Delivering skills for today and tomorrow
The $585 million Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow package of measures are designed to strengthen the vocational education and training (VET) system. Flagship measures of the package include establishing the:
- National Skills Commission (NSC) to provide independent and trusted labour market analysis and forecasting and lead the development of efficient prices for the VET system.
- National Careers Institute (NCI) to lead the delivery of up-to-date, evidence-based career information and support for Australians at all ages and all stages of their careers.
The NCI’s key achievements since its establishment in July 2019 include designing and rolling out a digital platform, yourcareer.gov.au, to help people find quality career and study information and establishing a grants program to help develop better career services for people at all stages of their career.
The NCI is also delivering the Enhanced Support for School Leavers measure, which will inform young people about jobs in demand, post school study options, how to get into work quickly and tips on how to be competitive in a changing labour market.
Both of these new bodies will play an important role in supporting Australia’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, providing evidence and advice for governments, employers and individuals on the labour market and skills needs.