Mr Neil Coulson was appointed as the first Victorian Skills Commissioner (VSC) in December 2015.
This independent role signalled a new direction in how industry would engage with the training system. The VSC works with employers, unions and government to better align training with the needs of the Victorian industry and economy. This will ensure the training requirements of students and employers are met, and that skills outcomes support the Government’s economic objectives for productivity and growth.
The Andrews Labor Government is taking the next step in reforming Victoria’s training and TAFE system with the launch of TAFE Victoria. For the first time, a new, united brand will position TAFEs as modern, contemporary institutions that all Victorian can access to get the real training they need to get a real job. Victoria’s […]
In November and December the Office of the Victorian Skills Commissioner hosted the first round of Industry Advisory Group meetings. More than 150 Industry Advisory Group members from industries ranging from construction and health to resources and manufacturing attended meetings which kicked off on November 2 and concluded on December 20. The meetings, one for […]
On 6 October, the Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson joined industry leaders on a plenary panel session as part of the TAFE Directors Australia 2016 Convention. The panel discussion was facilitated by television presenter Virginia Trioli and addressed the topic of what role must employers and government play in ensuring VET students graduate with the […]
On 5 October, the Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson joined the Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert for the opening of the 2016 WorldSkills National Competition at the Melbourne Showgrounds. More than 500 young apprentices, trainees and students attended the event which kicked off the three-day competition. The event will feature 60 skills competitions, […]
Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson delivered the key note address to more than 120 delegates at the Skilling the Bay forum in Geelong on 26 August. The forum was designed to raise awareness of the current state of employment and skills in the region, showcase the achievements of a diverse range of programs and initiatives […]
On 10 August, the Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson launched the new Industry Engagement Framework alongside the Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert. As part of the launch the Minister also officially declared the Office of the Victorian Skills Commissioner open for business. The new Industry Engagement Framework provides a structured way for industry, […]
On 19 January, the Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson joined the Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney to launch the Government’s new $40 million Workforce Training Innovation Fund (WTIF). The fund is a key feature of the Labor Government’s new approach to training Skills First and is a $40 million initiative to support industry […]
Our new Industry Engagement Framework provides a structured way for industry, unions and employers to inform and engage with the training system in Victoria.
ALIGNING TRAINING WITH INDUSTRY NEEDS
The Victorian Government is committed to working with industry, unions and expert bodies to ensure Victoria’s Government-funded training system best serves the needs of the economy.
The Government has also committed to reforming the training system to recognise the importance of industry, employers and students – to ensure that students gain the skills they need for real jobs, which in turn boosts industry productivity.