By SAT News Desk
MELBOURNE, 1 November: The Victorian 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 Review will be led by Ms Jenny Macklin, a prominent Australian social policy expert, with 23 years of experience as a Member in the House of Representatives of the Australian Parliament.
The review will be focused on developing a system that meets the needs of both industry and government, while supporting individual students to get the skills and education they need.
Victoria’s Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney says, “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.”
TAFEs, universities, private providers, industry, students, community organizations, advocacy groups, and post-secondary policy experts will be invited to provide input into the shape of Victoria’s future post-secondary education and training system.
The review will also look at reforms to further strengthen the role of private employers in training and workforce development.
Jenny Macklin says, “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.”
The review will also look at what can be done to ensure VET courses continue to deliver high-quality qualifications, as well as improving pathways between VET and Higher Education so that all Victorians have access to an excellent education system that is more cohesive.