Opposition leader Peter Malinauskas and his entire Labor party have voted against legislation to significantly reform and modernise South Australia’s training system.
Vice-Chancellors from Australia’s six dual-sector universities have today released their response to the interim report of the Productivity Commission’s review of the National Agreement on Skills and Workforce Development (NASWD).
The Productivity Commission National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development Review Interim Report into the future of skills and workforce development in Australia favours private providers, increasing contestability, student loans and vouchers and fundamentally fails to ensure TAFE’s future as the pre-eminent public provider of high-quality Vocational Education and Training (VET) across the nation.
Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/pc-review-favours-profit-above-ensuring-tafe-s-future/
The South Australian State Government will introduce a Bill in Parliament this week outlining significant reforms to deliver a more flexible and responsive training system for the state.
The National Skills Commission (NSC) is a critical new part of Australia’s economic infrastructure, providing expert advice and national leadership on the Australian labour market, current and future skills needs and workforce development issues. They have released their inaugural report today that shows while the impact of COVID-19 on the labour market has been significant, some data indicates early signs of stabilisation and a small increase in the number of employers looking to hire.
Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/inaugural-report-of-national-skills-commission-australian-labour-market-and-covid-19/
The CEO of the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), who is the peak body representing independent providers in the higher education, vocational education, training and skills
sectors has suggested students will be best served through a nationally consistent set of course subsidies, based on the efficient cost of delivery with loadings to address higher delivery costs in some locations and to certain student groups.
The Interim Skills Commissioner, Adam Boyton has taken on a tough gig according to ITECA’s Chief Executive, Troy Williams.
Adam Boyton has been appointed as the interim Commissioner and is tasked with overseeing the early design work on how to nationally forecast skills demand in industry and options for a new funding model for VET qualifications.
Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/interim-national-skills-commissioner-appointed/ and https://www.miragenews.com/vital-national-skills-commissioner-appointment/