Council of Australian Governments Skills Council

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The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Skills Council was established by COAG to develop and implement high-level policies that will assist Australian industry to be competitive and motivated to create jobs and investment.

The Skills Council is responsible for:

Skills development and national training arrangements. View the Skills Council Terms of Reference.

The Skills Council focuses on major policy reforms that require Commonwealth-State collaboration.

Skills ministers will work together through a new COAG Skills Council, in consultation with education ministers, to advise leaders on future reform priorities by the end of 2019 and provide a reform roadmap to COAG in early 2020.

The Skills Council is chaired by the Commonwealth Minister with portfolio responsibility for Skills. The Council may engage directly with selected industry stakeholders to inform discussion and deliberation.

When required the Council will work collaboratively with other COAG councils on matters of shared interest.

The COAG Skills Council was announced on 9 August 2019, which replaces the former COAG Industry Skills Council (CISC).

Further information about COAG councils is available at www.coag.gov.au.

View the joint and industry stream communiques, prior to the establishment of the Skills Council, on the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science website.

Links to communiques 

COAG Skills Council Communiqué: September 2019

COAG Industry and Skills Council Communiqué: October 2018

COAG Industry and Skills Council Communiqué: November 2017

COAG Industry and Skills Council Communiqué: June 2017

COAG Industry and Skills Council Communiqué: November 2016

COAG Industry and Skills Council Communiqué: April 2016

COAG Industry and Skills Council Communiqué: November 2015

COAG Industry and Skills Council Communiqué: May 2015

COAG Industry and Skills Council Communiqué: September 2014

COAG Industry and Skills Council Communiqué: April 2014