Collaboration key to strengthening skills and careers sectors

More than 1000 people from over 600 organisations across Australia have so far participated in stakeholder consultation and co-design to strengthen and modernise the skills and careers sectors. 

The Australian Government is holding 13 workshops across metro and regional centres to focus on the co-design of the National Careers Institute (NCI), the National Skills Commission (NSC) and Skills Organisations (SO), which were announced as part of the $585.3 million Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow package.

Stakeholders also have an opportunity to share their views on Australia’s careers development system through the NCI’s e-Hub, an interactive forum allowing two-way dialogue with the Institute. Over the next six months, further NCI consultations are planned to invite deep discussion, collaboration and co-design on specific areas of focus such as: data and digital, funding and services, and promoting pathways.

Interim National Skills Commissioner, Adam Boyton, who attended the Darwin NSC and SO co-design workshops, said consultations have reflected the diverse range of views and experiences of the VET sector.

“The discussions have been constructive and informative, and it has been particularly valuable to hear from people and organisations all across Australia, especially those in regional and remote areas,” Adam said.

“Hearing from all parts of the system and all parts of the country will help ensure that together we can deliver the training and skills outcomes that Australia needs.”