In September 2014, the Minister for Industry, the Hon Ian Macfarlane MP announced that, at the end of the current contract period with Industry Skills Councils, the Australian Government would be moving to a more contestable model for the development and maintenance of training packages.
The Government is considering new approaches to the development and maintenance of training packages which will be underpinned by the implementation of a contestability framework to ensure employers, the training sector, graduates and the public are provided with the best possible outcomes at the best possible price and quality. Stakeholder feedback is crucial to the design of the final model.
The purpose of the Industry Engagement in Training Package Development Discussion Paper is to receive views and suggestions about contestable approaches to the development of training packages which guide industry-directed vocational education and training in Australia. Read More