The Australian Government has announced significant reforms to the VET sector. The changes include a new VET Stakeholder Committee and plans to expand ASQA’s role to provide more education to the VET sector.
The new committee aims to strengthen collaboration of Commonwealth, state and territory governments, industry and training providers. It includes representatives of business councils, consumer advocates, peak body representatives, registered training organisations, and public, private, community and not-for-profit providers.
The reforms to ASQA support a more educative approach to regulation to help providers improve quality. They respond to key recommendations from the Braithwaite and Joyce reviews:
- All eyes on quality: Review of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 report
- Strengthening Skills: Expert Review of Australia’s Vocational Education and Training System
Statements about the reforms are available to read online: