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Skills and Workforce Development Agreement

Final report being prepared

What is a study?

  • Why the study?
  • Issues paper
  • Interim report
  • Final report

What we’ve been asked to look at

The study is to examine how well the Australian, State and Territory governments have achieved their goals for the vocational education and training (VET) system as set out in the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development, and the suitability of this agreement for the future.

As part of this task, the Commission is to examine several related issues, including how governments can better coordinate their support for VET, options for improving funding and pricing arrangements, and how to ensure that government investment in VET produces the best returns for the community.

Read the Terms of ReferenceMedia release

Issues paper release and initial submissions

The Commission released an issues paper to guide people in preparing a submission. It sets out some of the issues and questions the Commission has identified as relevant at this early stage of the study.

Initial submissions were due by 20 December 2019.

Read the issues paper

Interim report release

The Commission had sought further information and feedback following the release of an interim report on 5 June 2020.

Submissions were due by 17 July 2020.

Read the interim report

Final report to Government and release

The final study report is to be handed to the Australian Government in December 2020 and released in January 2021.

Next milestone

Final report to government in December 2020.


Who are the Commissioners?

Jonathan Coppel
Malcolm Roberts

Who to contact

Meredith Baker
Ph: 02 6240 3360

Ingrid Ottaway
Ph: 02 6240 3307


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