In December 2017, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, the Hon Karen Andrews MP announced public consultations with vocational education and training (VET) stakeholders on both the implementation of the Australian Skills Quality Authority’s (ASQA) recommendations on unduly short courses and training product reform.
These consultations are taking place in the context of a number of reforms of VET focused on ensuring students and employers receive high quality training that is responsive to the needs of industry and translates into employment opportunities for individuals.
The Department of Education and Training (the department) seeks stakeholder input on the Addressing issues relating to unduly short courses – discussion paper.
How to provide feedback
Stakeholder consultations begin with the release of this discussion paper in December 2017 and continue through to March 2018.
Respondents may provide feedback on some or all of the discussion paper’s themes. To assist with the compilation and analysis of the views of all stakeholders, respondents are encouraged to provide feedback via this preferred submission template. Submissions in alternative formats will also be accepted.
All written responses will be made publicly available on the department’s website, unless respondents direct otherwise. Terms and conditions for public submissions are available on the department’s website at www.education.gov.au/terms-and-conditions-public-submissions-department-education.
How feedback will inform policy decisions
Stakeholder responses to the discussion questions will form the basis for the COAG Industry and Skills Council’s considerations in responding to ASQA’s recommendations.
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