Overview of higher education, research and international education measures
Business and Industry
On 28 November 2018, the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, and Senator; the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education, announced the Hon Steven Joyce will undertake a review into the Australian vocational education and training (VET) system.
The report will be delivered to the Government in March 2019.
Of the six states and territories to sign the NPSAF before the 30 September 2018 deadline South Australia and the Northern Territory have committed to specific projects that will meet the needs of industry and increase the number of apprentices and trainees.
The Australian Government is committed to enhancing the sustainability, transparency and accountability of the sector while ensuring that student support is targeted to deliver the best outcomes for students.
The Australian Government is providing $28.2 million over four years (from 2016-17 to 2019-20) to the NRIP, expanding the existing Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) PhD internships program to a nationally-scaled program. The NRIP objectives are to:
- support 1400 new industry-based internships for PhD researchers, with a focus on supporting more women in science, technology, engineering, or mathematical (STEM) disciplines
- provide PhD students with the opportunity to work with an industry partner on a research project and apply their knowledge in the workforce
- encourage greater collaboration between industry and universities
The 2017 Australia-India Skills Mission, Skilling a Global Economy will bring together representatives from business, industry and government. The aim of the visit is to strengthen collaboration between Australia and India, fostering new ways of working together to address skills and workforce challenges.
Developing your skills and the skills of your employees can help to keep your business competitive. Investing in skills and training can increase productivity and innovation, help you attract and retain high quality employees and improve customer satisfaction.
Extension of transition period for training products endorsed between September 2015 and March 2016
The transition to the Standards for Training Packages resulted in a temporary surge in the number of revised training products endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). The peak of activity was between September 2015 and March 2016.
NCRIS is a national network of world-class research infrastructure projects that support high-quality research that will drive greater innovation in the Australian research sector and the economy more broadly. Projects support strategically important research through which Australian researchers and their international partners can address key national and global challenges.