Council of Australian Governments Skills Council

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The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Skills Council was announced on 9 August 2019 and replaces the former COAG Industry and Skills Council (COAG).

The Council assists COAG by developing and implementing policies under the vision endorsed by COAG, ensuring the vocational education and training (VET) sector is a responsive, dynamic and a trusted sector that delivers an excellent standard of education and training. 

The Council is responsible for skills development and national training arrangements, with a focus on major policy reforms requiring Commonwealth-State collaboration.

The Council’s priority actions include ensuring the national training system delivers a highly skilled and productive workforce to support national and local economies. View the Skills Council Terms of Reference.

In consultation with education ministers, the Council are advising leaders on future reform priorities and providing a reform roadmap to COAG in the first half of 2020.

The Commonwealth Minister responsible for Skills is the Chair of the Council. The Council consists of members from each state and territory, and New Zealand, with portfolio responsibility for skills issues.

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

Further information about COAG councils is available on the Council of Australian Governments website.

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 communiqué

COAG Skills Council Communiqué: April 2020

COAG Skills Council Communiqué: November 2019

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

Resources

The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with Council of Australian Governments Skills Council.

Results

  1. COAG Industry and Skills Council Communiqué: April 2014

    Created: 26 August 2015

    Communiqué for the COAG Industry and Skills Council Meeting – 3 April 2014.

  2. COAG Industry and Skills Council Communiqué: April 2016

    Created: 1 April 2016

    The skills session of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Industry and Skills Council met in Sydney on 1 April 2016. The session was chaired by Senator the Hon Scott...

  3. COAG Industry and Skills Council Communiqué: June 2017

    Created: 2 June 2017

    COAG Industry and Skills Council Meeting, Skills Ministers, 2 June 2017 - Communique

  4. COAG Industry and Skills Council Communiqué: May 2015

    Created: 26 August 2015

    VET Reform - CISC Communique May 2015

  5. COAG Industry and Skills Council Communiqué: November 2016

    Created: 21 November 2016  |  Last modified: 17 May 2017

    COAG Industry and Skills Council Meeting, Skills Ministers, 18 November 2016

  6. COAG Industry and Skills Council Communiqué: November 2017

    Created: 24 November 2017

    November 2017 CISC communique

  7. COAG Industry and Skills Council Communiqué: October 2018

    Created: 3 October 2018

    3 October 2018 CISC Communique

  8. COAG Industry and Skills Council Communiqué: September 2014

    Created: 26 August 2015

    VET Reform - CISC Communique September 2014

  9. COAG Skills Council Communiqué: April 2020

    Created: 3 April 2020

    3 April 2020 COAG Skills Council Communique

  10. COAG Skills Council Communiqué: November 2019

    Created: 22 November 2019

    22 November 2019 COAG Skills Council Communiqué

  11. COAG Skills Council Communiqué: September 2019

    Created: 20 September 2019  |  Last modified: 20 September 2019

    20 September 2019 COAG Skills Council Communique

  12. Council of Australian Governments Skills Council Terms of Reference

    Created: 24 October 2019

    Council of Australian Governments Skills Council Terms of Reference

  13. Vocational Education and Training (VET) Reform Roadmap Consultation Draft

    Created: 21 February 2020

    Vocational Education and Training (VET) Reform Roadmap Consultation Draft