Skilling Australians Fund

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The establishment of the Skilling Australians Fund is a major commitment by the Australian Government to ongoing funding for vocational education and training and it will have a lasting positive impact on skilling Australian workers into the future.

The Fund is prioritised towards apprentices, trainees, and pre- and higher apprentices in the following key areas:

  • occupations in demand
  • occupations with a reliance on skilled migration
  • industries and sectors of future growth
  • trade apprenticeships
  • rural and regional areas
  • respect of people from targeted cohorts.

Jobs and growth are underpinned by a supply of Australian workers whose skills meet industry needs. The skills sector makes a significant contribution to Australia’s economic success, future productivity and growth. In 2015, around four million vocational education and training student enrolments accounted for two thirds of all post-secondary students.

An estimated $1.5 billion will be available for the ongoing Fund from 2017–18 to 2020–21. With matched funding from states and territories, this will support up to 300,000 apprenticeships, traineeships, pre-apprenticeships and higher apprenticeships.

The Skilling Australians Fund will underpin a new partnership with the states and territories. Under the new arrangements, there will be an emphasis on strong accountability, transparency and the delivery of clear outcomes.

The Commonwealth will agree to projects with the states and territories. All project proposals will need to demonstrate engagement with, and support from, employers and industry. It is critical that industry contribute to shaping the success of the Skilling Australians Fund.

A renewed focus on apprenticeships and traineeships will boost the number of people who choose and succeed in this pathway and help address skills shortages across Australia. Read the Skilling Australians Fund Fact Sheet for more information.

Resources

The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with Skilling Australians Fund.

Results

  1. AISC Chair's media release- Korea

    Created: 18 July 2015

    Australian Industry and Skills Commission - VET collaboration with Korea ensuring globally relevant skills

  2. Chair's media release- China

    Created: 18 July 2015

    New opportunity to support industry engagement in the training system

  3. COAG Industry and Skills Council Meeting, Skills Ministers, 18 November 2016

    Created: 21 November 2016  |  Last modified: 17 May 2017

    COAG Industry and Skills Council Meeting, Skills Ministers, 18 November 2016

  4. Communiqué for the COAG Industry and Skills Council Meeting, Skills Ministers, 1 April 2016

    Created: 1 April 2016

    The skills session of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Industry and Skills Council met in Sydney on 1 April 2016. The session was chaired by Senator the Hon Scott...

  5. Communiqué for the COAG Industry and Skills Council Meetings

    Created: 8 May 2015

    Communiqué for the COAG Industry and Skills Council Meetings, 8 May 2015

  6. Engaging Employers in Skills Development for the 21st Century- ABN Training

    Created: 17 August 2016

    Presentation by ABN Training

  7. Engaging Employers in Skills Development for the 21st Century- Anna Rubin

    Created: 17 August 2016

    Presentation by Anna Rubin

  8. Engaging Employers in Skills Development for the 21st Century- Dale Williams

    Created: 17 August 2016

    Presentation by Dale Williams

  9. Engaging Employers in Skills Development for the 21st Century- Erica Smith

    Created: 17 August 2016

    Presentation by Professor Erica Smith, Federation University

  10. Engaging Employers in Skills Development for the 21st Century- Jan Owen

    Created: 17 August 2016

    Presentation by Jan Owen AM

  11. Engaging Employers in Skills Development for the 21st Century- John King

    Created: 1 September 2016

    Presentation from John King Executive Director – Skills and Employment

  12. Engaging Employers in Skills Development for the 21st Century- Jonathan Barr

    Created: 17 August 2016

    Presentation by Jonathan Barr, Policy Analyst, OECD 2-3 June 2016

  13. Engaging Employers in Skills Development for the 21st Century- Myung-Sook Jun

    Created: 1 September 2016

    Presentation from Myung-Sook Jun Professor, Chonnam National University

  14. Engaging Employers in Skills Development for the 21st Century- Shane Thomas

    Created: 17 August 2016

    Presentation by Shane Thomas - Group Manager Learning and Development, Crown Resorts

  15. Engaging Employers in Skills Development for the 21st Century- Simon Whatmore

    Created: 17 August 2016

    Presentation by Simon Whatmore

  16. Engaging Employers in Skills Development for the 21st Century- Stephen Billett

    Created: 17 August 2016

    Presentation from Stephen Billett, Griffith University

  17. Engaging Employers in Skills Development for the 21st Century- Sylvain Giguère

    Created: 17 August 2016

    Presentation by Sylvain Giguère, Head of the LEED Programme Adelaide, 2 June 2016

  18. Engaging Employers in Skills Development for the 21st Century- University Technology of Sydney

    Created: 17 August 2016

    Presentation by the University Technology of Sydney

  19. Engaging Employers in Skills Development for the 21st Century: Joint Australian Government and OECD Workshop- Summary Report

    Created: 22 June 2016

    Summary report from the 'Engaging Employers in Skills Development for the 21st Century: Joint Australian Government and OECD Workshop' held in Adelaide on 2-3 June 2016. 

  20. National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform

    Created: 12 October 2016

    National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform document

  21. Review of the National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform

    Created: 1 April 2016

    A report on the National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform. The agreement set out the goals and structures of intergovernmental VET funding and reform for the period 2012...

  22. Skilling Australians Fund Fact sheet

    Created: 10 May 2017  |  Last modified: 8 August 2017

    Skilling Australians Fund Fact Sheet

  23. Skills service organisations- EOI Attachment D 21072015

    Created: 21 July 2015

    Industry sectors & TPs information for the Skills service organisations EoI

  24. Skills service organisations- EoI Attachments A, B, C

    Created: 18 July 2015

    Attachments for the Skills service organisations expression of interest

  25. Skills service organisations- Expression of Interest

    Created: 18 July 2015

    EoI for Skills service organisations

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