The Tasmanian Skills Strategy Report Card 2011 [PDF 379KB]
The Tasmanian Skills Strategy Report Card 2010 [PDF 492KB]
The Tasmanian Skills Strategy Report Card 2009 [PDF 456KB]
The purpose of the Tasmanian Skills Strategy is to guide investment to match our state’s skills needs. This investment is for the 400,000 Tasmanians over the age of 15 years that make up the state’s working age population. The Tasmanian Skills Strategy focuses on how opportunities to develop skills in Tasmania will be strengthened, and how threats to that aim will be managed. This focus is inherent through the four themes of the strategy.
Work on the strategy began in 2007 with an audit of skill-related activity in Tasmania, grouped, set against an economic framework and tied to targets and performance measures. The results of this exercise were released in November 2008 and are represented in the wheel on the left. The strategy has now been further developed around four themes:
The actions identified in the Skills Strategy Wheel on the left have been merged into the four theme areas shown in the blue wheel on the right.
The four themes are geared towards the needs of employers and learners, with service providers supplying the necessary support. The bottom of the wheel shows what the strategy will do: increase opportunities for learners and plan for skills for the future. The top of the wheel shows how the strategy will do it: through developing a better performing education and training system and driving workforce development. The wheel demonstrates how increasing opportunities for all Tasmanians to learn through a better system for clients, will drive workforce development, in turn, creating skills for the future and enabling more opportunities.
The themes take into account the big challenges facing Tasmania in the 21st Century, including the management of increasingly scarce water resources; the rapid race of the telecommunications revolution; and the imperative for creating sustainable and renewable energy. Each of the four themes will be delivered with a strong regional approach. This approach recognises the resilience of Tasmanian communities as highly dependent upon the acquisition of skills that are needed for local employment opportunities.