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Policies and strategies

This page contains current policies and strategies, including National strategies, that guide the work of Skills Tasmania.


Ministerial Priorities for Training and Workforce Development 2018-21 (PDF)

Ministerial Priorities set out objectives and actions related to Tasmania’s skills development.

The Minister for Education and Training sets the Priorities for Training and Workforce Development as required under the Training and Workforce Development Act 2013.  These priorities guide Skills Tasmania’s investment in workforce development and training activity and TasTAFE’s delivery of vocational education and training.


Tasmanian Government Building and Construction Training Policy 

The Building and construction training policy is designed to ensure that expenditure on government-funded capital and maintenance works helps to maintain skills in the building and construction industry.


National training strategies

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training is the Australian Government agency that  takes a lead role in developing a vocational education and training system that is nationally consistent and coherent, responsive to individual, industry and community needs and recognised as providing quality outcomes.

Agreement has been reached nationally on objectives for vocational education and training reform to ensure that  industry has the skilled workforce and operating environment it needs to boost the nation's productivity and increase international competitiveness. The Australian Government, State and Territory governments, education and training providers and industry are working together to achieve reform.