A transformed education and training response

Transformation in Victoria's skilling approach is essential for a net-zero future.

Clean Economy Workforce Development Strategy 2023 to 2033

The Clean Economy Workforce Development Strategy 2023 to 2033(opens in a new window) sets out the transformation needed in Victoria’s approach to skilling to prepare for a net-zero future.

The central feature of the strategy is to re-imagine the skills model in Victoria, to plan for the workforce and create more base skills for workers so they can transfer more easily across critical roles. It will also require innovative ways of working with vocational education and training, and higher education to establish new qualifications and courses to rapidly build the skills needed for the rapid energy transition and for the new systems to minimise energy waste. The architecture for skilling in Victoria is well-prepared for the challenge.

The Victorian Skills Authority provides advice about skills demand and innovation required to meet workforce challenges. The Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions (DJSIR) facilitates education and training responses; and the Victorian TAFE Network across the state, under the leadership of the Office for TAFE Coordination and Delivery (OTCD), works together to bring skills to workers, businesses and communities.

The Victorian Government has established a $50 million TAFE Clean Energy Fund to fund clean economy projects in regional Victoria. This includes investments in new and upgraded facilities, such as Stage 2 of the Asia Pacific Renewable Energy Training Centre at Federation TAFE, a clean energy centre at TAFE Gippsland’s Morwell Campus, and a Building Innovation and Design Centre at South West TAFE.