COAG agrees to review the national entitlement to skills

TDA Newsletter    |    11 May 2015

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The National Partnership Agreement on Skills, including the student entitlement to training, is to be reviewed, following the COAG meeting of federal, state and territory skills ministers in Melbourne on 8 May.

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Birmingham

Simon Birmingham

The ministers agreed to a “simpler, more responsive training system” under projects agreed by the meeting, according the Commonwealth skills minister Senator Simon Birmingham.  The meeting agreed to:

  •  Simplify the current 67 different training packages covering over 17,000 units of competency embedded in around 1,600 qualifications as well as 1,283 accredited courses;
  • Review the operation of the National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform in light of recent experiences by jurisdictions in delivery of student entitlement systems; and,
  • Improve existing surveys and data collections to provide more information to students and potential students, as well as employers, about training, and to reduce the compliance burden on students and providers.

Birmingham said he expects to see this work delivering changes, particularly relating to quality and relevance, in coming months.

See
COAG Industry and Skills Council Meeting communiqué.
Commonwealth media release.
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