The Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) Ministerial Advisory Board will provide advice to the JSA Commissioner and Minister for Skills and Training (the Minister). The advice guides the strategy, delivery and performance of JSA.
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Establishing the Ministerial Advisory Board
The Ministerial Advisory Board is being set up as part of the legislative requirements for establishing JSA. Nominations for the Ministerial Advisory Board have closed.
Nominations were for:
- 4 members representing employee organisations
- 4 members representing employer organisations
- and up to 4 other members (who are not representative of employee or employer organisations).
Nominations closed 11:30pm AEDT Friday 27 October 2023.
The Jobs and Skills Australia Act 2022 sets the eligibility criteria for membership on the Ministerial Advisory Board. The Minister must be satisfied that you have substantial experience or knowledge in at least one of the following fields:
- vocational education and training
- higher education
- industrial relations (including trade unions)
- labour market analysis
- workforce planning
- regional, rural and remote Australia
- other appropriate field of expertise
- lived experience of disadvantage in the labour market
- experience as a representative of people with lived experience of disadvantage in the labour market.
Nomination will be assessed for eligibility before being provided to the Minister for consideration.
Successful nominees will join the board alongside a Chair and 2 State and Territory representatives. These positions are not part of this nomination process.
For further information contact JSATransition@dewr.gov.au
About the Ministerial Advisory Board
The Ministerial Advisory Board will:
- Support the JSA Commissioner in developing independent advice to Government on JSA’s legislated functions.
- Ensure a voice for tripartite partners in addressing skills, labour market and workforce development needs.
- Provide advice to the JSA Commissioner on development of annual work plans.
- Provide feedback on terms of reference for capacity studies, cohort analyses and regional assessments.
- Consult widely and seek insights from stakeholders on specific skills and workforce issues to inform their advice to the Minister and the JSA Commissioner. It may include convening sub-committees where appropriate, and as agreed by the JSA Commissioner.
The Ministerial Advisory Board will provide this advice through scheduled meetings, or on an as-needs basis as requested by the Minister or the Commissioner. The Ministerial Advisory Board is not a decision-making body.
Appointments will be on a part-time basis for a period of up to 3 years. As a statutory office holder, remuneration has been determined by the Australian Government Remuneration Tribunal at a daily fee of $856 with travel allowance set at Tier 2 (business class travel).
About Jobs and Skills Australia
Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) provides independent advice to the Australian Government on current and emerging labour market and workforce skills and training needs. To discover more visit the Jobs and Skills Australia website.