An increase in the stock of skills in Tasmania relies on a high quality education and training system and on learners and employers having access to top quality information to make choices. Improvements in this area rely on strong public and private providers of education and training working to increase responsiveness to enterprise and learner needs. Increasing competition and choice in the training market, the provision of good information, improved connections between the school, vocational education and training (VET) and Higher Education sectors and a robust planning system for skills infrastructure form part of this work.
“The Tasmania Tomorrow reforms mean we are now set to lead the country in education and training. A high performing education and training system for all Tasmanians will increase opportunities to learn and to work. Strong public education and training providers are the basis of a better system for clients and learners, as is increased competition and choice, better information for clients and learners, a shift towards an integrated tertiary sector and strategic planning for skills infrastructure to align with the long term economic and community building goals of the state.”
Belinda McLennan (pictured right), Chief