Training Centres in Schools Program - Independent Review

Tuesday 3 February 2015


Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, released the findings of the independent review of the Trade Training Centres in Schools Program on 3 February 2015.

The Trade Training Centres in Schools Program - Independent Review 2014, announced in 2014, was undertaken to find ways to improve the use of Trade Training Centres and discover how much employers were involved in the training and if it met their needs.

As part of the review process, the outcomes of the 217 Trade Training Centres that were operational in 2012 were examined and the strengths and weaknesses of the program were identified.

The review findings will inform the Government on ways to optimise use of the Trade Training Centre expenditure and improve the quality of vocational learning and VET delivered to secondary students.

The review has identified two key ingredients for success – strong school leadership and local employer engagement. Suggestions were included to better target these two principles to achieve successful outcomes in Trade Training Centres.

The Government is committed to ensuring that Trade Training Centres operate effectively with local business, industry and communities.