How do industry needs inform the training system?
The goal of training and workforce development is to ensure industry has the skills it needs to thrive, and Tasmanians have the skills they need for rewarding careers.
The Tasmanian Government and the VET system respond to industry and workforce needs through advice and consultation.
The Strategic Industry Advisory Framework
The Tasmanian Government engages with industries to understand the current and future workforce and training through its Strategic Industry Advisory Framework that includes:
- Formal partnerships with fourteen Strategic Community and Industry Partners (SCIPs) outlining practices and process for engagement with the Government’s investment in skills.
- An annual forum with the SCIPs and the Minister for Education and Training.
- A Workforce Development Grant Program that supports projects design to analyse, understand and address current and emerging skills needs.
- Industry Liaison Officers in the south, north and north west who work daily with the Strategic Partners, employers and regional authorities on emerging skills needs and issues.
The ministerial priorities for the VET system and for TasTAFE, and Skills Tasmania program design are directly informed by intelligence gathered from industry.
Current Strategic Community and Industry Partners
Strategic Community and Industry Partners (SCIPs) are a group of industry and community associations who work with Skills Tasmania to provide high-level strategic advice on training and workforce development on behalf of their constituencies. Each SCIP meets regularly with Skills Tasmania, and annually with the Minister for Education and Training.
There are currently 14 Strategic Community and Industry Partners:
- Aged and Community Services Australia
- Engineering Tasmania
- Migrant Resource Centre - Southern Tasmania
- Migrant Resources - Northern Tasmania
- National Disability Services
- Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania
- Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Training Board
- Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association
- Tasmanian Hospitality Association
- Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council
- Tasmanian Seafood Council
- Tasmanian Transport and Logistics Workforce Advisory Group
On 14 November 2018 the Hon. Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training, met with the 14 SCIPs at the annual Ministerial Forum for Skills Tasmania Strategic Community and Industry Partners.
The Forum brought together key industry and community partners to provide advice about training and workforce development priorities in their sectors. This information helps to inform Government where best to target investment for skills that will deliver significant value to the economy.
The 2018 Strategic Community and Industry Partners Ministerial Forum Report addresses the themes arising from these discussions. The 2017 Strategic Community and Industry Partners Ministerial Forum Report is also available.
Industry Workforce Development
For more information on industry training and workforce development see The Tasmanian Workforce.