VET Inquiry public hearings commence

Issue date: Tuesday, 21 March 2023

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The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training is holding the first public hearing for its inquiry into the perceptions and status of VET.

Ms Lisa Chesters MP, Committee Chair, said, “The Committee is commencing its hearings for this important inquiry by hearing from the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations and Jobs and Skills Australia.’

Ms Chesters said “The Department has responsibility for the Commonwealth skills and training portfolio, and these hearings will provide the Committee with the opportunity to understand and examine the current policy environment before hearing from other stakeholders at future hearings.”

The Committee will seek to hold further public hearings over the coming months, with groups and organisations including National Rugby League, TAFE Directors Australia, the Australian Education Union, education peak bodies, employer groups, unions, academics and others.

Details of these public hearings will be posted on the Committee website when available. 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
Erin.auld@aph.gov.au
(03) 5443 9055

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4573
ee.reps@aph.gov.au

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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