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1 ACCI speaks on behalf of businesses at a national and international level 1  2009 CUBED Communications Click to edit title Date Month Year What does Industry want from the VET sector? Jenny Lambert Director – Employment, Education & Training Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry 3 September2014

2 ACCI speaks on behalf of businesses at a national and international level 2

3 Value of Training  Deliver skills that the economy needs  Skills development and an employment participation outcome 3  Value adds to the economy  Portability  public benefit v private benefit  Who pays?

4 ACCI speaks on behalf of businesses at a national and international level How is the Value realised? Micro level – by the provider  Training needs to meet industry needs – up to date, relevant  Underpinning generic or employability skills  Industry engagement  High quality assessment  Work integrated learning Macro level – policy settings  Training packages based on industry input  National regulator  Consistent approach  Well funded 4

5 ACCI speaks on behalf of businesses at a national and international level What industry wants in VET 5  Skills across the board - Skills development is needed at all levels and should match the needs of the marketplace  Industry driven system – not just in name only  Quality outcomes  Better bang for the buck – efficiency and effectiveness

6 ACCI speaks on behalf of businesses at a national and international level COAG Targets  Halve the proportion of Australians without qualifications at Certificate III or higher by 2020  Double the number of higher level (Diploma and Advanced Diploma) qualification completions by 2020  40% of year olds to be degree qualified Question: Do they all add up and most importantly match industry needs? 6

7 ACCI speaks on behalf of businesses at a national and international level What has happened since the National Agreement in April 2012  Spent a lot of money  Change happening on key words, like entitlement and transparency but no overall strategy or narrative  States implementing training reform in their own way and trying to save themselves from major budget blow outs  Change to the gatekeeper in September 2013  In many cases thrown the baby out with the bathwater  Potential impact of higher education reforms on diplomas and advanced diplomas 7

8 ACCI speaks on behalf of businesses at a national and international level Apprenticeships in Freefall  Particularly the non-trades have plummeted  Previous Federal Government talked big on skills but dramatically decreased apprenticeship incentives.  Even trades have taken a hit – wages have had a major impact 8

9 ACCI speaks on behalf of businesses at a national and international level Quality is still the key 9  Training Packages –industry input  Provider standards  Poor providers are not only dragging others down, they are shifting policy in the wrong direction  National regulation – equal oversight for public and private sector on a risk assessment approach  Australian Skills & Quality Authority (ASQA).

10 ACCI speaks on behalf of businesses at a national and international level VET Reform  Actively engaged with the Federal Government in future directions  New approach to standards – providers and training packages  Hoping to improve the outcomes from the national agreement with the States  Better embedding the voice of industry into the structures and negotiations, including with the States  Improving apprenticeship commitment and outcomes  Negotiating on the Industry skills fund 10

11 ACCI speaks on behalf of businesses at a national and international level Schools 11  Review of VET in schools  Review of outcomes of Trade Training Centres  Minimum requirements for literacy and numeracy  Employability Skills

12 ACCI speaks on behalf of businesses at a national and international level Challenges for the Sport, Fitness and Recreation industry  Not in the critical industries – not on any needs list.  Struggle for funding  Personal Fitness training not taken seriously – but you are not alone 12

13 ACCI speaks on behalf of businesses at a national and international level 13  2009 CUBED Communications Click to edit title Date Month Year What does industry want? Jenny Lambert Thank you and questions


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