Bridging the skills divide

Bridging the skills divide

6 November 2003

© Commonwealth of Australia 2003
ISBN 0 642 71330 8

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of Committee (PDF 16KB)
Terms of reference (PDF 14KB)
Abbreviations/Acronyms (PDF 56KB)
Recommendations (PDF 113KB)
Preface (PDF 11KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction to the inquiry (PDF 124KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Object of the inquiry
Overview of issues
Structure of the report

Chapter 2 - Skill shortfalls and future skills need (PDF 116KB)

Skill shortages and other skill shortfalls
Identifying current and future skill needs

Chapter 3 - Skill formation and the labour market (PDF 188KB)

Training policy trends and the ‘knowledge economy’
Labour market change and skill shortages
New Apprenticeships: refocus for the future

Chapter 4 - The vocational education and training framework (PDF 301KB)

The national training system
Policy settings and funding arrangements
The institutional framework and infrastructure of VET

Chapter 5 - Education and training pathways (PDF 148KB)

School as a foundation for further learning and employment
VET in Schools: a pathway to further education and employment
Careers advice
Transition between school and work
Pathways to New Apprenticeships
Pathways between VET and higher education – and back again
Pathways for skills development for existing workers

Chapter 6 - The role of industry and other stakeholders (PDF 105KB)

The role of industry
Industry consultation and advisory arrangements
Industry investment in training
Consultation with other stakeholders

Government Senators' Report (PDF 151KB)
Appendix 1 - List of submissions (PDF 15KB)
Appendix 2 - Hearing and witnesses (PDF 44KB)
Appendix 3 - Tabled documents (PDF 12KB)
Appendix 4 - Answers to questions on notice (PDF 16KB)
Appendix 5 - Additional information (PDF 117KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3521
Fax: +61 2 6277 5706