​National consultations on the three key initiatives of the Australian Government’s $525 million Skills Package Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow have now started.

The three co-design initiatives open for consultation are:

  • the National Skills Commission – which will oversee the Australian Government’s investment in the VET system and promote a nationwide approach to skills forecasting. Discussion paper available for feedback. Submissions close Friday 22 November 2019.
  • two Skills Organisations pilots, will trial new approaches to industry leadership to help improve the national training system for both industry and students. The pilots will be in the key future job markets of human services care and digital securities (including cyber security). Discussion paper available for feedback. Submissions close Friday 22 November 2019.
  • the National Careers Institute – established in July 2019, to provide leadership in the delivery of high quality, evidence-based career development to help Australians make informed decisions about their learning, training and work pathways. Workshops will examine how the institute can most effectively achieve its purpose. Other engagement and consultation information available on the Institute’s e-Hub

These initiatives are essential in building the foundation for long-term improvements to the sector and will ensure Australia is ready for emerging industries.


The National Careers Institute together with the National Skills Commission and Skills Organisation Pilots are also holding a range of targeted workshops around the country, with the Brisbane workshop taking place on 18-19 November 2019.

Click here to register for Brisbane workshop

Alternatively, you can register to attend at one of the other workshops around the country, these are listed on the National Careers Institute Engagement Hub.

Click here for other workshop dates

Courtesy of the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business