The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) recently held it’s 47th general meeting with leader’s working on priority issues for keeping the Australian economy strong. This included the topic – A Vision for Skills in Australia.

“A strong Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector is critical for our economy and ensuring Australians are equipped for the workforce now and in the future. Leaders agreed to a shared vision for VET delivering high quality education and training that meets the needs of students and employers. VET and higher education are equal and integral parts of Australia’s post-secondary education system. The Commonwealth and states and territories will work together to deliver a system which helps all Australians – for those getting first qualifications or re-training – get the skills they need for employment. Skills ministers will work together through a new COAG Skills Council, in consultation with education ministers, to advise leaders on future reform priorities by the end of 2019 and provide a reform roadmap to COAG in early 2020.”

A Vision for Vocational Education and Training (VET) was also issued, outlining goals relating to the VET system.

Read the summary here.

Click here for more information relating to outcomes of the recent COAG meeting.