The challenges of COVID-19 have led to new ways in which the vocational training sector delivers online training – we should also be open to new ways to help people develop skills. This study was commissioned as one of several revisions to national agreements under the intergovernmental agreement on financial relations of the Confederation (COAG 2009). The National Agreement for skills and labour development (NASWD) was approved in 2009 by the governments of Australia, the state and territory and updated in 2012. The NASWD sets targets for the skills australians achieve through the Vocational Training System (VET) and reform commitments to ensure that the system is accessible, generates quality services and… [+] The report proposes options for a fundamental reorientation of Australia`s vocational training system with a revised Commonwealth State Agreement, which provides a coherent and agreed-upon policy direction. NASWD provides financial support to states and territories to support vocational education and training and sets agreed goals and objectives for skills and human resources. The NASD review is part of a broader government plan for the Productivity Commission to conduct independent audits of sectoral agreements of national importance with states and territories. This revision will complement the government`s implementation of the Capabilities for Today and Tomorrow package announced in the 2019-20 budget. The $585 million budget package will give Australians the right skills to find a job and pursue a career – now and in the future, wherever they live. Notes: “The National Agreement for Skills and Work Force Development Review: Interim Product Commission Report” of 5 June 2020 is available in VOCEDplus under TD/TNC 140.896. Morrison`s government today asked the Productivity Commission to review the National Agreement on Skills and Workforce Development (NASWD).
The Productivity Committee will assess the effectiveness of the NASD and explore opportunities for coordinated public support for vocational training, opportunities to increase labour market participation and the potential for further targeted reforms.