These skills strategies support and guide the sector in Australia.
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International Skills Engagement
Engagement with international vocational education and training (VET) students helps position Australia as a global leader in skills training.
- VET International Engagement Strategy
- Understand how growth is supported
Support for apprenticeships and traineeships
The Skilling Australians Fund supports the uptake of additional apprenticeships, traineeships and other employment-related training to improve employment outcomes and meet employer, industry and labour market needs for skilled workers.
- Learn how the Fund supports the skilling of Australians
- Read the National Partnership on the Skilling Australians Fund
NW Tasmania Job Ready Generation Package
The North-West Tasmania Job Ready Generation Package (NW Tas Package) supports the provision of training, workforce planning and job matching initiatives across a number of sectors in the region.
The NW Tas Package is a Project Agreement between the Australia Government and the Tasmanian Government, signed on 15 March 2019.
$3.15 million was provided to the Tasmanian Government in 2018-19 to deliver a range of initiatives over three years (expiring 30 August 2022).
Initiatives are aimed at meeting existing and emerging skill needs across sectors including agriculture, mining, manufacturing, building and construction.
The Project Agreement can be accessed on the Council of Federal Financial Relations website.View the Project Agreement website
Energising Tasmania will invest over $16 million over four years from 2019-20 to train a skilled workforce needed for the energy sector and to support the Battery of the Nation initiative.
Energising Tasmania will make it attractive for Tasmanians to access vocational education and training to meet energy sector skills needs through nationally recognised training. The Australian and Tasmanian Governments are working together to determine priority skills needs and eligibility.
Fee-free training in priority skills areas will equip Tasmania’s workforce with the expertise needed to build and maintain pumped hydroelectricity, and the electrical and engineering skills to build the interconnection infrastructure with the National Electricity Market.
The initiative is managed through a National Partnership Project Agreement. An agreed annual Implementation Plan outlines key activities and milestones for the delivery of agreed outputs. Copies can be found on the Council of Federal Financial Relations website.
Further information on the activities being delivered by the Tasmanian Government can be found on the Skills Tasmania Energising Tasmania website.Learn more about Energising Tasmania
Revitalising TAFE campuses Across Australia
The Government has committed $50 million over two years from 2020-21 to improving vocational education infrastructure. This is being delivered in partnership with state and territory governments.
- Learn more about the initiative
- Read individual project summaries
Supporting life-long learning
Adult Learners’ Week is celebrated in the first week of September each year. It promotes the benefits of learning on improved workforce participation and productivity for adults. We provide funding to the peak body for adult education, Adult Learning Australia, to deliver activities to support Adult Learners Week
- Read more about Adult Learners' Week
- See how the government supports Adults Learners' Week
Regulating training providers
Registered training providers must make sure training products are regularly revised and updated. They must comply with national competency and assessment standards.
- Learn about the extension period
- Link to VET regulators
- Understand the national VET standards
The Australian Government is piloting Skills Organisations to test ways to improve Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector.
- Learn about Skills Organisations
- Explore Skills Organisations Pilots