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Jobs And Skills Australia - A Critical Priority

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Immediate action is being taken to address the urgent skills crisis, by introducing legislation to establish Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA).

Jobs and Skills Australia is a new independent agency, responsible for providing advice to the Government to underpin Australia’s response to current, emerging and future labour market and workforce skills and training needs, and to improve employment opportunities and economic growth.

JSA will work closely with state and territory governments, as well as industry, employers, trade unions and training providers to ensure a shared understanding of the key issues facing Australia’s labour market.

Minister for Skills and Training, the Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, said it is a critical priority of the new government.
 
‘As a nation we are experiencing skills and labour shortages across industries that are vital to the health and wellbeing of Australians and our economy,’ Minister O’Connor said.  ‘JSA will build on the work started by the National Skills Commission, but with a much broader remit to address issues in the skills and training sector, while forging closer partnerships with key stakeholders. '

 JSA will also examine the adequacy of the VET system in delivering these skills and making sure Australians of all backgrounds have the training and skills to access job opportunities now and in future.  Having a tripartite approach, JSA will collaborate with state and territory governments, industry, employers, unions and training providers, and promote a training system that meets the needs of employees, employers and the economy.

Read the full Ministers' Media Centre Release here

Date posted Aug 11, 2022

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