Trainers ignored and aggrieved

The feds have rearranged oversight of VET courses, some of the oversighted aren’t happy

Canberra and the states/territories have replaced VET course supervision by 73 industry reference committees and skills service organisations with industry clusters, which apparently will tell the training system what skills are needed.

To which Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia responds that it would help if training providers had been involved in the creation of the clusters and “there is little guidance” on how qualifications will be changed to meet industry needs.

“The professionals working in the vocational education and training each day system have, through their lived experience in delivering quality training, identified the opportunities to improve both the qualifications development process and the content of the qualifications themselves,” ITECA suggests.