The Victorian Skills Plan 2023 covers four broad priorities

Key themes of the Victorian Skills Plan 2023.

Recognising the diversity of Victoria's employment needs

The plan details the number of new workers expected over the next three years in the state’s industries, occupations and regions. This information is useful to government, industry (employers and unions) communities and education and training sectors for planning and responses.

Promoting post-secondary education skills and career pathways

All Victorians should be able to access education and training at the level that suits their circumstances and at any point in their lives.

Success rests in understanding and responding to the learning needs and aspirations of Victorians. Vocational education and training (including as part of VCE) and higher education qualifications need to be fit-for-purpose and better reflect the aspirations of learners.

Lifting participation in education and training

Too many Victorians are still excluded from education and training and therefore good jobs. Access to quality and relevant learning for work and life is critical, including for First Nations peoples and Victorians with disability who are a focus of this plan.

Delivering the right skills for the jobs of today and tomorrow

Local and global factors will require workers to up-skill and develop transferable skills allowing flexibility within and across occupations and industries to meet skills demand and increase productivity.

This requires a skills and training system that is responsive to current and future skills needs and has strong connections with industry to ensure it has the capacity and capability for innovation.