The Australian Skills Guarantee discussion paper is now available. We invite you to read the discussion paper and make a submission by 5pm AEDT, Thursday 22 December 2022.
The Guarantee aims to ensure that one in 10 workers on major, Australian Government funded projects are an apprentice, trainee or paid cadet. The Guarantee will also include targets for women, include a focus on digital skills and will be applied to Australian Government funded social and affordable housing projects as part of the National Housing Accord.
The discussion paper seeks your feedback on key design considerations including the scope of the Guarantee, the design of the targets and how it could be implemented across various industries and sectors including construction, digital and renewable energy.
We are also seeking views on the design of future initiatives to support women to achieve higher paying careers via vocational education and training (VET) pathways.
Your responses will help inform the design of the Guarantee and support for women in VET.