MORE NATIONAL LEADERSHIP NEEDED ON SKILLS AND TRAINING
Federal Labor will commit to greater industry participation in the skills and training sector, to encourage better collaboration and outcomes.
Under an Albanese Labor Government, Vocational Education and Training (VET) Industry Clusters will be tripartite in nature, incorporating voices from unions and businesses both big and small. Labor acknowledges the important work that has already gone into these reforms.
VET Industry Clusters will be responsible for ensuring training products are aligned with the skills needed by industry, and training meets industry requirements. They will link strongly with Labor’s planned Jobs and Skills Australia, which will be responsible for matching the training of today with the jobs of tomorrow.
It is through getting all parties around the table that we get a system which actually works, and delivers stronger outcomes for learners and employers, and supports Australia’s economic recovery.
Tripartism is an important principle promoted by the UN’s International Labour Organisation.
At a time when Australia is experiencing a severe skills crisis, with fewer apprentices and trainees completing their qualifications, and more businesses crying out for skills workers, it’s crucial that the industrial parties are represented in decision-making roles.
By ensuring there’s a seat at the table for representatives, we can more effectively address current workforce challenges and prepare for new and emerging skills needs.
National leadership in the skills sector will be a priority under an Albanese Labor Government, with the tripartite Jobs and Skills Australia to oversee and coordinate.
Tripartism is a key principle of the Australian Labor Party and one we are proud to uphold.
TUESDAY, 22 MARCH 2022