This study was commissioned as part of a series of reviews of national agreements concluded under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Agreement on the Financial Relations of the Federal State (COAG 2009). The National Accord for Skills and Labour Development (NASWD) was approved in 2009 by the Australian, Federal and Territorial Governments and updated in 2012. NASWD sets targets for the skills of Australians through the vocational training system and is committed to undertaking reforms to ensure the system`s accessibility, provide quality services and operate efficiently. NasWD contains performance indicators and targets to track progress. To improve accountability, the agreement should clarify the roles and responsibilities of governments. Together, these commitments should create an effective partnership between governments in defining vocational training policy and monitoring the provision of vocational training services. This study will assess the progress made by governments vis-à-vis NASWD and whether the agreement still provides an effective long-term framework for government policy and cooperation. This study was commissioned as part of a series of reviews of national agreements concluded under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Agreement on the Financial Relations of the Federal State (COAG 2009). The National Accord for Skills and Labour Development (NASWD) was approved in 2009 by the Australian, Federal and Territorial Governments and updated in 2012. NASWD sets targets for the skills acquisition of Australians through the vocational training system and is committed to reforms to ensure the accessibility, provision and proper functioning of the system.
[+] Read more National agreements set out objectives, results, outputs and performance indicators and clarify the roles and responsibilities that will guide the Commonwealth of Australia and states in delivering services in the relevant sectors. National agreements are not financing agreements. This agreement is one of six between the Commonwealth of Australia and the states and territories. It deals with the provision of services throughout the skills sector and human resource development. Keywords: skills development; the education and training system; education and training reform; funding; federal government; Land Government; training policy; Notice of consultation: “The National Accord for Skills and Workforce Development review: Productivity Commission interim report”, published on June 5, 2020, is available in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 140.896. The vocational training system, unlike the university system, is jointly managed by the Commonwealth, state and territorial governments, and major changes require cooperation. The Commission has published a thematic paper to help citizens prepare a deposit. It sets out some of the questions and questions that the Commission considered relevant at this early stage of the study. Permanent URL for this page: hdl.voced.edu.au/10707/187905.
The final report of the study is expected to be submitted to the Australian government in December 2020 and published in January 2021. This document presents the Commission`s initial views on issues and questions arising from the mandate of the study (pages iii-v). It offers only one starting point for these issues – the Commission welcomes the evidence and comments on all the considerations raised by the mandate. Appendix A explains how a deposit is presented. Applications should be made by December 20, 2019. These applications will be used to develop an interim report to be published by the end of March 2020. Following the publication of the interim report, the Commission will send further proposals for the final report which will be submitted to the Australian Government until November 2020. . .