The Australian Government has introduced legislation to establish an interim Jobs and Skills Australia, a statutory body to provide independent advice on current, emerging, and future workforce, skills, and training needs. Jobs and Skills Australia will build on the work started by the National Skills Commission. The proposed broader remit includes a focus on workforce planning and developing closer partnerships with state and territory governments, unions, industry, and education providers.
A period of consultation will soon commence on the permanent model for Jobs and Skills Australia, including as part of September’s Jobs and Skills Summit. Watch this space for further information regarding the consultation period. Click here for more information.