Skills Organisations

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The Australian Government is piloting Skills Organisations to enhance the role and leadership of industry and to test and trial ways to improve Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector.

The nature of work in Australia is changing. Australia’s capacity to grow, compete and thrive in a global economy has become dependent on employers and individuals being able to access the right skills at the right time. 

As the nation’s economy emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, Australia needs a highly skilled, resilient and adaptable workforce underpinned by a world-leading VET sector that is responsive to the needs of business and industry.

Through Skills Organisations, the Australian Government is exploring potential design, approaches and opportunities to deepen industry engagement and improve the long-term outcomes of the VET system. 

Three Skills Organisation Pilots have been established in three key industries

Skills Organisations are working collaboratively with the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), the National Skills Commission (NSC) and the National Careers Institute (NCI) to deliver a stronger VET system.

Pilots

The three pilots, in the human services care, digital technologies and mining industries, will trial new ways of working to shape the national training system to be more responsive to the skills needs for those industries - from the identification of skills needs, to qualifications development, through to improving the quality of training delivery and assessment. Lessons from these pilots will help inform broader improvements to the national training system.

Human Services Care

The human services care sector will support an increasing number of Australians in the coming decades, with demand for care-related occupations expected to increase by over 100,000 jobs in the next five years alone.

Digital Technology

Digital technologies are essential to Australia’s economy. The demand for ICT professionals and telecommunications technicians is projected to increase by an additional 71,000 workers by 2024, with significant increases also needed in cyber skills to meet that sector’s full potential.

Mining

The Mining Skills Organisation pilot was announced on 1 November 2019. Mining continues to be one of the largest areas of GDP growth for Australia. The mining industry is at the forefront of industries undergoing large-scale skills shifts as a result of changing technologies and future global demands.

Guidelines for Skills Organisations Pilots

The Guidelines for Skills Organisations (SO) Pilots define the strategic framework of the SO pilot program, details on the program’s scope and funding of agreed services.

Consultations

Between September and December 2019, the Australian Government completed a national co-design on how Skills Organisations could drive improvements to the VET system. To inform the co-design a Discussion paper calling for submissions was published on 26 September 2019 and closed on 22 November 2019. A total of 40 submissions were received. To complement the discussion paper, over 500 people participated in one of the 13 workshops and two small business roundtables across Australia. A public report summarising the consultations titled This is what we heard is available for download.

For more information please email SkillsOrganisations@dese.gov.au .

Resources

The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with Skills Organisations.

Results

  1. Communique Digital Technology Steering Group Meeting- 26 May

    Created: 2 June 2020

    This document contains a communiqué from the Digital Technology Skills Organisation Pilot Steering Group

  2. Communique HSC Steering Group Meeting 20 April 2020

    Created: 27 May 2020

    This document contains a communiqué from the Human Services Skills Organisation Pilot Steering Group

  3. Communique HSC Steering Group Meeting 24 March 2020

    Created: 27 May 2020

    This document contains a communiqué from the Human Services Skills Organisation Pilot Steering Group

  4. Digital Technologies Skills Organisation Pilot- Steering Group Communiqué

    Created: 6 March 2020

    This document contains a communiqué about the Digital Technologies Skills Organisation Pilot Steering Group second meeting

  5. Digital Technology Skills Organisation Pilot Communique- 18 March 2020

    Created: 16 April 2020

    This document contains a communiqué about the Digital Technologies Skills Organisation Pilot Steering Group second meeting.

  6. Digital Technology Skills Organisation Pilot Communique- 20 April 2020

    Created: 30 April 2020

    This document contains a communiqué about the Digital Technologies Skills Organisation Pilot Steering Group third meeting - 20 April 2020

  7. Digital Technology Skills Organisation Pilot Industry Roundtable Outcomes

    Created: 25 February 2020

    This document contains the outcomes of the industry roundtable for the Digital Technology Skills Organisation Pilot

  8. Digital Technology Skills Organisation Pilot Terms of Reference

    Created: 25 February 2020

    This document outlines the Terms of Reference for the Digital Technology Skills Organisation Pilot Steering Group and Working Group

  9. Entry into Care Roles Skill Set FAQs

    Created: 21 July 2020  |  Last modified: 10 September 2020

    This document contains FAQs related to the Entry into Care Roles skill set

  10. Factsheet 1- About Skills Organisations

    Created: 6 July 2020

    This factsheet contains information about Skills Organisations.

  11. Factsheet 2- About Skills Organisation Pilots

    Created: 6 July 2020

    This factsheet contains information about the Skills Organisation Pilots.

  12. Factsheet 3- Skills Organisations Q&A

    Created: 6 July 2020

    This factsheet contains frequesntly asked questions and answers about Skills Organisations.

  13. Factsheet 4- Skills Organisations responding to COVID-19

    Created: 6 July 2020

    This factsheet contains information about how the Skills Organisation Pilots are responding to the COVID-19 challenges.

  14. Human Services Care Skills Organisation Pilot Communiqué- 21 May 2020

    Created: 21 May 2020

    This document contains a communiqué from the Human Services Skills Organisation Pilot Steering Group

  15. Human Services Care Skills Organisation Pilot Industry Roundtable Outcomes

    Created: 25 February 2020

    This document contains the outcomes of the industry roundtable for the Human Services Care Skills Organisation Pilot

  16. Human Services Care Skills Organisation Pilot Terms of Reference

    Created: 24 February 2020

    This document outlines the Terms of Reference for the Human Services Care Skills Organisation Pilot Steering Group and Working Group

  17. Human Services Care Skills Organisation Pilot- Steering Group Communiqué- 24 February 2020

    Created: 6 March 2020

    This document contains a communiqué from the Human Services Skills Organisation Pilot Steering Group

  18. Human Services Skills Organisation September Communique

    Created: 24 September 2020

    This document contains the September communique from the Human Services Skills Organisation 

  19. Mining Skills Organisation Pilot Bulletin- Third Quarter 2020

    Created: 9 September 2020

    This document is the quarterly update on the Mining Skills Organisation Pilot (MSOP)

  20. Mining Skills Organisation Pilot Communiqué 7 May 2020

    Created: 4 June 2020

    This document contains a communiqué from the Mining Skills Organisation Pilot Steering Group.

  21. Mining Skills Organisation Pilot Interim Terms of Reference

    Created: 4 June 2020

    This document outlines the Interim Terms of Reference for the Mining Skills Organisation Pilot Steering Group and Working Group.

  22. Skills Organisation Pilot Principles

    Created: 28 February 2020  |  Last modified: 31 March 2020

    Skills Organisation Pilot principles have been developed to support future industry engagement to inform the design and longer-term organisational and governance model for each...

  23. Skills Organisation Pilots: Industry Roundtable Paper

    Created: 28 February 2020

    This document was provided at the industry roundtable for the Human Services Care Skills Organisation Pilot and the Digital Technology Skills Organisation Pilot.

  24. Skills Organisations National co-design workshops Discussion Paper

    Created: 26 September 2019  |  Last modified: 11 November 2019

    This discussion paper informs the Australian Governments co-design of the Skills Organisation. Find out more about Skills Organisations.

  25. Skills Organisations update 22 September 2020

    Created: 23 September 2020

    This document containes the first e-update on Skills Organisations.

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