Department of Education and Training
Higher Education and Skills
Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Division Memo
- Registered Learn Local providers
- Statewide providers
- ACFE Board
- ACFE Regional Councils
- Learn Local stakeholders
- ACFE Division staff
From: Jeanette Nagorcka, Executive Director, Adult, Community and Further Education Division
Date: 22 March 2022
Subject: Clean Economy Workforce Development Strategy
Actions and critical dates
- Learn Locals interested in contributing to the development of the Clean Economy Workforce Development Strategy to contribute to the online survey.
The Victorian Government has committed to decarbonising the economy and achieving net zero emissions by 2050, which will have implications for workforce skill needs. To meet the skills and training needs, the Victorian Government is funding the development of the Clean Economy Workforce Skills Initiative (the CE Skills Initiative) that comprises:
- Clean Economy Skills and Jobs Taskforce
- Clean Economy Workforce Capacity Building Fund
- Clean Economy Workforce Development Strategy (the Strategy).
The Department of Education and Training has engaged ACIL Allen to develop the Strategy, which is a 10-year strategy including the development of a data model, comprehensive audits (Victoria’s clean economy skill needs, the training system’s capacity and capability and current training courses), and extensive consultations including 16 roundtables.
This consultation is distinct from other Department of Education and Training consultations in that it is specific to clean economy skills and jobs and targets identified clean economy stakeholders.
The Department of Education and Training is aligning this work to any related activities underway within the Victorian Skills Authority (such as the Victorian Skills Plan) and the Office of TAFE Coordination and Training (such as a network approach to TAFE service delivery planning).
Consultation with Learn Locals - Survey
As part of the Strategy development process, ACIL Allen is seeking feedback from the Learn Local sector on perspectives and priorities for the clean economy workforce. The survey (link below) explores:
- The extent to which the clean economy is a strategic priority for Learn Locals
- What pre-accredited training is relevant for communities in the transition to the clean economy
- The extent to which staff have the capability to deliver clean economy-related training (if a current strategic priority or if you intend, or want, it to become one)
Through the survey, providers will be able to opt into further individual discussions to gather more detailed information on clean economy-related training as needed.
Please note, this work does not assume any planned future directions or commitments for the Learn Local sector. Its purpose is to understand what clean economy activity might already be delivered by Learn Locals and what training opportunities or challenges currently exist for the Learn Local sector as Victoria transitions to a clean economy.
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Reviewed 05 July 2023