Smart questions from skills minister

Employment and skills Minister Stuart Robert had questions about the training system in a National Skills Week address Tuesday

Speaking at an Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry on-line event Mr Robert put a range of issues on the agenda, including, why ministers have to sign off on changes to trade qualifications and why updating them can take year. And why course costs differ across jurisdictions. He also raised attrition in apprenticeships, shortages of IT workers that VET could be filling, but isn’t and why micro-credentials aren’t being embraced. Good questions in an address which is not yet on the minister’s website.