The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training has launched an inquiry into the perceptions and status of vocational education and training (VET) in Australia.
“Australia is currently facing a critical skills shortage in many sectors of the economy. The VET sector is central to ensuring that people have access to secure work and that employers have access to the skills they need to run and expand their businesses,” said Lisa Chesters MP, Committee Chair.
“This inquiry will examine the choices of Australian students, employers and educators, and investigate ways to improve the perceptions of the VET sector and its role in providing opportunities for Australians from all walks of life,” Ms Chesters said.
“The committee encourages submissions from anyone interested in this issue, including potential students, employers, parents, educators, and industry bodies and unions.”
More information on the inquiry, including the full terms of reference and details on making a submission, can be found on the Committee website.