than $1.3 billion to rebuild our TAFE system. A report will be finalised within 12 months. For the full terms of reference, visit: Link

Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney

“This is a once in a generation opportunity to reform our post-secondary education and training sectors to ensure we match skilled workers with the jobs needed in a strong, growing Victorian economy.”

“We’ll work with the best thinkers across the sector to design a vocational education system that will prepare Victorians for the jobs of the future.”

Quotes attributable to Jenny Macklin

“Victoria is growing rapidly. Without a quality education and training sector that prepares Victorians for the jobs of the future, many Victorians risk missing out on the massive job opportunities that will result from investments in infrastructure, disability support and family violence prevention.”

“This review will ensure Victorians have the skills they need to get quality jobs, now and into the future.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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