National Skills Commission

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Visit the new National Skills Commission (NSC) website to learn more about labour market data and analysis, skills forecasting and VET pricing and performance.

As we deal with COVID-19 and the impact on the economy, we need to understand what’s happening in the labour market, the structural shifts that will occur and the skilling and re-training needed to get people back into work.

The 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.

The NSC regularly contacts Australian businesses to gain insights on the impacts of COVID-19. If you have been contacted by one of our interviewers and have questions about the survey please visit our website or email recruitmentsurveys@skillscommission.gov.au. Information from the survey will be available on the NSC website and the Labour Market Information Portal.

Our Journey

The creation of the NSC was one of the key recommendations from the review conducted by the Honourable Steven Joyce, Strengthening Skills: Expert Review of Australia’s Vocational Education and Training System (the Joyce review), completed in 2019.

A report summarising feedback from a comprehensive co-design process, titled This is what we heard was used to inform the design of the NSC.

The National Skills Commissioner Bill 2020 to establish a new statutory position — the National Skills Commissioner (the Commissioner) was introduced into Parliament on Thursday 14 May 2020.

The NSC provides high quality advice on Australia’s labour market, future workforce changes and current and emerging skills needs, including:

  • Australia’s current, emerging and future workforce skills needs
  • efficient prices for VET courses
  • the public and private return on government investment in VET qualifications
  • the performance of Australia’s system for providing VET
  • issues affecting the state of the Australian and international labour markets
  • opportunities to improve access, skills development and choice for regional, rural and remote Australia in relation to VET.

Please contact the National Skills Commission for more information.

News

The following is a list of all the news items that are associated with National Skills Commission.

What we heard about strengthening Australia’s skills and careers sectors

News | 27 May 2020

The Department has published summaries of what we heard during national co-design consultations on three key Skills Package initiatives – the National Skills Commission, National Careers Institute and Skills Organisations.

Helping Australians identify their transferable skills for new jobs

News | 27 May 2020

Skills Match on the Job Outlook website helps people identify their skills they have gained in past jobs, and suggests new job ideas which they may be able to transfer these skills into.

PM spotlights National Skills Commission

News | 26 May 2020

The National Skills Commission will develop a robust evidence base to strengthen the Australian education and training system.