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Higher Education and Skills Group

The Higher Education and Skills Group facilitates participation and achievement in senior secondary and tertiary education and training by supporting partnerships between providers, employers and the community and advising on public funding and regulation. It manages the Government-funded training market, public provider governance and accountability, and the apprenticeship system.

Phone03 9637 2000
Fax Number03 9651 9129
Postal Address
GPO Box 4367

DX NumberDX 210074
Organisational Units
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DivisionsAdult, Community and Further Education03 9651 9999The Division provides policy advice relating to the Learn Local sector;supports the ACFE Board to improve course provider business, skills and teaching and administer grant programs;and supports ACFE Regional Councils.
DivisionsMarket Facilitation and Information03 9651 9999The Division researches and shares information about skills needed in the labour market and the performance of the training and higher education sectors;and supports industry participation and leadership in the training system.;works with industry stakeholders and employers to improve the responsiveness of the training system to employer needs
DivisionsPathways and Participation03 9637 2000The Division develops projects and programs to increase participation in tertiary education and training and improve transitions and strengthen pathways between school, further learning and employment;and supports the ACFE Board and ACFE Regional Councils.
DivisionsTAFE Transition Taskforce03 9637 2000The TAFE Transition Taskforce was established in June 2012, following the announcement of reform to the Victorian vocational training market as set out in 'Refocusing Vocational Training in Victoria'.
The Taskforce is responsible for governance, performance monitoring, and reporting for TAFE institutes, universities and other adult and vocational education entities.
The Taskforce is also responsible for the oversight of the implementation of the Government ís reforms to the governance of TAFE institutes and the transition of TAFE institutes into a new operating environment.
DivisionsTertiary Education Policy and Strategic Projects03 9637 2000The role of the Tertiary Education Policy and Strategic Projects Division is to: * Advise on policy settings to support the efficient and effective operation of the publicly funded training market and empower education and training providers to develop seamless pathways and partnerships;* By looking over the horizon to the challenges and opportunities of the coming years, provide high level strategic advice to support the government in future-proofing its market design and management settings.
DivisionsTraining Market Operations03 9637 2000The Training Market Operations Division develops entry to market and contracting standards, contracts, funds and quality assures government subsidised vocational training providers.
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Key StaffDeputy Secretary03 9637 2000
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