Skills Tasmania is Tasmania's State Training Authority, developing strategies and providing support, advice and opportunities and funding to deliver quality training to meet the needs of Tasmanians in our industries.
Skills Tasmania is a division of the Department of State Growth. The Skills Tasmania general manager is responsible for the operations of Skills Tasmania and is accountable to the Secretary.
We are the State Training Authority; we administer Skills, Training and Workforce Development
To advance skills as a core element of a successful Tasmania and to ensure that Government investment in skill development is managed in the best way possible to:
Our vision is to have a Tasmanian vocational education and training system where:
Core Strategic Goal
We formulate policy and provide specialist advice and support services to internal and external clients. We work with a range of stakeholders to achieve value for money.
The courage to make a difference through:
Skills Tasmania is comprised of the Office of the General Manager and three teams:
Increasing participation in education and training is an essential part of achieving the Department of State Growth's purpose to create jobs, growth and opportunity for all Tasmanians.
Investing in skills and workforce development supports our economy to become more productive, be innovative and compete on the global stage. Training and workforce development is also critical to ensure Tasmanians can take up the new jobs being created in the economy.
The Tasmanian training and workforce development system has strong connections with business and industry to ensure that training meets the needs of businesses and individuals. The system is also targeted to ensure that individuals who need support to be work-ready are assisted to overcome barriers and be effective in their work.
Training and education are the collective responsibilities of government, industry, community and individuals. The Department of State Growth, through Skills Tasmania, takes the lead in developing and managing the Tasmanian training and workforce development system in partnership with industry, the education and training sector, and the wider community.
Skills Tasmania is responsible for: