Victorian government to undertake review on post secondary education, training

By Vanessa Wiltshire

THE State Government will undertake a significant review into Victoria’s post-secondary education and training system.

The review will be focused on ensuring that the post-secondary education and training sectors are ready and capable of delivering the workforce needed for the coming decades.

The review will be led by former federal minister Jenny Macklin and will be focused on designing a system that meets the needs of both industry and government, while supporting individual students to get the skills they need.

The Macklin Review will contribute to the reforms already under way through the COAG Skills Council. Ms Macklin has significant experience in delivering major social and economic reforms and will bring together experts from across the country to ensure Victoria has a quality system fit for the future.

Private industry and large employers have a critical role to play in investing in the training and development of their workforces. The review will also look at reforms to further strengthen the role of private employers in training and workforce development.

The review will also look at what can be done to ensure Vocational Education and Training courses continue to deliver high-quality qualifications, as well improving pathways between VET and higher education so that all Victorians have access to an excellent education system that is more cohesive.

Since 2015, the Labor Government has invested more than $1.3 billion in the TAFE system.