Committee to examine vocational education and training

Issue date: Thursday, 1 December 2022

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The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training has launched an inquiry into the perceptions and status of vocational education and training (VET) in Australia.

‘Australia is currently facing a critical skills shortage in many sectors of the economy. The VET sector is central to ensuring that people have access to secure work and that employers have access to the skills they need to run and expand their businesses,’ said Lisa Chesters MP, Committee Chair.

‘This inquiry will examine the choices of Australian students, employers and educators, and investigate ways to improve the perceptions of the VET sector and its role in providing opportunities for Australians from all walks of life,’ Ms Chesters said.

‘The Committee encourages submissions from anyone interested in this issue, including potential students, employers, parents, educators, and industry bodies and unions.’

More information on the inquiry, including the full terms of reference and details on making a submission, can be found on the Committee website.

Media inquiries

Ms Lisa Chesters MP, Chair
Erin Auld, Media Adviser
(03) 5443 9055

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4573

For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website. On the site, you can make a submission to an inquiry, read other submissions, and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right hand corner of the page.

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