Employment growth remains strong in Victoria. The challenge is supplying the workers and matching the skills needed for the evolving economy.
Opportunities are numerous in Victoria for people seeking work or career advancement and for businesses to enhance productivity through new technologies and skilled labour. The area of renewable energy is just one example.
This Victorian Skills Plan extends Victoria’s skills roadmap with a number of key responses relating to education and training.
Offering robust education and training pathways for those at risk of missing out on these opportunities must continue to be a key priority.
At the same time, higher levels of knowledge and skills – often spanning multiple industries – are demanded for industry innovation and productivity.
Broad-based knowledge and skills are the best strategy to prepare for the future. Feedback from businesses point to core skills and knowledge as in demand.
As technologically driven transformation takes hold in more industries, transforms supply chains and establishes new enterprises and industries, VET needs to evolve its approach.
Against this backdrop, the Victorian Skills Plan for 2023 into 2024 provides a range of actions and recommendations as Victoria, as part of Australian reforms to education and training, enhances its approaches to deepen skills that lead to successful careers for more Victorians.
Success relies on collaboration and integrity of actions. Collaboration so that everyone learns from the best of the best and integrity in the actions by all partners in education and training for outcomes directed to the common good – for learners, industries and communities.
Craig Robertson, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Skills Authority
Lisa Line, Chair, Victorian Skills Authority Advisory Board